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10 Ways to Keep Kids Quiet in Cars and on the Plane


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Sing (or Read) Along
Pack along some books and things to color and you'll help keep the kids occupied on the plane.
Pack along some books and things to color and you'll help keep the kids occupied on the plane.
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There's something better, much better, than the sound of silence. It's the sound of a child singing, reading or laughing, and all of those things can pass for "quiet" when travelling. Who's going to object to a soft rendition of "Twinkle Twinkle"?

Whisper singing is a great way to pass the time on a plane without disturbing the people around you; in a car, volume is less of an issue. Parents can join in for a sing-along that can keep a child occupied (i.e., not yelling, crying or whining) for quite a while.

Reading a book together on a plane is another great quiet-time activity. In the car, reading can be problematic -- if you want to avoid the sound of vomiting you'd be better off listening to a kids' book on tape.

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