If you don't want to lug much loot, try on-the-spot tot entertainment. Turn your son's sweatshirt zipper into a train chugging down the tracks, or introduce Mr. Two, a hand character that your child can replicate and then the two-hand people can play all sorts of games. Or make like a crocodile! Purse your fingers together and flip the side of your hand toward your child, pretending that your knuckle is the eye and the line of your finger and thumb is the croc's incredibly powerful jaw.
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