Right now, he watches pretty tame stuff- on PBS we allow Dinosaur Train, Daniel Tiger, Magic Schoolbus. Movies he likes Dolphin Tale and Charlotte's Web.
No Disney, nothing with "bad" or mischievous behavior, as he is quick to imitate and sometimes scripts from TV/movies.
What do you allow your children to watch and can you recommend some shows/ movies we could try?
Oh, we also love the magic tree house book series. You can buy the books read by the author on CD, or get them on loan from the library. They are about a brother and sister who travel back in time to points in history. They are meant for Kind/1st and 2nd grade readers, but, my son loved them at 4.
Thanks! All really great ideas!
I had completely forgotten about audio books, so I will be collecting some of those before we hit the road.... and definitely loading up the ipod with some kid music. And Nature sounds great- I bet he will love that.
We used to do super long road trips with my DD who is on the spectrum and has sensory issues. I would rotate a video, and then put on a children's music CD and give the kids something to do -- like color wonder markers. When the CD was over, the activity went away and they watched another video. If I gave them a whole bunch of things to do, then they just made a mess and didn't seem to enjoy any of it, but if I just gave them one thing at a time for a set time, they really enjoy it.
Depending on the weather, making stops where he can really get out and play can be helpful. Fast food play places never really worked for my DD because she would just get overwhelmed, but we could do rest stops and bring a ball and have a really good break.
but everything has pros and cons