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Happy Family Summer Road Trips
With the onset of warm weather, most everybody starts planning for a family vacation, a weekend-getaway or even a day trip. And if it ends up being a road trip adventure with kids in tow, it could either be the craziest thing you’ll ever undertake or it could result in blissful family time, with some careful planning on your part. It can get very frustrating for kids to stay confined in a moving vehicle for endless hours unless they have something interesting to keep them occupied.
In today’s digital age, with the advent of smartphones and handheld devices, parents can make use of the innumerable digital media options available for kids. But this does not have to be a mindless distraction, rather make it an educational experience for children by giving them access to positive, quality-curated media resources. Find below some noteworthy e-Books and apps put together by the experts at SmartFeed (https://www.thesmartfeed.com) and be rest assured that you will be much less likely to hear that most dreaded question, “are we there yet?”
For a more extensive list of media choices, check out theSmartFeed’s Travel playlist (https://www.thesmartfeed.com/staff_picks/travel) and e-Books for the Road playlist (https://www.thesmartfeed.com/staff_picks/ebooks-for-the-road).
Charlotte’s Web (ages 6+)
A true children’s literature classic, this book showcases friendship, love, empathy and loss. A must-read story of a tender bond between Wilbur the pig and Charlotte the spider.
The Tale of Despereaux (ages 7+)
Four storylines, that of a mouse, a princess, a serving girl and a rat are intertwined and presented in this charming book which will captivate the reader.
Clementine (ages 8+)
A hilarious story of a fun-loving girl who has quite the knack for getting into trouble, unintentionally of course.
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate (ages 9-12)
Tag along with Calpurnia Tate on her adventures exploring the natural world around her as she tries to make her mark in a male-dominated society; best example of a positive female role model for kids.
The Mysterious Benedict Society
Four gifted children (two boys and two girls) are chosen after passing through several mind-bending tests to go on a challenging, secret mission. Join them on this wild adventure and solve the mystery together.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever (ages 10+)
Greg Heffley is a master of bad choices and boy, is he in big trouble! Find out why in this sixth book of the immensely popular series.
Dora and Diego’s Vacation Adventure (ages 3+)
Read along with Dora and Diego in this story app and explore all the features and thrills of their vacation adventure. Reading can be so much fun!
Cool Mad Libs (ages 6+)
Create, save and share your fun stories using the world’s greatest word game in this engaging digital version.
License Plate Travel Game (ages 7+)
Spot a State License Plate and score a point. Download the app on your smartphone to keep tab of the scores. A perfect game for the whole family to join in.
State Bingo and Road Trip US
Enhance your state geograwy knowledge, practice your map reading skills, answer questions, solve riddles and bingo! - travel time becomes fun, learning time.