If you’ve ever ridden in a car with a child, waited in a checkout line, in an office, or any other waiting/sitting/standing scenario you know that it can be a recipe for disaster. Even the best behaved children can grow restless and devise not so nice ways of keeping entertained. Bee-stractors are these nifty little cards that can make all the difference! Each card has a different picture on the front, and a list of age appropriate questions on the back. For example in the picture above I asked Amber, “Which monkey doesn’t have a tail?” I have these in the side pocket of the diaper bag and whip them out for long car rides or in the check out line. Both Amber and Tyler enjoy looking at them and pointing/answering questions.
Another use for the Bee-stractors is a way to decrease the pain of shots. Many studies have shown that distraction decreases pain. I have read this all over and actually use the tactic in our day to day life when I have Amber tell me a story/correct my story telling while I’m brushing her hair. I think that this would definitely work better for bigger kids getting shots (3 and up) I tried the cards with Tyler’s last batch of shots and while they helped him from freaking out when he was first laying down when the needle went in he could care less what I was holding. I will definitely be bringing them to Amber’s 4 year old check up though!