Parents should engage with their children while on long journeys.
That is the opinion of celebrity mum and actress Angela Griffin, who has called on mothers and fathers to make sure they interact and communicate with little ones during trips.
As the summer holidays approach, families across the country will be preparing to take a break either in the UK or abroad, but while such trips are undoubtedly worth it in the long-run, lengthy journeys in the car or on a plane can be stressful experiences.
However, Griffin believes such times can be seen as an opportunity rather than an unwanted chore.
For instance, the former Coronation Street star said that taking kids on a day out to a historical location is a good idea as they can use their creativity to "make up stories about who we think might have lived in a certain place we're going to".
"I think just talking to your children is educational, as opposed to just putting them in the back of the car with a DVD or a games console," she added.