Friday, December 23, 2011

There's An App For That: Toddler Apps for Travel Days

For families that will be in transit at some time during the holidays, it's always been a good idea to take along plenty of games and books. But with airlines limiting carryons and cars going for efficiency instead of roominess, it is hard to find a way to fit in that time-honored grabbag o' fun along.

Common Sense Media, a site devoted to helping parents choose media experiences--books, movies, games, et al--has some sound suggestions for taking all of the above along in your pocket or purse. And with children's books becoming widely available for iPad, smart phones, Nooks, and Kindles, there's a whole library of picture books at hand that won't crowd the trunk or tumble out of the overhead bin! Common Sense's recommendations include one of the books reviewed here some time ago, Sandra Boynton's blockbuster Moo Baa La La La, as an app, but if you are traveling with any one of the above devices, many of the books posted here are available on Amazon in Kindle format, and many are available in other ebook formats as well.

Here are some of the sanity savers suggested by Common Sense.

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