Tips to Prepare for a Fun Summer With Your Kids


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Having kids can be a lot, and combined with the unbearable summer heat and trying to entertain them while they are off school, can be a challenge to say the least. That doesn’t mean to say it has to be unpleasant. With the right tools and knowledge, you can equip your home ready for a fun and enjoyable summer that both you and the kids can enjoy. 

Summer should be something that you can all enjoy if you know how. With some help and some planning, you can make it the best time of year and a great bonding experience for all your family. 

To help you on your journey, here are some top tips to help you prepare your home for a fun summer for your kids. 

Create a routine

The first and foundational thing that you should do for the summer break is try to create some kind of routine for you and your family. When your kids are at school and you are at work, you naturally have a routine that you follow, that allows you to flow and each day to be a success. When you are all on break, no routine is what can cause chaos and stress. While it is nice to not have all the responsibilities and commitments that you do on a usual day, you must find a balance. Having a new routine for the summer break can be a great way to keep the family calm and keep everything flowing well. A lack of routine can often impact wellbeing, especially when it comes to children. This might be something like getting up at the same time or having a routine around how and when you eat breakfast. 

Get everyone to pitch in with chores 

Another important thing to consider over the summer is getting your kids to pitch in with chores. With everyone home over the summer, and the additional stress of the heat and likely, your kids running around having fun, the cleaning can lack, and that in itself can cause more stress. To help you, you should list all the chores that need doing, and come up with a cycle to get everyone to pitch in. This can help create routine and responsibility with your children, who can be rewarded with activities and summer fun. 

Make your home cool 

Making your home cool is an important way to make summer more fun for your kids at home. If it is too hot, then tension is going to rise and it won’t be very fun for anyone. Invest in a fan or cooling system, and keep your blinds and curtains shut when the sun is shining in. Make sure you have an emergency HVAC services contact that you can call if anything goes wrong. 

Come up with a list of activities in and out of the house 

Your kids must be engaged throughout the summer. Speak to your kids and find out what they like to do and what can be done in and out of the home. Try to think of ideas that are free/low cost and can be done in the garden. This is a great way for your kids to have fun, spend time in nature, and keep them out of your hair! Maybe a small pool, a sandpit, different games they can play and more. If it is helpful, you can also create a schedule for you all. There will also be lots of local classes and summer camps that you can sign your children up for. This will be fun for them, and give you a well-deserved break! 

Summer can be a challenge. Follow these top tips to ensure it is enjoyable!

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LaDonna Dennis

LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society. She wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Friend*Animal Lover* Former writer of Frost Illustrated and, Cancer...SURVIVOR! LaDonna is happily married to the love of her life, the mother of 3 grown children and "Grams" to 3 grandchildren. She adores animals and has four furbabies: Makia ( a German Shepherd, whose mission in life is to be her attached to her hip) and Hachie, (an OCD Alaskan Malamute, and Akia (An Alaskan Malamute) who is just sweet as can be. And Sassy, a four-month-old German Shepherd who has quickly stolen her heart and become the most precious fur baby of all times. Aside from the humans in her life, LaDonna's fur babies are her world.

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