Posted on June 25 2018
Summer is a blast for everyone. Even when you are not on vacation and have to go to work everyday like many parents, you can still maximize summer fun. Your kids are going to have a lot of fun in the sun, why let them enjoy it all to themselves? Here are some tips to grab summer and hold on tight until September.
Fun outdoor activities for the family
Summer fun can truly be had every day. Your enjoyment is keyed to your attitude. Switch to summer mode - a variant on vacation mode - and relax a little. Incorporate family-friendly activities from the minute you wake up until you go to bed each night. And whether or not you have a vacation planned for some part of the summer, use your days off and weekends to get the family involved in fun, bonding experiences that will help share summer joy equally between kids and parents.
Some fun activities include:
Making sure you have the right equipment
Fun activities may require buying equipment. Before summer begins, talk to your kids about what things they’d like to try, and do a thorough assessment of your current equipment. Check bike helmets for safety. Pop your tent and check for wear and tear.
If you need to make some new equipment purchases, check online for the best sales and deals, and find some second-hand sporting good sales either through stores or online. Remember that your kids are growing and may age out of their bikes, baseball gloves, hiking boots and swim equipment. It’s better to plan for these purchases in advance rather than need to make a quick and uninformed purchase on the go.
With planning and adjusting your attitude to summer mode, families can maximize the short months of summer. Don’t wait until too many sunny days pass you by.
Article by: Kristin Louis from ParentingWithKris.com
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