Gone are the days of breezing onto an airplane with just your roller board and handbag. Summer travel with kids means a pile of checked bags and several more to drag through the airport. Encourage your brood to share some of the load by giving them their own luggage. With animal-shaped bags and clever kid-sized trollies, you can be sure they’ll want to proudly tote and roll their possessions all the way to your destination.

Join the Wolf Pack

French children's brand Janod is bringing their playful designs to the luggage aisle for the first time this summer. Choose from the wolf trolley shown here or a dragon, a tiger, a cow or a cat. Each one has dazzling 3-dimensional details such as whiskers and teeth, along with a fun-shaped label to write your kid's name on.

From QHouseKids.com, $60.

Do your kids carry their own luggage on summer trips? Tell us about their bags in a Comment below.

–Julie Seguss