10. Activity Books
Coloring books just won't cut it with this kid. We needed books with word searches, dot to dots, age-appropriate puzzles, mazes, and the like.
I like this product because they are easy to play and usually educational in some way. The Explorer and pad play the same games, which is a plus.
We have one in each car. For long trips, or extended time in traffic, this is a must. I, however, refuse to use it for normal trips to the grocery store, school, etc. It's a privilege!
7. kid games on your iPad, Nook, Kindle, iPhone, etc.
3. matchbox cars and track, or a road carpet to drive on
To say T has a car obsession is an understatement! He's nuts about matchbox cars. We have hundreds! It's always nice to have some track on hand, as well. Sadly, we have 3 road carpets (mostly hand-me-downs). They allow the kids to use their imagination, and build cities.
2. Legos...and if you can swing it, a lego table! We got ours for free from a family member. It's a great place to actually STORE the millions of legos.
Judge if you must, but my kid LOVES this toy! He and the neighborhood kids drive their jeeps around, he can drive it over the grass when hubs is mowing the lawn (it has off-road capabilities), he gives rides, plays make-believe with it, and he still uses his bike and scooter just as much. We've even loaded it up with pool stuff to take down to our neighborhood pool in the summers. You can get a pretty good deal if you catch it on sale in the winter (which is when we got ours at Walmart...online...site to store) or on amazon.
The one below is the one we own. I recommend if you have two kids, or more, or plan to have more than 1, get a vehicle that can hold more than 1.
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