“Mommy, I am bored.” That is a frequent complaint kids have throughout the summer. With no school or homework to occupy their morning and evenings, the inevitable result is boredom. The good news is that with just a little bit of planning and structure, their boredom can be kept to a minimum. In fact, they could actually have fun, and you won’t even have to plan a big trip to Disneyland. Read on to learn how to provide summer entertainment for kids.
1.Start planning early. Put a little money aside in the months leading up to the summer break, so you can cover little treats, such as buying that new fishing rod or rollerblades.
2.Make plans to get away for a few days. It’s OK if you can’t afford that trip to Disneyland or an equally exotic location. You and your kids can still have fun camping in the woods or even in the backyard, or maybe go visit grandma. The goal is to get away together.
3.Explore events in your local area. Throughout the summer, cities typically have lots of special events happening. You can find out more about them online, in the papers, on the TV or radio, and in addition to providing great family bonding times, these events are usually free.
4.Give your child daily chores–yes chores. As in real life having daily chores will make your child appreciate his free time just to play that much more.
5.Send her outside. There is usually a world of excitement and friends outside your front door, so whenever your child complains about being board, send her outside to play.
6.Give your child some alone time. Remember, children usually need alone time to dream and make believe. That way you don’t need to entertain him all the time. Sometimes he will do it on his own in his own make believe world.