Top Travel Toys

Travel is exciting and fun – and challenging. When you’re traveling with kids, you probably know all too well how imperative it is that you keep them entertained, or else there’s the possibility of them driving you bananas.

You’ll want to be able to provide varied play experiences and have things that are small enough to take along. And you’ll want something that isn’t necessarily a screen. Many kids feel more secure when they travel with their favorite toys. While kids may want to take a ton of toys with them, you’ll want to set some limits. For children 4 and up, one good rule is that they have to carry whatever they want to bring. (Of course you’ll help at times, but setting the rule can be good practice to get them thinking about limitations.)

Self-contained games, cards, crayons in a travel portfolio or a zipper plastic bag all make good additions. The idea is to keep the size down and keep any pieces together.

Flying on a plane is an entirely different type of travel with children. In a car, they can spread out a little more and you’re not as limited in what you can bring. On a plane, there is limited play space and limitations of what you can carry on. We always thought lighter and smaller when thinking of toys to pack for a plane. Remember to limit small pieces, and items that pack up easily and are self-contained are always important considerations. You also want to consider the overall play experience. Toys and games that can be shared among kids.

The following is our list of some of the best, new toys for traveling. These will keep your kids busy and entertained and having a variety of different experiences. We’ve also kept an eye on finding affordable products that deliver a lot of great fun. You’ll see a lot of classic play in these, and that’s a great addition to a summertime trip. And, yes, they will also provide parents with a little peace and quiet on their family journey.

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  1. Battleship Fun on the Run

    from Hasbro for ages 7 and up

    MSRP: $5.99Compare Current Prices

    What it is: Play a round of Battleship anytime, anywhere with the Battleship Fun on the Run game. The game comes with two self-contained storage…

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  2. Scrabble Folio

    from Hasbro for ages 8 and up

    MSRP: $18.99Compare Current Prices

    What it is: Scrabble fans can play their favorite word game on the go with Scrabble Folio. All the game pieces are stored inside a soft-sided…

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  3. Monopoly Deal

    from Hasbro for ages 8 and up

    MSRP: $6.99Compare Current Prices

    What it is: With Monopoly Deal, the popular Monopoly board game can be played in less than 20 minutes and on the go. Monopoly Deal is a card game…

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  4. iPieces Air Hockey

    from Pressman Toy for ages 4 and up

    MSRP: $9.99Compare Current Prices

    What it is: iPieces Air Hockey is a game designed to work with the iPad. The game comes with two hockey striker iPawns that conduct the heat from…

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  5. ZipBin Dinosaur Explorer Day Tote Playset

    from Neat-Oh! for ages 3 and up

    MSRP: $9.99Compare Current Prices

    What it is: The ZipBin Dinosaur Explorer Day Tote Playset looks like a tote bag, but when you unzip it and lay it flat, it becomes a playmat for…

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  6. Boggle

    from Hasbro for ages 8 and up

    MSRP: $14.99Compare Current Prices

    What it is: Now you can take the fun of Boggle on the go. The original three-minute word search game has been updated to feature an all-in-one,…

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