While Memorial Day officially commemorates those military men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country, it has over the years also evolved into the unofficial start of summer. As families celebrate by gathering with friends over backyard BBQs, parades, beach days, festivals, and increasingly warm weather, there’s no better time than now to start planning for the upcoming season and how you plan on keeping the little ones active and having fun. With summer just around the corner, what activities do you have in mind for the family and more particularly your kids? Here are a few popular suggestions to give you a jumpstart in the right direction!
Summer Camp: A tried and true summer traditions and childhood pastimes, kids summer camps come in all kinds of styles. Day camps and sleep away ones to sports focused or academic camps, programs can vary depending on your kid’s interests. Do some research on realistic options, keeping in mind location, budget, and your child’s interest in having that camp tradition!
Outdoor Water Activities: if you’re planning on staying close to home this summer, don’t fret. There’s a number of ways for you to keep the kids entertained while still beating the heat. Simple water activities are no only budget friendly, the can be structured for learning and physical activity as well. For popular at home water activities to maximize fun and celebrate summer, join us at our official Pinterest.
Summer play dates / field trips: the kids don’t need to go the whole summer without seeing their pals from school. Get together with some of the other moms from your kid’s class and schedule fun field trips of local outings and activities that everyone can enjoy. From museums to outdoor events or fairs, summer is the time to really take the lead on exploring your city and learning in exciting and interactive ways.
Summer Reading: In the age of digital media, where kids seem almost always ‘plugged in’ to computers, TVs, or mobile gaming and readers, summer can be the best time to reintroduce them to the simpler things in life like visiting the local library. Whether they are assigned one from school or you draft one up on your own, summer reading lists assure that the kids are actively engaged in getting a jump start in their education.
These are just a handful of options for your kids to enjoy this summer! Get creative and put your unique spin on these activities or start planning for other great adventures like a family vacation or outdoor scavenger hunt.
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