Whether you’re a working mom or dad or one who stays home, summer can pose a challenge for the most seasoned parent. The absence of structure and schedule, while liberating for kids, means you’ll inevitably hear “I’m bored” and need to step in with some activities. Having a plan can go a long way in getting through the summer successfully and frustration-free.
First, make a list of activities and outings (large or small) that would appeal to your family. Second, make or print out a calendar of the summer months and write in the bigger activities and outings, then begin to fill in some smaller ones. (You may even want to “schedule” in some downtime to make sure you don’t over plan the summer and end up completely exhausted at the end!)
Keep your kids learning over the summer!
Studies show that students lose over 2 months of grade level equivalency over the summer and score lower on standardized tests at the end of summer than they do at the beginning. Here are some great ideas to keep your kids learning over the summer.
What Families Can Do to Keep Children Reading During the Summer
Easy Ways to Keep Kids Learning During Summer Break
How to Avoid Summer Learning Loss