Whether traveling by plane, train or automobile, family transit can place a lot of pressure on parents. For Little Pnuts owner Melissa Pia Bossola Beese, flying internationally was a struggle if her little ones weren't engaged in an activity. So she designed a toy-filled travel box that would fit on an airplane's tray table, giving kids a play area.
"It's all about the experience," Beese says. "You are giving them something that they are responsible for."
Age-appropriate activities that kids can do on their own make the trip easier on every family member and are available in stores citywide. Here are just a few options.