4 Ways to Keep Your Kids Occupied and Engaged This Summer
Summer is the time of year that kids look forward to the most, warm weather, no school, and unlimited possibilities.
However, for parents, it can sometimes present the issue of “how am I going to keep my kid occupied for three months?”
Well, never fear; we have some tips and tricks that are going to help you and your kids make the most out of this summer.
1) Become One With Nature
With all of the sun and warm weather, you’re going to want your kids to spend as much time outside as possible so in that spirit, try and promote fun outdoor activities. Make it so that your kids want to rush out the door every morning.
Start a garden in your backyard and allow your kids to tend to it. It will be fun for them to learn about everything they’ve planted, and they’ll be so proud when they see the fruits of their labor bloom.
Try taking them on hikes or nature walks, this will get them outside and moving and allow them to experience some new places and create their own adventures.
Try Picnics, BBQs, Camping, anything to get them outside and active.
2) Museums, Aquariums, and Zoos, Oh my!
While summer is your kid's time off from school, they can still learn new things, and it can be fun!
Places like Museums, Aquariums, and Zoos are great places to spend the day over the summer break.
They're fun and educational, and most places will have some kind of summer program which will keep things interesting throughout the break.
Bonus: Many museums, aquariums, and zoos have reduced rates for children, and some are completely free.
3) Bring the Vacation to You
Not everyone has the time or money to go on a long vacation or go to someplace like the beach every day. But with a bit of time and creativity, you can set one up right in your own backyard.
Small pools, splash pads, and sprinklers are pretty inexpensive and can be found at most big box and home improvement stores.
With just a hose and one or two of those set up, you can make your own backyard beach or water park for your kids and their friends to enjoy all summer long.
4) Summer Camp
A local summer camp is probably the best way to keep your kids entertained and out of the house during the summer.
Most town recreation departments have a summer camp program for residents. You can also look into your local YMCA, JCC, or community center; chances are they will also have some kind of summer program.
Metro Media Institute is also running a Summer Camp program!
Our Summer Camp Program gives kids the opportunity to learn new skills with our classes in media, art, and tech, as well as spend time outside with their peers.
We also run weekly trips to fun places like amusement parks, the zoo, movies, and more.
Click below for more information or to secure your spot for this summer!
Summer break is essentially a blank slate, and you get the chance to make it whatever you want it to be. There are a million ways that you can make your summer memorable, and we hope that we’ve helped you a little here!
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