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Flying With KIDS – Airport Security

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  1. Kristi Hynes says:

    Role playing is such a great tip! As a frequent traveler even though I know the drill, it never occurred to me to give the kiddos a heads up! Figured I’d just bark the instructions as we go…which worked…but probably wasn’t a pleasant experience for the kids!

    • NatalieTanner says:

      Ha! Ha! Love the description of ‘barking the instructions’. We’ve all done it! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment!

  2. Indrani says:

    This is such a fun way to teach children about security! Very practical, well thought out and presented. I never thought they could be taught like this.

  3. Rhonda Albom says:

    Great suggestions. I love the detail you have gone into in creating a role play for every aspect of security check. It’s the waiting that I think is the most difficult for kids, so another great idea was to get TSA precheck.

    • NatalieTanner says:

      We LOVE TSA PreCheck – worth every single penny and the long process to get. Still, little ones can really be calmed when they know what to expect. I appreciate your comment. 🙂

  4. What an interesting post. I really like the idea of the role playing to get your kids used to going through security. I fear flying with kids is going to get more difficult as the insane ban on most electronics (from some airports) comes into force.

    • NatalieTanner says:

      You know, we are affected by this ban! I bought tickets on Turkish Airlines to go to Athens. WE love Turkish Airlines and did that on purpose but I have to admit I was not happy when I realized there would be no electronics on board!! It really is only for one leg…the one back from Istanbul coming home and there are worse things. I have lots of tips here for non electronic activities for kids and they’ll sure come in handy now! Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Wow you have gone into quite a bit of detail with the role playing here. Its not something we would have thought to have done with out kids but like i say what ever works is a good thing. I do like your examples though looks like it could have been a fun activity with the kids

    • NatalieTanner says:

      It can be lots of fun and a real learning experience for first timers. If your kiddos have been flying since they were itty bitty like mine – and probably yours! it isn’t necessary but if the kiddo is preschoolish and it will be the first time…role playing can be a real lifesaver!! Thanks for stopping by!

  6. chloe lin says:

    Your tips are so useufl. I will definitely use them when I have my own kids. 🙂

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