FAMILY – Toys to keep your little one occupied on a long flight

Long flights and children, especially flying with them solo can be every parents nightmare but a few easily packed toys can help make the journey more enjoyable for you both.

Learning Resources Math Whiz Challenge

Parents including myself, love educational games and the Math Whiz is a great game to distract children ages 6 and up on a flight. Math Whiz is a portable and travel friendly product which reinforces a variety of maths skills. It features a large digital display. Maths Whiz includes eight skill levels to help children master addition, subtraction, multiplication and division though a series of fun and fast-paced quizzes. It has a good large digit display, sounds for instant feedback on how you are doing and can also be used as a calculator. Maths Whiz really is a great toy and will improve confidence at maths no end. 

Available from Learning Resources for £34.96

Tamagotchi The Original Virtual Reality Pet – Gen 1

This small game can be popped on your key ring or in a side pocket of a travel bag. The Original digital pet you loved in 1997 is back! Look after your digital pet by feeding them food and snacks, playing electronic games with them, cleaning up after them, making sure the lights are on or off, giving them medicine when they are sick, and even disciplining them when they are naughty. Tamagotchis make great gifts for girls and boys with lots of replayability as each time you play, your virtual pet has the opportunity to turn into different adult forms depending on how well you look after it.

Available from Smyths Toys for £14.99

Orchard Toys Things to Do Sticker Activity Books Aged 5 +

The Orchard Toys Things to Do Sticker Activity Books will keep children quiet and occupied for hours, perfect for long flights! As well as an abundance of stickers in every book, children can find the odd one out, play wordsearch games, crosswords, dot to dots, code breakers, drawing and so much more. As well as having an abundance of things to do, these educational books are great value for money at only £3.25 each! Each book has 24-pages featuring a wide range of Orchard Toys characters. This activity and sticker books encourages children to use their problem solving skills. They features both numeracy and literacy activities and offer increasing levels of difficulty for progressive learning. There are different books available including the Things to Do Sticker Activity Book and the More Things to Do Sticker Activity Book.

Available from Orchard Toys for £3.25