Traveling by plane, besides there being necessary and practically unavoidable in today’s world, often brings a lot of unpleasant feelings. Passengers who probably meet the biggest challenge of flight experience are children and, of course, their parents. Parents have an inner fight between the desire to bring the child with them on the trip and the fear of children’s feelings and behavior during the flight. Children require a lot of attention and activity, which is a context such as airplanes that cannot be fully provided to them. Nevertheless, this context limits them and inhibits a lot of their desires. Consequently, parents meet their children’s flight issues and being unable to resolve them, get frustrated.
As it was already mentioned above, an airplane is a typical example of a restraining environment for children. They have remained to sit and calm during the whole flight that could last for many hours, which provokes a lack of stimulation and the unpleasant feelings that come along with that. As their physical activity is prohibited, they are deprived and they need adequate stimulation which will compensate for this. Individuals who become bored are motivated to find something stimulating to do. This is typical for children since childhood is the most important period for the development of the human being. In this period, they need a lot of stimulation in order to develop their creativity and imagination and discover their intellectual possibilities.
The Mimoland concept is designed for children on airplanes around the world. The most important problems that this magical story solves are:
Fear of flying in children
Flying a plane can cause fear in children, as well as in adults. With the help of this magical story and designed activities as well as a flight attendant who is there to animate the children and make their flight enjoyable, the children forget about fear, they are delighted with the new events that have a very stimulating effect on them.
Mimoland uses a very effective technique for resolving this issue. Each story remains unfinished, and children clearly get the message that in the next story they will find out the missing part. That kind of dynamic rises their curiosity holds their concentration and interest and to the fact that children stick to the content for a longer period, even during the whole flight
Parents’ concern about their children’s feelings and behavior during the flight
Parents have an inner fight between the desire to bring the child with them on the trip and the fear of children’s feelings and behavior during the flight. With Mimoland, this problem is solved because children find something that will stimulate them during the flight and make them happy.