The best part about family holidays is the memories that we take away at the end of it all. But what if you could document those memories as your trip progresses so that everyone can revisit them?
Last month, my husband, two kids and I had gone for a beach vacation to a quiet town in Maharashtra. That vacation was special in more ways than one, as it was perfect in every sense of the word. We still talk about that vacation to our parents and friends and hope they get a sense of how happy it made us.
A few days back, I gave my 7-year-old son a book. It was titled, “My Travel Diary” by Little Travel Bug. To my surprise, my son, who otherwise hates writing, picked up his pen and began to furiously write in the book. Now that was something! If you got curious just like I did, here’s what the book was all about.
The pages have little heads under which you could document your day. “Day, Place, Things I Ate etc.” are few of them. The fun part is those headings come with little cute pictures that make it look appealing. The headings then ask for more details like “A special memory, New things I tried, If only I had etc.” On the next page, there’s space to make a drawing of the day and few lines to describe something special. That comes with a handy list of adjectives to help with new words.
This book is meant only for those children who can write sentences independently or with help. So I would say, age 6 and up. It makes the child go through the trip again in his/her head which is amazing, as children can really pinpoint the little things that made their holiday special.
I personally would have liked cuter little pictures to make the other heads pop. The font is neat and big enough to be legible. Pencils might not be the most ideal instrument to use to fill in some details as some areas of the book are dark-colored.
At Rs 299, the price of the book is justified, considering that your child will carry it along for several trips. It will be nice to go through the book later and relive those wonderful family memories.
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