We've been having major battles with DS to get him to and especially from daycare: He will literally kick and scream and hit me when I try to get him in the car some days. It finally dawned on me that it's not actually daycare or home (or whatever destination) that's the thing he's resisting -- it's the car ride. We have a half an hour drive each way to daycare (at my workplace); he simply hates the car ride.
So, I need suggestions for things to make a regular, long car ride more fun for an almost three year old. He is still RFing and I'd like to keep him that way until he outgrows his seat, but something that will also work when I turn him around would be good. I've thought of a busy book but I think it would last about two days. I'm considering a DVD player, but that's a lot of screen time, plus I'm not convinced they're very safe (since they're not crash tested).