I’m going on a long car trip, just me and my 6-year-old son, and I’m looking for ideas for entertainment. He has coloring books, toys, and a Nintendo DS — and does enjoy looking out the window, and talking to me — but these amusements aren’t going to last the whole trip, never mind the whole way back.
I was thinking there might be podcasts geared to the younger set. True? I haven’t looked yet. Also I have thought about seeing if there were storytellers’ CDs available at the library (Paging Zsofia! True?) that I could check out that we could listen to. I had an Appalachian storytellers’ cassette that my older children and I used to listen to, but after about three times through, you are done.
I don’t have a DVD player or a laptop at the moment, but I do have an iPhone I’m willing to let him borrow (he likes Plants vs. Zombies) … but I’d like to encourage a little more creativity and a little less electronic amusement.
Since he’s going to be the only kid in the car, and I have to drive, I’m getting a little paranoid, thinking I’m going to have to listen to a lot of “Are we there yet???”