Purpose of this Blog...

You may have noticed that not all books are equal in capturing children's imaginations and in cultivating those innocent, tender souls. My goal is to help you find the ones that do!
(Painting by Mary Cassatt: "Mrs Cassatt Reading to her Grandchildren" -1888)

Sunday, August 16, 2015

"Amazing Airplanes" and A Happy Layover

En route to New York City yesterday, my daughter, two grandsons and I were happily delayed two extra days at my mom's lovely home in Indiana, where we've been visiting and spending lots of happy hours on her back porch - rocking on her new rocker from Cracker Barrel and listening to the rain and crickets and cicadas.

It seems there was a crazy Air Traffic Control computer malfunction in the DC area, and ours was one of thousands of flights in the East Coast area that was cancelled or postponed. (see NPR report)

We were lucky to have gotten a text notification before we left for the airport. Eighty minutes on hold with Southwest was a piece of cake compared to being stranded in an airport or grounded for hours on a runway!

Tomorrow, we'll head to the airport for the second leg of our journey across the friendly skies where my daughter and her boys will meet up with her husband for their newest adventure:  Seminary!

Hopefully there will be no further delays, and we'll be up in the air again reading some fun plane stories to my two-and-a-half year old grandson.  It can be so challenging travelling with little ones - most airlines no longer provide food, or tours of the cockpit and meet and greets with the pilot.

But my daughter is prepared with healthy snacks, and my grandson has his own little backpack full of fun activities...
-Books (of course) - Richard Scarry (lots of detail)

and plane stories, "The Little Airplane" by Lois Lenski, and "Amazing Airplanes" by Tony Mitton and Ant Parker.

-Small size toys - two little planes and a dino.
-Travel Magna Doodle (no mess!)

-Lollipops - (Organic YumEarth) for take-off and landing to help those little ears pop!

'Bye for now.  Be back soon!
What do you bring for your little one?

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