You don’t have to dread the long haul with the little ones anymore.
LilGadgets Wireless Bluetooth Headphones
These brightly colored headphones, developed just for kids, connect to any Bluetooth enabled advice, like a tablet or an MP3 player. The headphones are lightweight and comfortable—both the ear pads and the headband are made of breathable mesh material.
To buy: $50, amazon.com.
Leapfrog Epic Kids’ Learning Tablet
Your kids will jump for joy when you hand them their very own tablet for the trip. This 7-inch device connects to Google Play, so you can download apps, games, movies, and books. Plus, your child can access LeapFrog’s educational games, too. The tablet has parental controls to limit playtime and what websites they can connect to.
To buy: $129, bestbuy.com.
The bigger kids will love this LEGO-themed book light on nighttime plane rides or long train rides. It’s adjustable, extra bright, and can clip onto all types of books (hardcover or paperback).
To buy: $20, amazon.com.
Kidizoom Spin and Smile Camera
A budding photographer will love having his own equipment to capture special moments. The camera has a twisting lens (for selfies!) and a built-in flash, plus, it even takes video and stop-motion clips.
To buy: $43, amazon.com.
Belkin Mixit Rockstar
This little gadget makes it easy for the whole gang to watch a movie or TV show at the same time, so you don’t have to worry about any backseat squabbles. The device connects to most tablets and MP3 players, and can hold up to five sets of headphones.
To buy: $12, target.com.