Summer to most of the kids and parents just means holidays and less work. However, we think summer is the time to nourish your soul, fill it with sheer deliciousness. Summer is the luxurious time of the year that is unbounded by school.
"Summer afternoon..summer afternoon... the two most beautiful words in the English languages," - Henry James.
Summer to kids is the time to explore, to make new friends, the aliveness and freedom of this season can change a child's life forever.
Not all learning comes from a textbook. Summer is the perfect time to teach children the skills that are best learned outdoors.
From the fun summer camps to the responsible volunteer opportunities, there are lots of learning and developmental activities for your kids outside school.
Is your child experiencing any of the above or is he/she just glued to an electronic screen?
Making the best of summer doesn't always mean travel, it just takes you to spend some quality time with your kid. This is the right time to decide on how to make the most of this opportunity for your kids.
Here are 7 tips that might help you plan the best summer ever for your little ones:
Creating a summer calendar: Help children use pencils, drawing papers to decorate and fill in their own summer calendars by marking special days and events for the year to come.
Cooking with kids: Teach kids to cook step-by-step, remember to include safety tips and suggestions for the cooking process.
Paper Craft: This is fun. Let your kids make use of paper to make different craft items by paper folding and cutting.
Gardening: Summer is the best time to do some gardening. Join your kids and teach them to plant some saplings. Teach them to nurture these saplings. This is both destressing for you and a great time for your kids.
Daily Reading Time: Books open imagination. Read to your kids, help them to read more books. Help your child to love reading. Make a practice to visit a library once a week. Reading enhances school achievement.
Trying out new activities: If you child has tried swimming the previous year, let him do camping this year. This makes your child more exited about summer and brings in new learning opportunities.
Volunteer work: This is one of the many activities that helps kids to learn numerous skills. Help your kid to make a difference this summer by making them use their time to volunteer for an issue they care about.
These are few tips to help to make this summer a memorable and well spent time with your kids. A few activities everyday, keeps boredom away and also helps your child with his/her overall development.