What to do When Children Bicker in the Car

My children are now teenagers, and we still occasionally have this. Here are several ways to solve: Settle specifics – In our house, it has always been the music. Settling specifics means coming up with a full, solid and publicly agreed upon plan for repeat conflicts. For a few years, our plan was structured around … Continue reading What to do When Children Bicker in the Car

Plan, Do, Review for Summer Outings

Plan-Do-Review is a piece of HighScope preschool curriculum. Plan-Do-Review builds children’s vocabulary and supports concept development through repetition and focus on goal setting and follow through. In the preschool classroom, children might plan during circle time by telling their teacher what they will do during center time. In our classes we ask children to tell us … Continue reading Plan, Do, Review for Summer Outings

More Car Games

I have been thinking since the last post of all the additional ways we keep the kids engaged on road trips. Here are a few more ideas: Collect as You Go – Bring an extra backpack to let children collect ticket stubs, receipts, brochures, maps and souvenirs as you go. This can be a treasure trove of … Continue reading More Car Games

Car Games

On long roadtrips, it can be tempting to let kids plug-in to their i-pods or watch movies all day. I tend to think the car is the perfect place to connect with each other, you have a captive audience. Here are a few ideas to get you started. Play Games – 20 Questions, Punch Buggy, … Continue reading Car Games