How do I keep my Toddler from getting frustrated on long car journeys? Be Creative!

What can you do when you are stuck in traffic with your toddler? You know how tense it can become as your child starts getting boisterous or screaming his head off. So you need to invent some games to amuse him and stop him getting bored.

A good game to try is “the snooker game”. This can take anything up to 30 minutes to play, and will keep your toddler very interested. The objective of the game is to spot cars which are the same colours as the balls on a snooker table.

Most of the colours are easy to spot, so you start off with red, and go all the way through to black. However, have you ever noticed just how few yellow, brown or pink cars there are on the roads? In fact there are virtually no pink ones at all, so the game can really go on for as long as you want it to. Your child will be enthralled.

A variation on this game is spotting makes or types of cars. You get to choose the make to be looked out for, and whoever spots one first gets to choose the next one to find. This too can go on for as long as you need it to.

Try them, they really work, and tell me what you think.

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2 thoughts on “How do I keep my Toddler from getting frustrated on long car journeys? Be Creative!

  1. My Dad was making it harder and more educative – since in France, the plate numbers indicated where you are from – so for example, 69 (really random number!!) is a car from Lyon, 06 from Cannes/South of France, 54 the Nievre. So to get your child thinking – in the UK you could make them think of how old is each car since numbers indicate the year the car was built.
    Caroline

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