Thursday, May 29, 2008

School's out, now what?

Well, today is the last day of school for my two boys. My daughter has 2 weeks left yet. It leaves me wondering what the summer will bring.

One thing is for sure, I plan one keeping my kids busy so that they don't get too bored. I know there will be times when I have to work and take care of business, but they will have to entertain themselves, at last for a little while. So I have thought of a few ideas for the summer that I wanted to share with you all.

1. Visit the park. O.K. this is a no brain-er, but you will find that after sitting on the phone or managing your website all day, you will need this much needed break. Also, you can bring a business book or magazine that you been attempting to read.

2. Visit your local library. Many libraries and even bookstores have story hours . Your kids can sit and be read to while you do a bit of research or work right from their. Also, have your kids join a book-club to keep their minds challenged this summer.

3. Check your local Museum or Historic Center. Many of these places have family days when everyone is free and they have lots of activities for the kids to do. These activities can be continued at home for continued learning.

These are a few things we plan on doing. How about you? Do you have ideas for staying sane this summer? Please feel free to share!


dcyrill said...

I am in the same dilemma as you. I also wrote about that on my blog. I definitely want to take my kids (9,7 & 20m) to the museum and aquarium. I take them to the park just about everyday because I walk and we all need the exercise. The library is a weekly event for us as well.