Summer Special 2019: 6 Ways to Engage Your Kids on Summer Vacation
Gift them boredom: Yes, let your children get bored. With a life that is more scheduled than yours, the first thing that happens when they get time on your hands is getting bored. However, boredom is not that bad a thing. According to experts, boredom is essential for learning creativity.
Create a chore chart: If you prefer other modes of keeping your youngsters busy, teach them responsibility with a chore chart. You could create a chart where they are told to do chores like making their bed or feeding the pet, or you could create a system where if they do some chore they are paid for it. The amount for each chore could be predetermined and written down by you on the chart prior to engaging them.
Pick up some board games: If nothing else works maybe you can pick up some board games and create an evening ritual. Games like Pictionary and Monopoly would not only help your children enjoy but teach them new skills as well. Yes, you might need to invest some money in it, but it will be worth it.
Take them to the library: Sadly, a dying habit, you could set aside a weekly hour where you take them to the local library and teach them about the wonders of the written word and the beauty of the tome.
Plant a garden: Maybe you can get your children into the healthy hobby of planting plants and taking care of them. Start off with something easy like a few pulses or corns but allow your child some autonomy over it and a sense of responsibility. Let them choose the layout and be entirely responsible for the plants.
Check out local summer workshops: A lot of time, organisations and clubs come up with summer camps and events that one can enroll their children into. From classes on robotics to culinary classes for children, these can provide welcome diversions from summertime boredom for children during the summer vacations.