10 Tips for Dining Out With Kids

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Pass the Time

Instead of bringing toys, find fun ways to pass the time using what’s right on the table. Have your little one count sugar packets and arrange them into shapes. Or, tear a paper napkin into pieces and have him pick them up with a utensil and put them in a pile without dropping them. Of course, collect and dispose of all the pieces once the game is over. For older kids, learn a couple of simple restaurant-style folds for linen napkins and show him how to create pretty table displays.