We have taken several long road trips with our kids over the years. Being in the car with them for eight hours at a time isn’t always easy, that’s for sure. We’ve heard our fair share of “I’m bored” and “Are we there yet?”
We all know the usual hacks like packing snacks, bringing along coloring books and of course, portable DVD players/electronic devices, etc. Even short trips with kids sometimes require those things.
But I have a new hack that works wonders to keep them entertained while you are in the car for long periods of time.
Worried your kids aren’t old enough? Well, think of it this way: they sit and listen to the radio, why wouldn’t they listen to a book?
And when my daughter was just 3 years old we read The Tale of Despereaux one summer and she loved it. I do think the sweet spot for this is 5-10 years old, but the younger kids often listen just as well.
So wait, how is this free?
If you go sign up for a free trial of Amazon Audible they let you download two free audiobooks! And once you download you keep them forever, even if you cancel.
Oh! And they let you trade the books if you start one that you realize you don’t like. Kids aren’t really getting into it? Just return it and grab another until you find the perfect one.
Just head to Audible and then in the genre click Children’s Books to find a huge selection.
Hey, maybe after they fall asleep for a nap you can even listen to a book you’ve been dying to read!