On The Road

School is out! Vacation time is here!! The family has decided this is the summer for a big road trip and your preparations begin.

Once you have chosen a fun and exciting destination, made the necessary reservations, and mapped the route, you must now prepare your travel vehicle for the long drive. Tires are checked, oil changed and fluids topped.

You are almost ready. You saved the most important task for last…stocking a fun selection of items to keep your young travelers entertained during the long drive.

There are many toys on the market today that will fit the bill. For the youngest ones, Fisher Price has a wide variety of classic toys including the Picture Disc Camera. There are also numerous Melissa & Doug Sticker Pads to choose from. All ages will enjoy the Schylling hand-held pinball games. The amazing hand puppets by both Folkmanis and Melissa & Doug will also provide hours of entertainment for all.

For more travel activities, books provide fun entertainment. Dover Activity Books offer mazes, stencils, stickers and more. Melissa & Doug On-The-Go Games include pinball games and travel markers for coloring. You should stock up on lots of fun and exciting story books for the trip. These will come in handy on the road but also help entertain all through the summer vacation when there may be a rainy day or downtime to fill.

One last suggestion for entertaining both the young and old travelers is the Melissa & Doug Smarty Pants Brain Teaser Games. These will keep them entertained as well as learning new things along the way.

These are just a few suggestions to help make your vacation this year a memorable one. There is nothing like a family road trip. Make it the best it can be. Make it FUN!