How one family is crafting kid-friendly AvGeek adventures at home
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TPG asked what life was like when normal scheduling grinds to a halt, and rounded up some suggestions for other activities for kids — all about airports, airplanes and going places when you can’t go anywhere yet.
Oliver’s own toy collection includes aircraft models with the liveries of Southwest, Jet Blue, Delta and American, as well as Air Force One and a fighter jet. His most recent arrivals are the paper airplanes he crafts every afternoon with his dad. The planes take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour to assemble, according to Dave. After reading about the history of the planes they make, each one is tied to a string to soar on the ceiling of Oliver’s bedroom.
While your family is temporarily grounded, here are some TPG travel- and aviation-themed suggestions for your crew at home:
Books about planes, airports and places to go
- Rosie Revere Engineer
- Ultimate Book of Airplanes and Airports
- How Airports Work
- The Lonely Planet Kids Travel Book
- Richard Scarry’s A Day at the Airport
Games and puzzles
Don’t forget: You can also check out a virtual tour of the Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C.!
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