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A Summer of Opportunities

With summer here before you knew it, many parents wonder how to occupy their children during the break. Some have solved this problem by signing the kids for summer camps. Others decided to keep them home and incorporate some travel into their summer routine. No matter what the best choice for your family was, here are some useful ideas for keeping the children busy during school free time.

Learning new skills

If your child has been asking to learn how to sew, build a birdhouse, plant a garden, or learn a new language and there was no opportunity to do this during the school year, summer is the perfect time to catch up. Whether learning by watching YouTube videos, taking lessons at the local craft store, or signing up for a class locally or online, you can help your child conquer this new skill during the summer months.

Books, books, books

Reading during the summer months is not only a fun activity, but also a perfect opportunity to keep up and further develop your kids' vocabulary, thinking and language skills. A fun addition can be to watch movies based on the books read or keep an illustrated reading log.

Nature Journaling

Encourage your children to lead a nature journal - a notebook in which they can record their observations, their thoughts, and their feelings about what they see in nature. It's a space for them to learn and grow and nurture their creativity by building their critical thinking and scientific skills.