When summer comes calling, does your family typically have set plans?
Having young children at home can be both a blessing and a challenge.
While you love your children, wondering how you will keep them busy on summer recess can be a bit taxing.
With that in mind, how will you keep your kid or kids busy in the summer?
Is Summer Camp in the Cards?
In coming up with ways to keep your child busy, think about some of these options moving forward:
- Summer camp – If your child has never attended summer camp before, he or she does not know what they are missing out on. That said you should sit down with them and gauge their interest in heading off to camp. Note that summer camp can be a great experience from start to finish. With all the activities at camps, you should have no trouble finding offerings your kid will like. Along with the skills they can learn or refine, camps also can serve as a means to make new friends. Even when children come from all over to attend camps, they can still stay in touch once camp is over via the web. Last, you might even see what was a shy child leaving for camp comes back a little more independent. While you may fret of your kid growing up too fast, remember that independence can be a good thing.
- Family time – Whether you take a trip or two or spend most of the summer in and around home, family time is meaningful. In today’s fast-paced world, many parents wish they had more quality time with their young one or ones. Depending on how long your child’s summer break from school is, you can spend some quality time with them. From doing stuff around the home to a trip or two, appreciate that time together. Before you know it, the school bell will ring again and off they go.
- Fun with friends – Last, does your child get to spend as much time with their friends as they would like to? Sure, they see each other in school more often than not. That said they can have more fun when there is no pressure to do homework, be on time for class and more. Such fun can include events at your home or their friend’s places. If you have a pool; how about a summer pool party or two? Your child can invite his or her closest friends over. Sure, you and some other adults may have to supervise but that is not the worst thing in the world. You might let your kid do some sleepovers at your place and allowing them to go to a friend’s home for the same.
In keeping your kid staying busy, you have more options than you may have first realized.
So, as summer creeps closer on the calendar, how will you keep your kid busy?
While you have some time to think about it, don’t wait until the last minute to start planning.