Posts from the category: Family Travel

Reclaiming Storytime: 3 Strategies for Reconnecting with Read Alouds

Reclaiming Storytime: 3 Strategies for Making the Most of Read Alouds with Kids

When I was pregnant with my first child, one of my favorite parenting fantasies was about snuggling up and sharing my favorite stories with my growing family. As a longtime teacher and lifelong book lover, I just knew that I was going to raise a brood of little readers. Three years, three kids, and … [Read more...]

Tiny Moments: 10 Everyday Rituals that Mean a Lot to Kids

Connecting with Kids: 10 Everyday Rituals That Will Mean So Much To Your Kids

I often get caught up in the ‘big moments’ of parenting, putting so much energy into preparing good food, creating exciting adventures, planning holidays and going overboard on parties. These things matter, of course, and I daresay my kids are grateful for them  but what I have learned in my … [Read more...]

Tips for Flying With A Baby: The S.P.I.C.E Plan

Tips for Flying With A Baby: Pack with the very handy S.P.I.C.E Plan

I have travelled by air many times with each of my babies. Immy first flew at just seven weeks of age and by the time she was six months old AJ had travelled alone with me on four interstate work trips. And while it is never exactly easy,  I have learnt a lot of little tricks and tips along the way, … [Read more...]

20+ Road Trip Activity Ideas

20+ Road Trip Activity Ideas for kids of all ages

If your children are anything like mine, you are just 5 minutes into a three hour road trip and they've already eaten half the car snacks and are already asking, "Are we there yet?!!" If this is the case (or you suspect it will be!), check out this great collection of road trip activity ideas just … [Read more...]

The Stress Less Guide to Travel for Young Families

The Stress Less Guide to Family Travel: We've Got You Covered With These Top Tips

The Childhood 101 team of contributors represent families of all different shapes and sizes and over the years we have collected together lots of tips for making family travel as stress free as possible. Of course, we realise that holidaying with children in tow is not going to be completely stress … [Read more...]

Our Family Memory Bank: Making the Most of the Journey

The Making Memories 2014 Family Challenge

Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children. - Charles R. Swindol I don't know about you but sometimes we get to the end of the weekend and I wonder where the time has gone. In between the busyness of catching up on the regular cleaning, washing, gardening, home … [Read more...]

5 Handy Family Road Trip Apps

5 Family Road Trip Apps for Smartphones and Tablets via Childhood 101

This post is sponsored by Telstra. With AJ (who has never loved travelling in the car) now 20 months old we thought it might be time to hit the road on a family road trip…albeit a reasonably short one so we could see how she coped. So with the car packed to overflowing – you would never know we … [Read more...]

Getting Started with Camping: A Family Camping Checklist

Family Camping Checklist: A List of Camping Essentials

Regular contributor, Debi Huang of Go Explore Nature, shares a handy camping checklist of essentials for families just getting started  out with camping. If you’ve never been camping before – or at least not with kids – the prospect of gearing up for the experience can be a little daunting. What … [Read more...]