Need To Keep The Kids Busy This Summer? Right This Way!

Ah, summer – what a time to be alive! The sun puts its hat away, the birds come out to sing, and everyone’s mood lifts. Wait there, though, what’s that you can hear? Oh no, it’s the kids! Yep, summer is also the time when the kids finish school and get to stay at home with yours truly. Of course, you love your children, but keeping them occupied isn’t easy. After all, they have plenty of energy to burn. The good news is that we are here to help.


Here are the foolproof ways to keep the kids happy this summer. Don’t worry; you can thank us later!


Keep Them By Your Side


It’s simple – you have to get out of the house. Every second you spend inside means you have to think of a new activity, and no one is that creative. But, if you can the comfort of your home, the hours will fly by and they’ll be none the wiser. Of course, you can’t constantly take them on days out because it isn’t practical. However, they can come with you while you run errands. Yep, going to the store is a simple and effective way to keep the kids busy. As long as you involve them (write a list; put food in the basket etc.), they might even have fun.


Send Them To Classes


There is no reason that their time off school shouldn’t be productive. In fact, it can be productive and fun. Take swimming as an example. Swimming is a skill every person needs to learn, but there isn’t time during a typical week. When the kids have more free time, it’s easy to sign them up for classes. And, you can do it for almost anything from soccer to boxing. Some parents even send the kids away to camp for a few weeks. Whatever you choose is down to your and your partner.


Turn On The TV


Modern day moms will gasp at the thought of letting their kid’s eyes rot. Of course, it’s true that too much television isn’t healthy for a young mind. Still, that doesn’t mean that it isn’t an effective parenting tool. The reality is that kids will sit in front of a home audio video system because it’s fun. And as long as it’s in moderation, it’s perfectly fine. There is no way you can keep them out of the house all day long, so you need to compromise. Anyway, you need to get things done in the house.


Go On Holiday


The kids get to have a break, so why don’t you join them on their vacation? There is no doubt that life is stressful and we all need a holiday from time to time. For the kids, it’s an excellent way to enjoy the summer, while the parents get to unwind. It doesn’t matter whether you fly abroad or holiday in-country because the result is the same. The only thing is the days will pass and you’ll be home too soon!


Manic Mama of 3, wife of shouty singer Gav, blog writer, stationery obsessive, bed jumper, Brighton based social media consultant and semi-pro juggler of it all!


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