Moms and Dads are trying to decide how to keep from hearing the dreaded, “I’m bored.” This is what I do.
1. Each child has age appropriate educational materials for 15-20 minutes five days a week like Summer Bridge Book or ACT prep or for pre-schoolers lots of puzzles, flashcards or other learning stimulation.
2. Chores. Yes I give mandatory chores. My house is deep cleaned, drawers are organized, and they are learning. As my offspring are getting older the work of supervising is less and they are becoming more independent.
3. Plan fun family outings, scavenger hunts, contests, olympics.
4. Teach life skills like cooking and finances.
5. Give kids a chance to explore their imagination.
When they say those words I usually say, “that’s you’re problem to solve. If you would like some suggestions (I usually say some chores). . .”
May you thrive as you nurture your younglings through a glorious summer of exploration and growth.