The Janson Media DVDs Travel with Kids: London and England were highly recommended in a recent review by Video Librarian. Both titles, taken from the popular award winning Travel with Kids series, are must see videos for any family planning a visit to this historical country. Join the Roberts Family as they explore intriguing landmarks and attractions with the three essentials in tow – some advance planning, a bit of patience and a sense of humor. The three and a half star review recognizes the DVD’s ability to offer valuable tips to overcome the challenges that come with family travel.
Although traveling with kids offers challenges (which may include “…whining, crying, tantrums, complaining….being cold, hot, tired, hungry, thirsty, can’t find favorite toy, mischievous behavior, and plotting against parents”), the family-oriented Travel with Kids series featuring the Roberts family (mom, dad, two boys) makes clear that even taking big trips with children can be rewarding and fun, especially with some advance planning, a bit of patience, and a sense of humor. Mixing in bite-size history lessons along the way, Travel with Kids: England finds the Roberts’ visiting several kid-friendly attractions, including ancient castles, Stonehenge, the Roman baths in Bath (the algae rules out any tub time there), aquariums, the Beatrix Potter museum, and more. Travel with Kids: London switches gears from the rural countryside to the hustle and bustle of one of the world’s major metropolises, with attractions including Big Ben, the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, Piccadilly Circus, the Tate Museum, and the London Eye. The Roberts family travels by plane, train, bus, boat, and the tube for their U.K. visit, and both programs include many travel-related tips (such as timing a transatlantic flight to ensure the kids arrive rested), while also reminding parents that a big part of traveling with kids involves allowing for a flexible schedule (some of the most memorable experiences come out of spontaneous detours). Sure to be appreciated by traveling families (both armchair and actual), these two titles are highly recommended. – Video Librarian
Produced by Equator Creative Media, Travel With Kids features two kid brothers and their parents (the Roberts Family) traveling to well-known, and off the tourist track destinations in various hot spots. The series is both entertaining and educational, yet delivers practical travel information that is interesting and useful for families planning a trip, and armchair travelers alike. In addition to travel tips, the bonus features on the Travel With Kids DVDs include tons of activities to get the family excited for the adventure or to take a virtual trip from home… recipes and movie recommendations to re-create the destination in your home, craft ideas, language lessons, expanded videos and more!
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