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The 'top 10' things to bring when traveling with kids during your holiday road trip

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Amber Johnson, editor of the Denver Post's Mile High Mamas appeared on 9NEWS Friday morning.

"If you are planning on taking a long trip with the kids this holiday, I call this my survival guide," Johnson said.

Here is her top 10 list:

  1. Books on tape: Johnson says this is a fantastic way to pass the time, particularly when parents need a break from being the entertainment committee.
  2. Trip journals: Johnson told us that she just made a trip journal with her kids at Disney. This is entertaining and educational.
  3. Maps: Here is a great way to also have the children active in the travel plans. They can map out the trip and learn at the same time.
  4. Coloring/craft projects: Johnson has a travel easel for each child and puts a laundry basket in between the kids with coloring books, crafts, tape, pipe cleaners, crayons, etc.
  5. Movies: You can bring lots of videos and even a portable DVD player.
  6. iPad/Nintendo DS: Johnson says an iPad and those apps are a lifesaver for bored kids.
  7. Dollar store: Get your kids to do chores around the house before the trip to earn money to buy cheap toys.
  8. Travel games: Johnson says get an enclosed container so you don't lose the pieces.
  9. Books: Have your kids read to you in the car.
  10. Healthy snacks: Johnson says take plenty of fresh fruit, nuts, trail mix, Pirate's Booty and granola bars.
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