L. does not watch things - he likes short videos, usually songs or short videos about trucks, but he's not about to sit down to a movie or a show longer than 10-15 minutes. So, the key to keeping him happy on a flight is variety.
Since his first birthday, Leo has really enjoyed the Roger Priddy books like First 100 Words Lift-the Flap
Full of pictures and flaps for him to explore, I've bought a few of these to keep him occupied.
2. Soft baby puzzles
L's at an age where he enjoys a challenge, and I've found two soft, lightweight puzzles that are perfect for a carry-on bag.
L. is a big fan of a few iPad apps for kids, so buy a pair of kiddie headphones and give these a try:
|The World of Eric Carle / On the Farm|
|Elmo Loves ABCs|
|Dr. Seuss Treasury|
Increasingly, L. loves to color, so a coloring book and a bag of markers, crayons and stickers captures his attention for about 15 minutes.
And there you go, about 30 minutes of a flight filled. Good luck!
Do you have any recommendations of your own? We have another west coast trip this summer, so would love to hear what works for you.