Finally, the holidays are here! Although it’s been gloriously sunny for weeks, it’s now officially holiday time, packed with trips to the park, paddling in the pool, picnics and fun! It’s always good to have a little bit of entertainment up your sleeve for train rides, car journeys or – dare we mention it – wet weather, so whatever you are up to, we’ve got some top tips for entertaining the little ones this summer.
Boring car journeys, long train journeys or just a day at home to fill – pulling out a sticker activity book usually brings a smile to their face! Choose from Lego, Lego Friends, Dinosaur Train, Peppa Pig and many more…
Listen and play on the move…
Here are just a few of our favourite apps to keep little bookworms entertained….
Peppa Pig Me Books – listen to favourite Peppa stories or record and save your own versions.
Peekaboo Ladybird Baby Touch – a bright and interactive app for children from 6 months, named as one of the best app for children by The Telegraph.
Skullabones Island: Pirates Ahoy! – a pirate playground full of fun and adventure for your (wooden) cutlass wielding, swashbuckling, three to five year olds!
Leaving on a jet plane…
If it’s your child’s first time on a plane, they will probably be really excited but also perhaps a little nervous. If they need a bit of reassurance, Topsy and Tim Go on an Aeroplane can help prepare them before they fly, as they share in the twins’ first aeroplane adventure, meeting the stewardess, the pilot and learning all about the airport.
If you have a very little one, travelling abroad for the first time can sometimes be more difficult for the parent than the child! Last summer our Digital Marketing Manager Jo took her small baby abroad for the first time and she shared her travel story and her top tips for travelling with babies here on the Ladybird blog.
It’s always a good time for a Peppa story…
Listening to story CDs is great way to pass the time on a long car, plane or train journey and if you have a Peppa fan in your house, then the new Storytime with Peppa Pig CD will have them squealing with delight! We’ve got three copies to give away as a little summer treat. Just leave a comment below letting us know your top tip for keeping the kids entertained over the summer and we’ll pop all the names into the hat and pull out three winners!*
Whatever you are up to this summer, we hope you have a lovely time and wish you a very happy holiday!
*Leave your comment by Saturday 3rd August. Winners will be selected and notified by Wednesday 7th August.