Summer is Here - What to Do with The Kids?
It’s the age-old question that parents in Idaho face every year: How do we keep the kids occupied this summer?
Well, there are always the big activities, such as theme parks or camping. But, with work and other obligations getting in the way (not to mention your budget), you can’t always get away from home. So, here at Castle Rock Insurance, we have compiled a list of some activities that are both educational and fun — and that your kids are sure to enjoy!
There are a number of ways you can encourage the young artist in your family, from programs and offerings at local museums, to do-it-yourself art projects. Try these ideas from The Artful Parent, a website focused on encouraging art and creativity in children:
Have a budding scientist around the house? Try these basic projects from PBS:
Reading — It’s Not Just for School
Encouraging your kids to read over the summer can help them when school gets back in session, so don’t miss an opportunity. You can share the newspaper in the morning, or simply read the cereal box at breakfast.
Even a few minutes a day can have a big impact. You might also consider the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge, a free online program for children from May 4 to September 4.
Last year more than a million kids from 29 countries took part, and this year’s program features free book lists, a sweepstakes and the chance to set a world record.
Of course, there are thousands of things you can do with your kids in Idaho over the course of the summer. If these ideas aren’t up your alley, consider summer camp, local music, and sports programs or volunteering in the community. Summer will be over before you know it, so make the most of it!
This article provided courtesy of Safeco Insurance.
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