Have you ever noticed your child getting grumpy and more demanding after playing games on your phone or tablet for an extended period of time (AKA during travel)? While I know that it is possible to help keep a kid quiet through a 5+ hour flight with just movies and video games alone, I know there will also be consequences for doing so.
Here’s another screen-free favorite you can add to the mix for your in-flight entertainment or for your family’s next camping trip. The “Tell Me a Story” card sets from eeBoo help pre-readers put their imaginations to work by sequencing scenes from the deck in a story all their own.
You can also take turns with your child, each drawing a card from the deck and narrating what happens next, which can be fun when the scene is very unexpected! And on a personal note, I can say it wouldn’t hurt to keep a deck of Tell Me a Story cards in your purse or daypack on a regular basis to help pass time in restaurants, waiting rooms, and while waiting to pick up older siblings.
Each deck contains 36 story cards with a slide-tray storage box, and they are recommended for children 3 years and up. Some of the other Tell Me a Story sets include Mystery in the Forest, Animal Village, Fairytale Mix-ups, Volcano Island, and more. Click here to see all of the Tell Me a Story card sets, including a couple of Story Collection 3-packs, which include a bonus.
For more screen-free recommendations to help keep kids entertained during travel, see my post Five screen-free favorites to keep kids entertained during long flights, and my very poetic post with the Ode to a Travel Doodle Pro. As always, you’ll find more sanity-saving products for travel with babies, toddlers, and little kids in the Pack This! features you can browse through this link.