Travel Les­son No. 4: Make Neck­laces en Route to Maui

Bloomberg Businessweek (North America) - - Etc - �As told by Matt Vil­lano, free­lance writer, found­ing mem­ber of the Fam­ily Travel As­so­ci­a­tion

I’m a be­liever in lim­it­ing screen time when we travel with our daugh­ters. I see it as a treat and like to abide by the ex­perts’ sug­ges­tion of no more than two hours per day. On a hol­i­day trip, fly­ing from San Fran­cisco to Maui, my wife and I de­cided we were go­ing to save the screens for the last third of the six-hour trek.

For the first four hours, we fo­cused on games and art projects. My kids’ fa­vorite was pa­per chains.

I brought a pad of con­struc­tion pa­per and a roll of tape. We couldn’t bring scis­sors, so I had the kids fold and tear the pa­per into rec­tan­gu­lar strips. Then I told them to make chain links with the tape. The two of them—one is al­most 7, the other 4 and a half—got into it. They made short chains to give to flight at­ten­dants to wear as fes­tive neck­laces. The girls also chal­lenged each other to see if they could make one re­ally long chain. They got to 94 links. It was a ge­nius move: It kept them busy for­ever.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Canada

© PressReader. All rights reserved.