Road Trip Hack When Traveling With Kids

Traveling with kids can be tough. Thankfully, this road trip hack for kids will save your sanity next time you’re in the car for a long haul.

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Truth be told, I’m a little surprised I didn’t discover this hack sooner considering the amount of hours we have spent in the car with a toddler.

Trust me, I’ve also spent countless nights researching ALL the tips for traveling with kids and this one wasn’t one of them. And it still surprises me that I had to stumble upon this one on my own. Luckily, now you can benefit from the two plus years of travel it took to discover this brilliant travel hack.

Road Trip Hack for Kids

First, I think it’s important to disclose our parenting philosophy might differ from yours [and that’s ok] in that we don’t allow our kid much, if any screen time, even in the car. However this road trip hack is still for you!

Have you ever had your kid ask you to read. a book in the car… and if you did, did you end up car sick? Here’s how you fix that! 

Were you aware that there are YouTube accounts that read and some that sing books your kids probably already read a home? Below I’ll give you step by step instructions on how to use this to your advantage when traveling with kids. It will be a game changer for filling time in the car!

Road Trip Hack when traveling with kids, calling tennessee home

How to Make a Book Playlist

When you start packing for your upcoming road trip, gather some of your child’s favorite books. Favorites in our home include a lot of books from the Dr. Seuess early reading series, specifically Cat in the Hat.

Next, go to your YouTube Account and search for the book title. There are lots of videos where someone will read the book however we really love this channel that sings too!

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Road Trip Essentials for Kids

After you’ve added all the road trip books to the playlist, you’re ready to go. Once in the car, hand your child a book and let YouTube do the work for you. We don’t hand our device over, we just play the sound. No more car sickness and who cares if they ask to read the book over and over again till you get there.

Tell us in the comments below: What’s your kid’s favorite book?

Road Trip Hack when traveling with kids, calling tennessee home

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