KEEPING KIDS ENTERTAINED AT HOME THIS SUMMER
Mother, Baby & Child|June/July 2021
The school summer holidays are here at last! This one is a bit different though - the pandemic has of course had a big effect on the choices that families can make this year. If you and your crew are staying home for the summer, here are some ideas for structuring fun time for the kids.

First off, it’s good to remember that the year of social restrictions will likely have had an effect on your child. Kids are super-resilient, so this may not be obvious, but it is like they’ll need fun, stimulation

Are you desperate to shake up your quarantine routine during your kids’ time off from school? This article suggests some safe staycation alternatives for kids of all ages. COVID-19 has squashed all summer travel plans and large group gatherings, but it doesn’t mean that this summer can not be fun and educational.

GIVE EVERY DAY A THEME

Without the usual schedule for school, it can be hard to keep track of what day of the week it is. To make the summer break feel more exciting and activity-packed than just long weeks at home, give each day a theme to break up the week and allow your children the anticipation of a fun week, every week.

Make a list together of all the things they’d like to do over the summer. These could be as simple as going for an ice pop on the beach and some lunch, or having a fun day on the rides at DUbai Parks & Resorts. Go through the list with your child and circle the activities they’re most excited about, then use their chosen activities to plan a staycation week they won’t forget. For example:

Monday LEGO Challenge:

A LEGO challenge can be something like ‘build a dinosaur farm’ or ‘make something inspired by your favourite movie.’ There’s lots of room to be creative here and because the challenges are openended, they can easily build something new each time they get to that day on the weekly calendar. Do join in with them - younger children love when you join in and play along with them.

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