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Tykes On A Plane: 8 Things to Keep the Kids Calm When Flying

8 Things to Keep Kids Calm
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* Sure-fire solutions to those “I’m Bored” phrases
* Perfect for traveling on a plane or dining in a restaurant
* How to keep kids busy and entertained

Keep your wits about you when traveling with our selection of 8 things that will keep the kids calm and — more importantly — busy when flying. From an activity book and cool headphones, to healthy snacks and even an ultra high-tech tablet made especially for the younger set, each of these items will provide hours of entertainment and/or comfort when they (and you) need it the most.

1. Children’s Activity Book

Keep your child entertained for hours with the “Mom, I’m Bored” Children’s Activity Book. This book contains 22 different activities such as games, puzzles and sketching promises to stimulate their minds and more importantly keep them entertained.

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2. Annie’s Fruit Snacks

Annie’s Homegrown Snacks are known for using all organic ingredients sans artificial colors or flavors. Their Bunny Fruit Snacks Variety Pack is a great alternative to the other well-known sugary fruit packs available and are made with real fruit juice. Perfect for traveling or throwing in your bag for a quick trip to the mall.

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3. Travel Neck Pillow

Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Travel Neck Pillow is a great travel pillow, sized especially for children. Whether you’re going on long trips or simply running errands in your car, your kids will travel comfortably with their favorite cartoon characters in tow.

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4. Kids Headphones Set

These headphones by Ailihen are a necessary travel companion for anyone traveling with younger kids. Volume limited for hearing protection, these headphones are lightweight, have a foldable design and have an adjustable headband to fit all growing kids. Great for taking the kids to a concert too.

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5. Easel Art Set

The Jr. Artist Set by Art 101 is a double-sided pop-up easel that includes a variety of tools to help teach the fundamentals of drawing and painting. Filled to the brim with everything from crayons, oil pastels, colored pencils and paints, this set will keep your kids busy for hours all in a neatly organized, portable case.

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6. Travel Play Tray

Our next innovative travel pick with children is the Kids Travel Play Tray. This activity, snack, play tray and organizer is designed to let kids play with their favorite toys and create art pieces without losing anything thanks to its unique design. Included are 2 zipper pockets, 1 storage area and a front border to prevent objects from falling. Helps to keep the area mess-free when eating too. Designed to also use on strollers, car seats or airplanes.

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7. Boogie Board eWriter

Keep the little ones entertained for hours with the eWriter by Boogie Board. This lightweight LCD writing screen eliminates the need for paper and feels just like writing with pen on paper. The image stays as long as you need it and they can draw and play games again and again to their heart’s content.

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Amazon Fire Kids Edition Tablet

Lastly, we chose the Amazon Fire HD Kids Edition Tablet. This authentic full-featured tablet has a vibrant HD display, plenty of internal storage and long battery life. This device will become your best ally during long periods of travel and has an endless amount of content including apps, games, videos, books and educational series.

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