How do you prep kids to be great travellers? Well, if you are Suzanne and Mellanie, owners of Madellie, a children's travel store, you know that the key is to keep children occupied.
We first heard about Madallie after admiring a young traveller's neck pillow. While we have seen these for years in adult sizes, this was the first time we had seen a comfortable and cute way for a child to sleep sitting up on a plane. Filled with soothing buckwheats hulls and covered in easy to clean fleece, this is for ages 2 and up, and $26.95.
Check out a few of our favorite items from Madallie, below:
Cuppa knitting to go. These to-go cups have everything an older kid needs to knit a scarf. Wool, knitting needles, and instructions, and the whole thing only weighs 4 ounces. $21.95. This one may end up in a few Christmas stockings this year as well.
A great way to prepare kids to travel is through their reading material in the weeks before the trip. Madallie has a big selection of travel books, both for kids and for people who want to travel with children. Below, Lisa in New York, for the kids to read, and Fodors Around New York With Kids, for parents.
Vacation letters are the best, and writing them is a good way to encourage kids to sit and relax for a little while. Mutts Fold and Mail stationery would be easy to take on vacation, and is reminiscent of those great tissue-thin blue airmail stationery. You know, what people did before email. When they airmailed things, to get the news there faster.
Happy travellers - that is what we want our kids to be. Check out Madallie for what you need to keep the kids occupied and relaxed, regardless of how far your trip may be.