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HOW TO GET THE BEST OUT OF YOUR FAMILY HOLIDAYS

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HOW TO GET THE BEST OUT OF YOUR FAMILY HOLIDAYS

Holidaying with a young family may sometimes be frustrating if certain precautions and advice are not adhered to. Kids may encounter injuries, oftenly doze or feel stressed due to travelling. Herein are a few tips and advice that will help a young family enjoy a holiday:

Keep your kids entertained

Long journeys may be boring to young children, to wade away this boredom you may:

· Play car games like drawing, puzzles or board games with them; this will keep them busy and occupied. Portable games console is an alternative to use in public vehicles; they will be glued to it for a number of hours without getting bored.

· The older children may be given entertaining magazines, short story books or IPods so that they do not feel isolated.

· Make the journey educational by asking them to name a few features as they pass by towns, forests or wild animals. As a parent, educate them on things they might not know as you pass by them.

· Let them take photos of wildlife or drawings of things they have seen. Remember to carry nice music and films they can listen to watch while in the car.

Keep your family safe

Some holiday destinations may not have the much needed safety measures, therefore as a parent, you are advised to set safety measures that your family must adhere to. This may include holding hands while crossing a road, informing children not to talk to strangers or not to eat anything from strangers. Always be close as a family by knowing where your child is and do not allow them to go to cars or washrooms alone unless you are sure they are safe. This safety measures will reduce potential for kidnaps, accidents, getting lost.

Put your family heath first

During family holidays a member of the family may fall sick; this will not be the best that you expect for a holiday. To avoid this situation, you may need to always keep your family warm when it is cold by appropriately dressing them. Ensure that the food you eat is properly prepared; this will require that you eat at good restaurants in addition monitor kids to ensure they wash hands before eating anything. Ensure that you avoid potential hazards that may cause injuries to your family by reading warning signs at your holiday destination, check and confirm that playgrounds are safe for your children.

HOW TO GET THE BEST OUT OF YOUR FAMILY HOLIDAYS
General Contributor
Janice is a writer from Chicago, IL. She created the "simple living as told by me" newsletter with more than 12,000 subscribers about Living Better and is a founder of Seekyt.

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