Good Toddler Car Trip Movies

Taking a toddler on a road trip is only for the strong of heart. 
To endure the screaming and the tantrums and the thrown bits of food….
And that’s only pulling out of the driveway.

You are trapped with this little tormentor for who knows how long, and so you think, “I know!  Let’s put in a movie!”

Great idea!

However, you must remember that you cannot put in a feature length movie and expect to hold their attention for very long. 

Good toddler movies consist of a few key components:

  1. Make sure it has lots of music and movement.
  2. The younger the toddler the more likely they won’t like to see real people.  They would rather see dancing sharks or bears or dragons.
  3. Unless it’s a really good music video.  Then, they could care less.
  4. Stick with really good and peppy music.
  5. Music that will drive you crazy after listening to it just twice.
  6. Keep in mind, the choice is between either going crazy because you have a screaming kid or going crazy because you have to listen to “Little Red Caboose” 50 times!  What would YOU rather experience?
  7. Keep the videos short.  It will hold their attention longer.

I’m so glad we have videos now.  To think how I tortured my parents makes me shudder.

About giannarae

I am a child of God who has been given the humbling job of being a wife and a mother to 4. Those whom He has given to me are my Sweet Peas and Buddies and one Honey.
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3 Responses to Good Toddler Car Trip Movies

  1. librariane says:

    I can't help it: this post made me think of the Allstate commercial

  2. thankfully, Christen has always been a pretty good passenger. When she was little, she would literally fall asleep about 5miles into the trip. and when she woke up, as long as she had something to munch on (think fruit loops), she was cool. we would sing though, a lot, but that's cool b/c I love to sing in the car! :o)

  3. Arletta Rue says:

    I think we started you so young in traveling and we didn't have to have you in carseats… I don't remember in being awful at all… it must not have been cause we did a LOT of cartrips !!

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