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How to keep your toddler or preschooler entertained during an airport layover – while you enjoy a cup of coffee

by Shelly Rivoli

If you don’t yet have your copy of the new Take-Along Travels with Baby, you have no idea what you’re missing. When I say it has “Hundreds of Tips to Help During Travel with Your Baby, Toddler, and Preschooler,” it’s no exaggeration. And that it fits in the side pocket of your diaper bag or day pack–or into your Kindle, Nook or iPhone, well, let’s just say it’s a lot of help in a little package for on-the-go parents.

Okay, here ends sales pitch and here follows one of my favorite tips from the Entertainment to Go chapter you can try the next time a layover finds you in an airport Starbucks.

Tip #5 in the (unexpected and resourceful) 
“Travel Crafts for Preschoolers”:
A two-dimensional log cabin created from ten wooden stir sticks.
  • Create a two-dimensional (flat) log cabin out of wooden stir sticks collected from a cafe. Keep the stir sticks in your diaper bag to re-use when needed during your travels.

Now in  case any of you are keeping track, I know this Tip Tuesday came online a little bit late. I like to mix it up a little now and then just to help remind myself that it’s me running this blog and not the other way around.

Safe journeys,

Shelly Rivoli
Author of Travels with Baby and the new Take-Along Travels with Baby
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Photo Fave: Musical wait at Portland International - Travels With Baby Tips September 14, 2012 - 4:27 pm

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Shelly Rivoli May 26, 2011 - 2:07 pm

Thanks! I guess you don't technically have to be traveling with a kid to enjoy this one (it's fun!). 😉

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Sarah V. May 25, 2011 - 11:35 pm

I love the stir sticks idea! (And I love a good cup of coffee.) Thanks for the suggestion!

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