The countdown is on for the Daytona 500 this Sunday. What little boy or girl doesn’t love his/her race cars!?! I know my son and his dad could play for hours racing. Just pushing the car and keeping it on the track is a good developmental skill. I love to see my son interested in building his tracks and racing them. He has come up with some really interesting turn-arounds and loop-de-loops.
Sometimes I feel like I am in the Daytona 500. We are rushing here and rushing there. I believe I spend half my life in the car. We go from school to practices to swim to Grandma’s house. We go and go. I found some really great products that keep my kids entertained in the car. They are also easy to take along. I can easily take them when we go on long trips or vacations.
Little racing fans will love this mixin’ and matchin’ Zippy Cars Magnetic Game from HABA USA. It features durable metal tin, a variety of background scenes and a plethora of race car drivers, spectators and accessories for creating new scenarios again and again. Young aspiring course designers they can also lay out their own designs using the road sections.
My kids went to the fridge with this activity immediately. They spent hours creating different scenarios. They actually worked really well together without my support. We then used it in the car and the tin was great for keeping all of the pieces in one spot.
For ages 3 years and up. MSRP: 14.99. Available online at www.HABAusa.com.
Get ready for squishable, squashable fun…on the go! The Playfoam® GO! portable carrying case includes 8 cool Playfoam colors, each kept neat and tidy in its own compartment. There’s even a ninth bonus compartment for mixing Playfoam colors!
I thought this would make a huge mess in my car, but surprisingly it didn’t. It was easy to put in the container and store away for the next road trip. My kids loved the texture of the foam and the bright colors. It was cool to see their creativity coming through.
MSRP: $14.99. Available online at www.Amazon.com.
This was a huge hit with my son and husband! A 2016 Toy of the Year Finalist, PlayTape by InRoad Toys, makes it easy for kids to create instant roads for toy vehicle play anytime, anywhere. PlayTape sticks to any flat surface, and is easy to tear and reposition. After hours or even days of fun, it peels up without any residue and is recyclable, so cleanup is a snap. Take PlayTape anywhere – in your pocket or purse – and bring your child’s imagination to life!
For ages 3+ years. MSRP: $3.97. Available in over 3,000 Walmart stores nationwide in the Hot Wheels section.
What do you do to make traveling easier with your little ones?
Disclosure: All thoughts and opinions are my own. I received the above products for review purposes only.