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Summer is a great time to spend with your children. Your kids are out of school and you get extra time to kill. Here are some great ideas to spend summer fun with your child.
1. Go to the Park
The park is a great place to spend the summer. See what all these is to do at your local park. Go play on the playground or play ball. If your park has a pond, bring some bread to feed the ducks with. Your kids can make new friends and romp around with other children. They will come home exhausted which makes bed time easier. Make sure to bring plenty of water and snacks for your park trip!
2. Go Swimming
Depending on where you live, summers can get real hot. Cool down by getting wet! Stop by your local pool and go swimming. You can even set up a little water park in the backyard with kiddie pools and sprinklers. Swimming is one of the most memorable ways to spend a summer for a child. Just make sure to put on plenty of sunscreen to stay protected from the sun’s harmful rays.
3. Go to the Museum
Summer gives your child a lot of free time. Take them to your local museum. Your child can learn a lot about the world we live in with just one visit. Many museums have exhibits directed towards children. Just because your kids are out of school doesn’t mean that they can’t keep learning. Kids love museums with dinosaur bones. Dinosaurs are a great way to spark your child’s interest in science. Go out to your local museum. You might learn something new too!
4. Garden at Home
Gardening is a great way to get your kid away from the television screen and out in the sun. Go to your local nursery and pick out easy plants to grow in your area. If you need help figuring out what is best, just ask the employees. They should know some easy plants to grow. Try to go for growing fruits and vegetables Nothing is more satisfying to a child than eating something they spent time growing. They will be excited to go outside everyday to check on their plants!
5. Play Board Games
After a long day out in the heat, cool down in the evening with the whole family by playing board games. Try out a new board game every Friday night to spice it up. Board games bring the family together by giving everyone something to do together that isn’t watching the television!
About the Author: Andrea Booth is a blogger for Smith Monitoring, a leader in home security systems for San Antonio. Her favorite board game to play with her family is the classic Monopoly!I was financially compensated to publish this guest post. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”