We went to Puerto Vallarta two weeks ago, a 4/5 hour flight from Vancouver to there. Flying with two preschoolers is a challenge. The kids were having lots of fun and were very loud. It’s a good thing that airplanes have enough engine sound that doesn’t let the kids voice get far.
I had books, papers and coloring pencils. We draw all of the favourite characters, and read books. We talked and walked. There were other kids around the same age of our kids too, and most of them had some kind of electronic device for entertainment. I didn’t even think about computer games, and was kind of surprised, seeing kids with portable DVD players and DS games. It looks like I’m living in a cave or something right? I guess I am.
We are in a different area; I remember my mom taking us from Iran to States about 25 years ago, there were my 9months, and 9 years old brothers, and 12years old me. It took us about 48 hours to get to US, as we had to layover in Geneva and I don’t remember taking entertainment with us. Now that I have two kids, I’m wondering how my mom did it all by herself. One thing is for sure we were easily entertained; today kids are hard to entertain for sure.
I believe that kids or anyone for that matter, should be able to entertain themselves without the help of electronics, so they don’t feel lost when the electronics are not available.