Secrets to Entertaining a #Toddler While #Travelling

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Please note that this is a repost of my article posted on “Kids in the Capital“. Check out this amazing local resource! 


I mentioned in one of my earlier posts travelling with a toddler that one of our friends prepared a box of surprises for our daughter to keep her entertained while flying out west. It helped us keep her entertained for a good portion of our 5 hour flight across Canada. It included so many great things, stickers, crayons, books, paper, dolls, and so much more.

SOOOO, in the spirit of keeping this amazing “new tradition” alive, we decided to do the same for our friend’s who will be travelling soon.

This little girl is one of my daughter’s closest friends, she has many sweet passions and interests, but her favourite right now — FROZEN! Who doesn’t love Frozen? It seems as if my family is the only one who has not yet watched the movie. Our little one isn’t much into movies just yet.

So I was on a mission to find some cute, Frozen themed items that would keep her happy and entertained for her long journey. After searching high and low, I came across the following items:

1. Small, clear Frozen themed backpack
2. Hair comb and mirror and hair accessories (Frozen of course)
3. Frozen lip balm (Gotta keep your lips hydrated. Even if you are only 2!)
4. Flash card games by Fisher Price
5. Dora the Explorer colouring book (another favourite of this sweetie pie)
6. Melissa and Doug Crayons
7. Treats

Here’s the final product! Cute isn’t it?


How Toddlers Thrive – #Parenting #BOOKREVIEW COMING SOON!

Sorry this is something I must share. I will start my post by first saying that I have not been asked to review this book. It was simply recommended to me by one of my online bloggers as a “must read” as a mama to an over active, independent toddler.

By the way, I would not change this about my little one for the world, the keen desire to test boundaries, to better understand the world she lives and to be simply her own person. But I would like to learn how to best deal with the many raises that arise


So in the coming week or two,I will share my thoughts and opinions about the book

“How Toddlers Thrive” by Dr. Tovah P. Klein.

Boy, I’m really starting to learn more about my little one and how to deal with her tantrums. Usually these books frustrate me, but I’m finding it quote enlightening, especially realizing that all the toddler problems we are experiencing are normal (including the screaming, pushing, etc). I mean, we knew that these were normal but I always believe there is room for improvement, room for finding out better ways to tackle said situations.

*Sigh of relief.

What books would you recommend to “new” parents? Books that go beyond the normal, mainstream parenting books and get to what’s useful and helpful advice?