Kids are out of school for the summer but work and real life are still in full swing! As parents, we understand the importance of spending quality time with your kids while still finding time to get things done.
You got this! We’ve rounded up tips from parenting experts to help you have a great summer with your kids!
1.Make screen time active with GoNoodle GoSummer: Everyday this summer, your kids can move with new videos and learn “how to” do fun things like learning to beatbox, making slime, and saying hello in 15 languages! Play GoNoodle GoSummer for free on the web or by downloading the free app for iOS, Android, Apple TV, or Roku!
2.Create daily rituals: “Choose “days of the week” to do certain things. Monday is pool day. Tuesday is park day, etc. This will help set a rhythm to your week.” Rachel gives advice on a summer schedule that will keep kids occupied and mom sane that includes changing sleep times, creating daily rituals, and more
3.Create a summer checklist: “To ensure your kids accomplish more this Summer than crushing every boss in Pokémon Let’s Go, Pikachu on their Nintendo Switch, or playing Fortnite with their friends until all hours, employ the help of a checklist, which requires your kids to complete personal tasks, chores, and activities before using their tech each day.” This Pop Sugar Family post shares a free download with examples of personal tasks, screenless activities and chores!
4.Utilize a family calendar: “Utilizing a family calendar specifically during the summer months is a great way to keep track of the sudden shift in the schedule. It can take some getting use to when the routine suddenly changes from school and after-school sports to a wide array of summer camps, play dates, and family outings. Try using a calendar for keeping track of those hectic days.” Libby, Because Mom Says, shares tips on how to stay organized!
5.Make a summer bucket list: “For all those days your children are looking for something to do just point them to the direction of this flier and it can be their very own summer bucket list.” Kimberly, Natural Beach Living, shares a huge list of 100 free summer activities that cover crafts, games, hands-on activities, science and more!
6.Don’t forget summer safety: “Summer means lots of kids will be playing outdoors, but it’s important to keep a safety checklist in mind to keep kids safe while they’re having fun.” This Very Well Family checklist covers sunscreen, water safety, and more!
We hope you have a fun summer! Share how it’s going using #GoNoodleGoSummer to be featured and earn prizes for your kids.