Australian born, Jane Tara created a winner travel entertainment book for families to enjoy while waiting patiently or less patiently in airports, train stations and beyond.If you are a parent, you know how difficult it can be to entertain kids while traveling and how easily they end up being bored with everything.
Of course, like other boys his age he loves his I -pad games and watching movies.
However, he still enjoys word puzzles and coloring activities.
So, when we got Jane Tara’s ‘ Around the World in Eighty Ways’ he picked it up and started filling the pages without any prompting on my part, which frankly surprised me.
In fact, he insisted on carrying the book wherever we went: airport, plane, theme park, hotel and didn’t let go until he completed the entire thing! The good news is the soft cover endured quite a bit of abuse and being carried in less than ideal condition, EVERYWHERE. The bad news is that it only took him three days to finish it which made me sorry I didn’t have a second one to occupy him longer.
How we liked ‘Around the World in Eighty Ways.’
When I finally got a chance to look at the book myself, I understood why my son enjoyed it so much.
Each of the book’s pages bursts with ideas for creative and interactive activities to explore! The compact pocket-sized paperback is divided into sections such as train travel, flight time and even toddler taming; engaging all age groups in its fun activities.
The pages are visually pleasing, and the tidbits information and stories make it easy for kids to learn about geography, history and culture in a fun environment.
Take page 30 for example; titled Nutty National Holidays which starts by teaching children about holidays celebrated in different countries and then proceeds to ask them to create their ‘nutty’ holiday with guiding questions or the moneybag game that teaches kids how to keep their coins abundant and their ‘are we there yet?’ and whining to a minimum.
Where you can buy it.