Keeping tweens and teens busy during the summer can be challenging–they need more than just one pool day after another. Allyson Reynolds knows a big part of summer fun for teens and tweens can actually be found in challenging, meaningful experiences, and she has five great ways to keep tweens and teens happy and productive all summer long.
What kids don’t just love a scavenger hunt? The idea behind this challenge is that instead of collecting objects, everyone will provide an act of service.
My children will only be young once and summers don’t last forever. This summer I am committed to ‘treasure the doing’ of the ‘little things in life.’ I’m determined to make it a summer to remember.
Summer Vacation may be staring back at us like a big blank block of days. But with a little planning and a lot of balance, it can be a wonderful time to learn, play, and connect with our families.
Today is the first day of summer for my family. School is out, the weather is great, and we are excited…so why did I end up in such a grumpy mood this morning?
Families can form some of the best trip memories from small traditions. Keep in mind it’s just not the fun you’ll have at your destination, but the fantastic memories you can make before you even get there! Read on for some great ideas for fun on the road.
Here we are: summer has ended and we’re gearing up for fall. So, why is it that I feel the need to do spring cleaning now?
I remember my childhood summers were often a combination of lots of TV watching and swimming. Sound familiar? I want something more for my family. My solution: a few activities throughout the summer that stimulate their brains in fun, engaging ways. The first activity last summer was a family-wide read-a-thon.
Yesterday I was talking to the mother of three young children about how her summer was going. Listening to her description of their fun, lazy adventures made me wistful for the days when all my children were “little” and the only thing I had to think about was how to keep them happy all day. […]
Perhaps you’ve seen it elsewhere, but if not, here’s Rachel Stafford’s amazing essay on keeping our priorities straight during the summer…
Although my children may have left traditional “reading, writing and arithmetic” behind them at the school door, there are plenty of ways to have fun and still engage their brains during the summer.
Whatever your family size, age, and personality, we can help make this summer your family’s best yet!