This month Luisa reached a bit of a milestone, our journey back from Edinburgh was her 20th flight. I think that’s pretty impressive for someone who’s only 18 months old! I’ve written about our travels a few times – trips to London, Dublin, Crete and Wicklow. I’ve also shared my holiday essentials, tips for camping with baby and reviewed a super compact pram.
Over the next few weeks I’m going to write a bit more about our tips for travelling with a baby and share what were currently learning about travelling with a toddler – which is much more difficult! As you might know we fly to New York on Boxing Day so I have a lot of preparation to do which i’ll be sharing for anyone who’s interested.
One of the things we’ve been doing recently is allowing Luisa a bit of screen time on the plane. She’s not quite a Candy Crush champion yet but a little interactive game or short video really helps to break up the flight and keep her quiet, especially during take off. I was recently approached by the team at Poki who suggested we check out their site. Poki has over 20,000 games which are all totally free, they work on most devices and you can sort them by category or players age.
To be honest there are so many games to choose from it’s a bit overwhelming at first! One feature I really like is that Poki suggests games based on your history so once you’ve used it a few times the page is tailored to you. We mostly go for the really simplistic baby games like the Teletubbies counting one or anything featuring a Frozen character – her latest obsession! Obviously Lu can’t count yet but games like this are good for her I think and she really likes the repetition.
We certainly don’t have her glued to the tablet daily but on a long journey or when we really need her to be quiet and still in the airport a site like this is a godsend. Because the characters are always moving and talking it holds her interest much better than a short tv show. I think the main draw is the fact that when she pokes away at the screen something happens. When she tries that with a show she just accidently turns it off and gets annoyed.
So we’ve used Poki a few times on the tablet and our iPhones without any issues. The graphics are good, the load time is short and there’s enough choice that we can always find something Lu is interested in. A little bit of screen time is a godsend when you’re travelling and I’d be lying if I said Matt and I hadn’t played a few games ourselves.
If you fancy getting your hands on your very own Fire tablet thanks to the folks at Poki you can use the form below to enter. The giveaway closes at midnight on the 16th so make sure you leave a way to get in touch so I can get it dispatched from Amazon in time for Christmas!
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