Keep your locked-down kids entertained with new stories from "Are We There Yet?"

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Dunlop has brought out new episodes on the multilingual “Are We There Yet” children’s podcast to help parents keep little ones engaged, stimulated and occupied. Photo: Supplied by Dunlop and Book Dash.
Dunlop has brought out new episodes on the multilingual “Are We There Yet” children’s podcast to help parents keep little ones engaged, stimulated and occupied. Photo: Supplied by Dunlop and Book Dash.

The December holidays are long over, but for many parents, the kids are still at home, some for the foreseeable future as they home school during the pandemic.

If boredom has set in and you are fresh out of ideas on how to keep your offspring entertained without breaking your "no screen time" rule (and let's be real, who hasn't?) then look no further.

Dunlop, the iconic tyre brand and custodian of the #SaferThanSafe movement aimed at protecting our families on the road, comes to the rescue yet again.

In partnership with the NGO Book Dash, Dunlop has brought out new episodes on the multilingual "Are We There Yet" children's podcast to help parents keep little ones engaged, stimulated and occupied.

Watch them settle in as they listen to Lara the yellow ladybird, Sizwe's Smile and learn The Things That Matter or have their interest sparked with What if or Why there is a hole in the wall?

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"We launched the 'Are We There Yet' podcast series via our Dunlop My Tyres app and popular podcast services such as Spotify and iTunes, late last year," says Lubin Ozoux, CEO of Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (Pty) Ltd, manufacturer of the Dunlop tyre brand.

"As part of our December road safety awareness campaign, 'Take the road again, together', we partnered with the non-profit, Book Dash, to bring some of their stories to life on the podcast series."

"We realised that many families would be avoiding air travel during the pandemic and would be taking to the road instead. We wanted to help drivers keep their little passengers entertained on the road trip so that they could concentrate on the road ahead."

The captivating audio stories, written by South African authors and recorded in English, isiZulu, Setswana and Afrikaans, are guaranteed to enthrall little ones.

The Book Dash team has a goal of putting 100 books into the hands of every child under the age of five – take a look at their site to download free print versions of the books or donate to this worthy cause. Click here to visit Book Dash.

Whether you're taking a late, end-of-season road trip, or just breaking free from cabin fever and hitting the road for an adventure, ensure that your vehicle is road trip ready.

Do the important checks ahead of time and make sure that your car and your tyres are in peak condition and ready to take the road. Remember the Dunlop Top 3 Tips for Tyres – Check Tread, Check Pressure and Rotate Regularly. Need more advice on what to look out for? Explore the Dunlop tyre safety tips here.

Submitted to Parent24 by Kim Bloom on behalf of Dunlop.

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