The countdown has begun and I assure you the kids are really counting down to the second. School will soon dismiss for summer break. And if things progress as usual, in about two to three weeks, you child will complain he or she is bored. Consider these summer ideas for keeping boredom at bay in your home:
- Rediscover your city-make a list of venues and attractions in your city that you and your child have not attended and visit them. Students should get discounted admittance and isn’t it about time you acted like a tourist and frequented the local excursions.
- Volunteer-make a list of volunteer opportunities and contribute to those who need in your city. Your child can make vast difference in someone’s life this summer.
- Learn a new craft or hobby. Take a cooking class, a surf lesson, or learn how to paint portraits. Step out of your box and get out of your pajamas and learn a new hobby.
- Foster a pet-if your child is old enough and will be in town for summer, consider helping out the local shelter and acting as a pet foster.
- Visit a hospital, nursing home, or veterans center and read, sing, or play games with someone. Do call ad check to see what your requirements will be in order to visit.
- Start a book club-start a boo club with some of your friends. Consider a genre you have not explored before. Set a theme for the gathering and have everyone bring a theme food snack to the club. An example might be jellybeans for a Harry Potter meeting or baked breads for a Catching Fire gathering.
Do not let your child waste a single minute of summer complaining about having nothing to do. Be the cool parent and set up a schedule that will enlighten and entertain your child.