I started traveling internationally when I was 5 months old! Because I lived in Africa our trips were often long and constraining, either by a car seat or a plane seat belt. My mother, a Montessorian who works with students with special needs, realized that it was important for me and later my siblings to be constructively engaged, if there was to be any hope our being happy travelers. She gave me, and later my siblings, special packets which we were allowed to use only on trips. This was before cell phones and video games. Yes folks, hard as it may be to believe, there was life before electronics! The contents were items that were not in our regular toy chests. They were new and different! The packets mom gave us were treasured for the novelty of their contents and their limited access.
The philosophy behind the Uhambo Packs and Pouches is to have a combination of things, that are either reusable or disposable, which will keep active minds engaged, without having them spending hours in front of an electronic screen. We wanted to make a product that made travel a little less stressful for parents and fun for kids. Some items require water, which can be easily acquired after passing through airport security. These packs and pouches can be used on a short afternoon trip, in a restaurant or on an international adventure.
The Uhambo Packs are a grab bag of activities with some practical things thrown in, to make life a little easier for mom and dad. You will find a combination of games, crayons, coloring books, paint with water books, a story book, a small collapsable water bottle, a pack of wipes, a travel buddy that doubles as a pillow and a roller backpack into which everything fits.