How to entertain your preschooler when the iPod goes flat (in the car).

Sometimes you just need a few ways to keep the children entertained in the car that doesn’t involve screen time. These are all games that I have used on various car trips with my son. They are good for 3 – 5 year olds and beyond.

1. Play Eye Spy – Instead of using  letters you can use colours and adjectives. For example “Eye Spy with my little eye something that is is white and fluffy”. Possible answer: Clouds.

2. Make up nonsense words – my son (5 y. o) loves to do this and it always sends him into fits of giggles.

3. Tell Jokes –  My son’s jokes are so bad that they’re good!

4. Sing – Turn the radio off and sing songs instead. The babies love this also.

5. Story telling – Retell familiar stories or make up your own.

I would love to hear of some other games people use with their preschoolers.