Planning a Great Summer for Your Kids
Once your kids are out of school, boredom often sets in. Check out these ideas to help your kids engage their minds and beat the boredom blues.
Structured summer activities make it easier on you and your children.
- Expose your kids to new experiences.
- Help transition from school structure.
- Keep your children active.
- Provide opportunities to make new friends.
- Make your summer with your kids more enjoyable.
- Break up the monotony for your child.
Thing to Consider
- Keep your kids interested, but not overwhelmed.
- Give a light structure to the day.
- Engage your children in education to avoid summer learning loss. Remember, kids learn through talk, read and play.
- Summer vacations or additional time spent with your children provides an opportunity to create memories that can last a lifetime.
Fun Summer Activity Ideas
- Check out this great list of things to do with kids from Visit KC.
- Try the Kansas City Public Libraries' summer reading program. Or look for summer programs at your local library.
- Find fun crafts and activities you can do at-home. Here are some ideas from Parents Magazine.
- Use the Summer Camp Guide to easily find a summer activity that fits your child's interests, your schedule and budget.