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  • December 13, 2020
  • MKB Team

Take a bus or take a train,
Take a boat or take a plane,
Take a taxi, take a car,
Maybe near or maybe far,
Take a rocket to the moon,
But be sure to come back soon.

Traveling with a child can be daunting unless you are a kangaroo
mom with your personal pouch. The experience is not relished
particularly on a lengthy train journey, plane ride or road trip.
However, if you manage to choose 2 great travel toys, more than half
the battle is won. Not only will your child be entertained during the
journey, but you and your fellow passengers will breathe a sigh of
relief and have a stress-free trip. Remember, the perfect travel toys
can make a huge difference between a memorable family vacation
and an arduous, forgettable journey. Here’s our pick of the best
travel toys for toddlers and kids.


1. Water Wow -
How about a toy that comes to life when wet? If that makes you go wow, so will these vehicle and safari-themed water wow books. The No-Mess Activity Book is aimed at children aged 3-7, with a refillable chunky sized water pen producing vibrant hidden colours and pictures at every stroke. This refillable pen is designed for small hands and allows easy filling. It can be stored conveniently in the front cover. What’s more, there’s no mess to clean up as the 4 pages are reusable. Just erase the pictures and fill in another activity again and again. It’s no-mess painting at its best for that budding little painter who’s traveling.

2. Flip To Win Memory Game -
The Flip-to-Win Memory Game of focus and concentration has been designed for the smaller hands of 5 to 7 year olds. It has a wooden frame with 25 flaps, sliding scorekeepers and 7 double-sided, laminated, themed game cards. The bungee-hinge design ensures durability and strength. Its travel friendly without loose pieces and
everything can be stored in the board itself. To play, choose from the seven fun themes and slide a card into the game board. Flip up pieces two at a time to find the matching pictures beneath. This enhances motor skills and teaches basic developmental skills.

3. Coggy - Fat Brain -
Challenge your child’s mental gears with Coggy, the brainteaser that clicks, bends and shifts shape. 16 colourful gears are connected which you have to fold, zig zag and coil to make the perfect positions matching the images on the challenge cards. Coggy enhances visual spatial skills, critical thinking, and logic. Travel on a mental workout with Coggy with its clicking movements and 255 degree flexibility!

4. Reusable Sticker Pad –
The Reusable Sticker Pad is a great travel toy because it’s endlessly reusable and endless fun. Normal stickers go kaput with only a single use. But with this big activity pad, the fun goes on and on! The 5 backgrounds can be filled with more than 200 stickers. The vinyl stickers peel off easily and can be positioned repeatedly keeping kids engrossed and parents at peace.

5. Fisher Price Doodle Pro –
On-the go fun has never been better. Lie back and relax on your seat as your kid indulges in hours of mess-free drawing. There’s learning as well, as kids practice their motor skills and pre-writing skills with the pen. The big magnetic drawing screen serves as an easel and an easy-slide eraser cleans it almost magically. It’s travel friendly with an easy-carry portable handle and a durable frame. The convenience
of storing the tethered pen and stampers is another advantage. Doodle, Stamp, Erase, Repeat! Fun has never been so artsy!

6. Magnetic Maze -
One for the goose and ten for the goat! You can definitely count on this to take away your travel blues! The Magnetic Wand Number Maze is great for kids 12 months and up as an excellent educational wooden activity board. It boasts of familiar animals and small red apples that can be slid thanks to the attached magnetic wand over the acrylic surface. You can’t lose this wand while traveling as it’s attached to the board just like all the other pieces.

Fill the baskets with the right number of red apples with the help of the wand. Then, move the apples to different parts of the maze to add and subtract. Mathematics is now child’s play! It also enhances number-recognition, counting skills, hand-eye
coordination and manual dexterity.

7. Take Along Shape Sorter -
The Take Along Shape Sorter is a cute travel toy bag for kids 9 months and up. It is an on-the-move activity center and an early developmental toy armed with a padded case with 2 activity slides, an easy-carry handle, and 9 differently coloured and shaped textured blocks. Children lift the crinkly flaps, identify the pictures, match
them with the shapes, and drop the textured blocks through the sorter. Apart from the development of sensory, fine motor, gross motor, logical, creative, linguistic, emotional, and communication skills, the child also learns self-esteem, growing a sense of pride to possess a travel toy bag.

8. Hand Toy Grabber - https://amzn.to/2Y7t1iU
The Hand Toy Grabber is useful on a trip when constant movement is not feasible. Who wants to work on vacation anyway? It’s great to grab those fallen toys from the floor or from under the car seat and collect them in a flash. It’s also good for baby’s hand-eye coordination and to teach him/her to clean up the mess and keep
the toys in order.

The concept of traveling light, after becoming a mom does not exist. There are a bunch of things that this Lil’ monster of yours will want. Mama Tanvi's this episode is here to make your traveling a lot easier. Mama Tanvi brings to you The Best Toys that are travel friendly and toys that 'll keep your toddler busy while you can enjoy that beautiful sunset!


We would love to hear from you! Share your favourite toy travel experience. Write in to us if a travel toy brightened up your little one’s world and kept him/her happily engaged and enthralled during that long road or flight trip.


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