Tag Archive: sensitive children

Ways To Stop Young Travellers Getting Overstimulated (Without Resorting To Actual Sensory Deprivation)

In every discussion I’ve had about travelling with young babies, somebody will say, “Oh, babies are so easy! You just put them in the stroller/carrier and they sleep while you go sightseeing!” My… Continue reading

How To Write Your Own Children’s Travel Guide (For Three To Eight Year Olds)

There are four ways to use books to prepare children for travel, but some involve more cake than others. Way Number 1 – Read age-appropriate non-fiction books about the destination Advantages One hundred… Continue reading

Six* Things To Pack for Sensitive Young Travellers

I like to think my previous posts on games for sensitive young children have conjured images of the type of thing you’d get if you crossed McGyver and Mary Poppins and then threw the result… Continue reading

Five equipment-free travel games which help ease culture shock by creating a mental cocoon (transport edition)

Managing culture shock in children is a delicate business. I’ve already told you we like to start trips with long periods of overland travel (in order to introduce the kids gently to their… Continue reading

Five equipment-free travel games which help ease culture shock by promoting gentle engagement (transport edition)

We made it to Phuket – by bus, LRT, train, minivan, and taxi. Not everyone appreciates the wisdom of travelling overland like this with two kids, aged three and six, but our reasons… Continue reading

I May Have Overshot A Little (Travelling Anywhere With Sensitive Children)

It’s not a secret we’ve had to deal with a rigid and sensitive traveller – one who suffers culture shock badly, finds it hard to sleep in strange places, and refuses foreign foods.… Continue reading

Four Meltdown Triggers To Consider When Planning A Trip With Young Children

Is it more difficult to parent children away from home? Yes and no – but since good news never made headlines, let’s focus on the “yes”. When you’re away from home, rules can… Continue reading