Travel Diversions for Kids

Be prepared with these pocket-sized games and essentials, available in NoVa shops.

Traveling with kids this summer? Put away those iPads and take back your phones. A stylish carryall stocked with pocket-size games and gear will make road trips, plane rides and restaurant waits more tolerable and less prone to meltdowns. And you won’t have to worry about how much battery you have left before the peace runs out.


On a Roll

A toss of the dice prompts kids to tell tall tales and exercise their creativity wherever they may be. Rory’s Story Cubes, $9 at Doodlehopper 4 Kids.


That’s a Wrap

A versatile scarf will come in handy in a chilly movie theater or on a windy beach. Antik Batik Fani Pareo, $98 at Lou & Grey.


Snack Packs

Reusable snack containers mean less waste—and no “hangry” travelers. Skip Hop Bento Box set, $25 at Dawn Price Baby.


Tote ’Em

Bonus—this stylish carrier wipes clean! Scout Club Upper in Diamond Ink, $68 at Preppy Pink Pony.


Skin Smart

A sunscreen formula that’s made for mom but gentle enough for babies. $24 at Lather.


Clay to Go

These petite pots of ecofriendly modeling dough (the brainchild of Arlington mom Heidi Drake) keep little hands busy. Happy Dough Lucky, $18 for three 6 oz. jars at Covet.


Good Shapes

This addictive, brain-boosting card game is as much fun for parents as it is for youngsters. And it’s super portable. Set, $12.99 at Barstons Child’s Play.


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