Summer is the perfect time for fun and new adventures with your family. Your kids’ summer vacation should have an excellent balance of family time, fun, relaxation, and new adventures. Here’s how to make the most of the two months of school-free time:
Keep Weaving in Some Education
Summer learning loss is a real thing. If your child’s brain isn’t stimulated and learning new things over the summer, there’s a good chance she’ll forget some of what she’s already learned and will start the new school year a step behind.
It’s crucial to keep your kids ahead of the game and ready for the start of school by continuing their education over the summer. The good news is that you can do this in fun ways to avoid moans and groans when you mention anything about learning.
Take your kids to a hands-on children’s museum or out to explore wildlife and plantlife in the woods behind your home. Let them create a daily journal full of their summer adventures. Whatever keeps their brains active can help them stay on track for the new school year.
Get Them Active
As important as it is to keep brains active, it’s equally as important to keep your kids’ bodies active over the summer. Parents know that a lot of laziness and a lack of sun don’t mix well with kids, but it’s easy to fall into the “I don’t want to get out of bed” trap over the summer.
So make this fun for them too. Challenge your kids to a race around a local school track. Make an obstacle course in the backyard. Take a trip to the city swimming pool. Or, get your kids involved in some sports or dance classes over the summer.
Soak Up the Sun
You can’t have a great summer without a lot of sun! There’s a reason that being outside on a sunny day makes you instantly feel refreshed: the sun helps the body make Vitamin D, a nutrient that’s essential to healthy bones, a strong immune system, and a…