Hi friends and welcome back to the blog! Today’s post comes highly requested – it is toddler travel toys: 10 all-round toys for kids. I’m going to show you my 10 favorite toys to take in the plane or car when traveling with toddlers.
For those of us able to travel this summer (or anytime during the year), keeping our toddlers engaged with educational (yet fun) activities and toys is at the top of our list. We all know what happens when toddlers get bored!
I have had a lot of requests for this post and I have scoured the internet for the best toddler toys for travel whether it is by plane, boat, car, or train!
My favorite toys and activities to have on board for traveling with toddlers are those that are fun while still being educational. I try to save screen-time until we just can’t handle it anymore (haha). I really do my best to encourage my son to play with and learn from other toys and activities prior to screen-time.
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Toddler Travel Toys: 10 All-Round Toys for Kids
1. Magnetic Drawing Board
This magnetic drawing board is very similar to the 1980’s toy the Etch-A-Sketch. What’s cool about this one is that your toddler can actually use one of four colors while drawing! This magnetic drawing board comes with amazing reviews from parents, and I just know your toddler will love to have this on the plane or in the car during this summer’s travels!
2. Toddler Busy Board
The next awesome toy for airplane travel with toddlers is this toddler busy board that supports Montessori education. This busy board has all a toddler needs to keep, well, busy for some amount of time. Zippers, buttons, ties, and snaps are all a part of this board. What I love most about it is how easy it is to slide into a backpack for the plane or car. You will love it!
3. Kindle Fire Edition 7 for Kids
As any parent understands, travel these days is just not okay without having a back-up tablet or iPad or something similar to tote for when the toys just aren’t cutting it. My recommendation for this is the Kindle Fire Edition 7 for Kids. It really is perfect. By purchasing this tablet, you get a year’s worth of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited with over 20,000 apps, games, books, and videos of educational and engaging content for toddlers. It is very easy to create screen-time limits and educational goals with the parental controls. I highly recommend this tablet for any type of travel with toddlers!
4. Hide ‘n Seek Alphabet Pop-Up
Another toy/activity that I really love for toddler car or plane travel toys is this hide ‘n seek alphabet pop-up activity. Your toddler will absolutely love seeking and finding different symbols, people, animals, and things behind each letter and number. What’s nice about this one, just like the previous toys and activities, is that it stores nice and neat for travel. Your toddler will love this! It has an excellent price point, too!
5. Dot to Dot for Tiny Tots
The next activity that will (or should) keep your toddler’s attention for a while is this dot to dot for tiny tots. It’s a wipe clean spiral bound notebook with various puzzles and activities for toddlers. I love that this activity really helps with fine motor skills for toddlers and also is fun and educational – all at once. The price point, under $10, is also really nice!
6. Crayola Wonder Pages
Crayola Wonder Pages are some of my favorite coloring activities for toddlers! When they say “mess-free coloring,” they really and truly mean it! These markers do not leave a mark on anything except for the special paper they come with on which to draw. These are perfect for taking along on the airplane or in the car during travel. You can also buy blank Crayola Wonder Pages here, if you’re interested. Also, this stow-n-go package of Crayola Wonder Pages is my favorite for airplane travel – fits so nicely in a backpack!
7. Wikki Stix Traveler Playset
The next item on the list of the best toys for traveling with toddlers is this Wikki Stix Traveler Playset. Wikki Stix are the best! As a teacher, I have used these for years in various classes and at various grade levels. Oftentimes Wikki Stix are used to have children “trace” letters or words or even pictures – for better understanding and rogue memory. This playset has so many different activities and many different colored Wikki Stix to choose from. Your toddler will absolutely love this!
8. Real Binoculars for Kids
Something that I can see practically any toddler really loving are these real binoculars for kids. Whether in the plane, in the car, on the boat, or on the train, your child will absolutely love being able to see all of the sights up close by using these real binoculars! They are shockproof and waterproof and also stow easily by folding. Perfect for traveling to your campsite this summer!
9. My First Fidget-Cube
Perhaps one of the coolest items on this list is this Fisher Price My First Fidget-Cube for toddlers. How awesome is this? If you’ve been around in the past few years you’ve probably seen the adult style fidget cubes – well, this is basically the same thing except a little bigger, sturdier, and more colorful for toddlers! This is the perfect toy/activity to be holding onto until the last minute when nothing else is working – bring this out and watch your toddler be amazed!
10. Digital Camera for Toddlers
The last item on the list of the best travel toys for toddlers is this digital camera for toddlers – how awesome is this? I seriously have to get one for my son. Our children love mimicking things that we do as adults, and one thing we do a lot of is take pictures – especially while traveling. This is an actual real camera that actually works – and your toddler will love it! It comes extra bulky and easy-to-hold, perfect for little toddler hands. There is a pink one and a blue one, just for your picking.
I’m sure you’ve found at least one toy or activity from this list that you have in your Amazon cart already, am I right? If so, let me know in the comments which one (or three) of the toddler travel toys you chose for your toddler for this travel season.
Here is a list of all the toys together, so you can see them all at once:
Wellchild Magnetic Drawing Board for Toddlers,TravelToddler Busy Board – Montessori SensoryFire 7 Kids Edition Tablet, 7″Battat – Hide & Seek AlphabetDot to Dot for Tiny TotsCrayola Baby Shark Wonder Pages MessWikki Stix Traveler PlaysetBinoculars for Kids Best Gifts forFisher-Price My First Fidget CubeVATENIC Kids Toys for 3-10 Year
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