There are very few occasions when parents might regret having children. Summer time is probably one of those rare instances. It’s when kids go crazy with their holidays and constantly make demands. In all the pandemonium, the parents’ summer has passed by in the blink of an eye.
There must be a way of ensuring that both parents and children have great summers. ‘Be prepared’ is the common but effective motto. Start planning for the children’s summer before it has even begun. This way you have an answer ready for the phrase: “I’m bored.”
Fun and learning
Take time off from work to educate your children about things other than those mentioned in the school textbook. Trips to museums will keep children away from the T.V. for a few hours.
Book time with books
Introduce children to the wonderful habit of reading. Be smart here and play to their strengths and interests. If he or she is into sports and video games, buy books that are related to those subjects. Illustrated books are the best – children enjoy the pictures and it makes reading interesting.
Slumber time party
Before your young daughter thinks of some wild adventure to beat the boredom, plan an activity she’ll love. Offer to have a slumber party for her and her friends. For extra effect, make her favorite snacks and get out the pretty sheets and bed covers for the giggly group of girls.
Staying indoors is not much fun for most children. Camping is a healthy outdoor activity to introduce to your children. Spending time in natural surroundings is much healthier than sitting in a stuffy cinema hall. And it’s not just the kids who will have fun; you may enjoy the change in environment too!
On the rare occasions that it rains, being stuck indoors is quite dull. Liven up the atmosphere, turn off the T.V. and indulge in some fun games. Board games and cooking exercises are exciting ways to kill time.
Let your children have a rocking summer!