(c) 2002 by Cheryl Williams Levey, http://www.cherylsweb.com
Ahhh, June. Summer
is really here and school's out! It took about three days for my son to
start telling me he was bored. Funny, kids all over the world look forward
to their break from school, but then don't really appreciate this wonderful
annual gift. How many of us adults would welcome a two-plus month break
from our obligations?!
Well, I have some
plans for my son and hopefully some of these ideas will be useful to you
- He is going to
several one-week, half-day camps over the summer.
- Almost daily,
he plays in the sprinkler in our back yard. (This is also useful for
watering our one backyard tree!)
- He has paints
and chalk on our back patio and sometimes spends hours on "masterpieces"
for me--on paper and on the patio!
- We go to the movies
a lot (Here in Phoenix, it's kind of hot to go to the park for too long,
but we do that too, sometimes early and sometimes late in the afternoon
when the hottest heat is past)
- We set up play
dates at indoor play places or go to a pool to swim
- He spends time
- He watches some
TV and videos (I know I know, but it helps when I need to get some work
done and he doesn't want to do other stuff)
- He plays computer
games, most of which are educational
- We bake cookies
- He "reads"
his books and magazines (he has several subscriptions to magazines like
Thomas the Tank Engine and Highlights).
- He draws me a
picture--and signs his name! (He's 4).
- He builds intricate
train or car tracks and creates stories to act out.
- He listens to
music and dances>
- And the most awesome
one of all:
He entertains his little brother so I can concentrate on what I need
My son has a great
time doing these activities, whether they are for us to do together or
whether he is to to them independently. Hopefully, your kids will benefit
from some of these ideas too!
Cheryl Williams Levey owns cherylsweb.com, a site
dedicated to showing you how to save time and money
while growing your home business. Do you have what
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