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Sensational Summer Ideas
For Kids of All Ages
For those who have children, summertime can translate into three straight months of everything from nagging complaints of boredom to sibling clashes of legendary proportions. As a parent, there may be nothing worse than playing the role of referee while attempting to carry out your daily routine. But the solution for a symbiotic summer, for you and your kids, may be easier than you think. How about involving them in specific activities that are not only fun, but challenging and educational as well?
If you're feeling a little nervous about the proposition or hard-pressed for ideas, don't worry. We've created a list that just may get your creative juices flowing. The real key, however, is to think about the degree of your involvement. Summertime bonding can be rewarding for parents and kids, but a little autonomy here and there never hurt anyone.
Feel free to adapt these ideas to fit your child's needs or even your own. Just remember to keep it fun! Your children have just spent the last 9 months in school. Not only do they deserve a good time, but if you make their activities seem too much like "school", they'll be primed for a summertime meltdown.
Topics can be as simple as the school friends they made last year or even who they're hoping will be in their class next year. Other topics could include a movie they want to see, a vacation they want to take, or what they ate that day.
Because journals require some consistency, it's important to set aside time on a somewhat regular basis. Maybe it's in the afternoon and includes the participation of the stay-at-home parent. Or, perhaps it's at night and involves the working parent. This is a nice way to provide a break to the caregiver who's been at it all day.
Journaling entertains and educates simultaneously. It not only helps children with their writing skills, but also their memory, creativity, and time management as well. Don't forget to have them decorate the cover. Make this an annual summertime ritual, and you'll have a lifetime of transformation to reflect on later!
When the day arrives, let your children assist you with the cooking, table setting, and cleanup. As you're getting ready to cook, have them decide the order in which the food should be prepared. This promotes the use of sequencing foresight, a skill which will only benefit them as they grow older.
Once again, this is a project that may be pursued at night, with the working parent.
Some great ideas include a fire house or police station to observe the hardworking men and women who serve and protect us each day. Other ideas may include a recycling plant, radio or TV station, or even a restaurant kitchen to see how food is prepared. Be sure to call ahead to obtain information and permission. Many businesses allow tours as long as you provide them with advance notice.
Museum and Library Classes
Summertime comes and goes and so does childhood. It's important to realize that the chance to spend summer vacation with your kids will eventually pass you by. Live in the present, and make your child's summer fun for everyone, including you. Besides, creating memories that will last your kids forever is the single best thing about being a parent.
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