July 22, 2024
Portable DVD Player for Your Car – Ways to Add Fun to Your Road Trip

This might be the year you surprise your family with an early holiday gift of a portable road DVD for your car. If you’re packing everyone up for a road trip this season it makes sense to bring along some entertainment that everyone can enjoy doesn’t it? Banish the tedium of the drive and the ever present questions of “are we there yet?” and “how much longer?” and turn the travel time into family time.

Make a Family Tradition. Pick a family favorite or holiday-themed DVD that you watch on your way to the family feast. If the only time you watch it is on the trip, then it becomes an occasion. Older kids might groan “not again”, but will be a captive audience to sit through “Miracle on 34th Street” and might even look back fondly on the tradition.

Have a Slideshow. Family slide shows used to be a night with popcorn and fussing with the slide projector and sideways slides. Now with digital pictures showing your pictures is much easier, so easy that we take it for granted sometimes. For your next road trip to visit family and friends why not put together a DVD slide show of the year’s events or more. It will make a great gift for your hosts and your family gets to enjoy it on the trip. Get your teen involved in making it and let them show off their skills.

Stage a Sing Along. Put in a musical DVD, anything from “The Little Mermaid” to “The Sound of Music”. Something your family knows the music to. You can only hear yourselves so let loose and sing along. Make up your own lyrics. It’s silly and fun and kids will be laughing to hard to pick on each other.

Movie Night. This is even more fun if you’re traveling at night. Surprise everyone by getting a blockbuster latest release that everyone’s been waiting to see. Snuggle up with blankets and pass a tub of popcorn that you fixed ahead of time. An action flick where you can cheer the good guy and boo the villain are especially fun.

Snooze Time. Make sure everyone gets their naps, put in the most boring educational DVD you can find and give the driver some quiet time!

Sure a portable DVD player for your car can play movies, but there’s so much more you can do with those movies to turn a family road trip into true family time. Make the travel time an event in itself and build your own family travel traditions.