10 Ways To Teach and Connect During Car Time

Do you spend a lot of time driving in the car with your kids?

Yep, me too.

And on days where we’re driving a ton, my tendency is to complain and whine about all that we can’t do because we’re driving somewhere.

But lately, I’ve noticed that car time has become a blessing! Truly! While I still would rather be at home, I’m realizing that car time has several unique teaching opportunities and ways to connect with my kids.

We're in the car a lot! I'm guessing you are too? Here's 10 ways we redeem car time and make it a valuable and important part of our homeschool day.

I recently shared 10 Easy Ways to Redeem Car Time on My Joy Filled Life.

There are some great tips here (and #1, #2 and #10 are my favorites)!

Check them out 10 Easy Ways to Redeem Car Time!

Linking up with A Little Bird Told Me, Momma Told Me

About Alicia Michelle

As a wife and mom to four passionate kids, Alicia Michelle loves encouraging other moms with practical tips for joy-filled living in everyday life, especially in parenting, marriage, faith and health. Alicia is the owner/editor of Your Vibrant Family; the author of Plan to Be Flexible, The Back to School Survival Manual; and the creator/producer of the "7 Days to a Less Angry Mom Online Video Course,", Christ-Centered Christmas Resources and My Memory Box Organizing System. In addition, she is a monthly contributor for several popular family blogs, including Crosswalk.com. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

About the Author

As a wife and mom to four passionate kids, Alicia Michelle loves encouraging other moms with practical tips for joy-filled living in everyday life, especially in parenting, marriage, faith and health. Alicia is the owner/editor of Your Vibrant Family; the author of Plan to Be Flexible, The Back to School Survival Manual; and the creator/producer of the "7 Days to a Less Angry Mom Online Video Course,", Christ-Centered Christmas Resources and My Memory Box Organizing System. In addition, she is a monthly contributor for several popular family blogs, including Crosswalk.com. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

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alaynascreations - September 11, 2015 Reply

Looks like a great round up of ideas. I’ve started banning any use of screens while in the car unless it’s on long trips in order to encourage the kids to look out the window and have actual conversations while we were are and about.
Thanks for sharing with us at the #HomeMattersParty link party.

    Alicia Michelle - September 12, 2015 Reply

    Thank you, Alayna! No screens in the car on short trips is a great idea. That’s what we practice too. 🙂 Glad to share at Home Matters!

joanneviola - September 26, 2015 Reply

I always LOVED car time. I have often said to others, you put a kid in a car & start a conversation & it is amazing the connection which is formed. I am so grateful that I now have the opportunity to pick up my 3YO granddaughter from pre-school 2 mornings a week. Amazing the conversations we are already having 🙂 Glad to have stopped here from Grace & Truth.

    Alicia Michelle - September 26, 2015 Reply

    Hi Joanne! I totally agree! Last year, my oldest son and I had to go to health-related appointments three days a week that were more than an hour away from us. At first I totally resented the drive… but then realized it was an amazing opportunity to connect one-on-one with my precious son who is about to enter the teen years. What a privilege! It’s all our perspective, right? Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you again! 🙂

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