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Suggestions based on my experience: Drive at night. We did several similar length trips (Chicago-DC, Chicago-west of Denver) with a 2.5 year old, and the best luck we had was driving overnight. Leave at 3pm, arrive at 9am, or whatever, kids sleep 80% of the trip. They're happy, you're tired but hopefully have someone to help at the destination. If he's ...


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On the contrary, these games while seeming to help children learn, are on a problematic medium for them to digest them on. Hand-eye co-ordination is better learnt outside, and with three dimensional games, and eye muscles are still developing and gaining strength. ...


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I like Joe's answer, but will contribute a few more, also based on extended empirical studies. Stuff to Bring Lots of Paper and Crayons Buy a few coloring books, connect-the-dots templates, mazes, etc and a lot of spare paper and crayons. If that's one thing to remember, remember that one. May vary from kid to kid though. Also, read this thread with lots ...


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You might have seen "play gyms" - these are mats with interesting patches. Some of the patches make noises, or have different textures, or are bright colours. Sometimes the mats have soft frames and mobile things dangling down. Tummy time is good because it helps with crawling and avoiding flat head. And having fun things to crawl towards helps. Having ...


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Animal jam is a safe place for children. My daughter has a lovley experience from it. Also you unfortantly have to pay for memberships now but half of the money you pay goes to national geographic to save big cats. On animal jam you have something called the journal where there are things to look for and when you find it it tells you what it is and what it ...



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