Since Ethan was about 1 ½ yr.’s old, I was overwhelmed with so many questions by an impatient toddler who needed his answer NOW! Although, I tried my best to accommodate, it was becoming difficult to focus on the road, learning new streets & ways to drive in new places we moved. We have moved 4 times in the last 3 years from FL to MI to HI.
I found temporary success with various types music in the background but still the questions came rolling along. I’m not the type of driver that can focus on two things at once since I can easily get lost driving. Up until recently I discovered books on CD and it is a life saver. Thus far we have listened to all of Dr. Suess stories, Bearstien Bears, Curious George. He listens intently to each story and the only time you can hear him is when the CD has ended.
We discuss the stories we heard when we get to our destination and walk to and from. If you have not tried Books on Tape/CD, there are plenty to borrow from the library. We will look for other titles that include Magic Tree House, children’s classic literature, christian, history, etc. Try it and maybe you both can find peace in the car!