V.R. asks from Louisville, KY on December 13, 2007
Seeking Moms - Louisville, KY
Hello fellow moms-I've never done this before so hope I'm doing this correctly. We are traveling many miles over the holidays so we bought a DVD player for our van. The problem is, we can't find movies that keep our 2 1/2 year old daughters attention. She loves to sing and do action songs like "If you're happy and you know it and Itsy Bitsy Spider". Do you have any suggestions on videos she might enjoy? We'd just like to have a few that she'll watch since we'll be in the car 18 hours, one way!!!
K.E. answers from Cincinnati on December 16, 2007
the DVD player is great for long trips, but another thing that works for us is toys that light up and play music when buttons are pushed. not only do they keep their interest, they often end up falling asleep to the music.
Another trick is to put away some of her favorite toys a few weeks prior, then give them to her on the trip, they will seem like new toys. We also get a few small toys from the dollar store that she cannot have until the trip. At that age, my girl loved stickers. Hope this helps.
M.C. answers from Cleveland on December 15, 2007
Kidsongs is great for singing along. If you dont know what it is, the story line is young kids probably under 13 that are producing a tv show and the show is all about singing and dancing multiple songs. I have a couple and they are everyday songs, and really fun to watch. I know that Walmart has them on the $1 dvds rack and so they are inexpensive. Good luck!
R.P. answers from Youngstown on December 18, 2007
yes, I agree with the moms who said
we and our kids loved "More Baby Songs" by Hap Palmer - we still sing someo of the songs and haven't watched the tape in quite some time. Since our kids are bigger now.
If you rely on the library - check the fines for past due items -- in our library we can only have DVDs for 1 week and the fine is 50 cents per day overdue.
K.S. answers from Cleveland on December 14, 2007
My daughter really enjoyed "They Might be Giants: Here come the ABC's" It is a collection of songs/videos emphasizing different letters or the whole alphabet.
E.V. answers from Louisville on December 14, 2007
my daughter is the same age and she adores The Wiggles and the Backyardigans. Both of those are full of songs and dances. My in-laws live 3.5 hours away so we have a DVD player for the car as well. These keep her pretty satisfied on the long trips...especially if we sing along and act silly with her!
D.F. answers from Toledo on December 14, 2007
try Disney's "Miss Spider" videos or" The Doodle Bops" or "Dragon Tails" they are good for kids that age. Also try her pillow and her favorite stuffed toy so she feels like home. That will work for your 6yr. old as well. Anything that reminds them of bed so they can relax. Snacks are always a good idea (just watch the suger)Good Luck! D.
M.Y. answers from Dayton on December 14, 2007
You can't go wrong with Barney, Pooh or Disney and Veggie Tales are great too. She can dance along in her seat! good luck, that's a long trip. She will probably sleep a bit too. Have a wonderful trip, be safe and have lots of fun.
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H.D. answers from Lexington on December 17, 2007
My daughter love Veggie tales and 321 Penguins. She also likes Elmo. Not sure if this will help but those entertain my 2 yr old.
P.S. answers from Cleveland on December 14, 2007
Your daughter may like The Wiggles (there's a lot of singing and dancing). There are also some cute Strawberry Shortcake Stories that have a lot of singing. The one we have is about Strawberry trying to find spring! It's really cute with lots of fun songs. Also, Little Mermaid is really cute with lots of beautiful and fun songs!! You can rent these vs buying.
I have 2 girls (4 and 6)...
One more idea. . . They both loved Blue's Clues. Singing and mystery!! :)
K. answers from Cincinnati on December 13, 2007
My daughter (31 months) loves to watch the Elmo's World DVD's in the car. We drove to Massachusetts this summer (3 days in the car) and they kept her attention. We also have a Sesame Street sing along video but she has never watched it. I think I got them at Babies R Us. Good luck with your trip!