Summer is Coming! Yikes!

Summer will be here in just a couple of weeks.  While it feels good to have a more relaxed time for everyone; as a parent, the implications of children not being in school can sneak up on you.  When your children are out of school, what are you going to do with them?  The immediate temptation can be to put them in as many activities as you can afford and keep them nonstop busy.  However, that may not be the best way to go for children and their parents.  Sometimes it is best to come up with a balance of child activities and family activities for the summer.  Relaxation as well as activity make for a good combination for summer.

Ideas for Summer Time Activities:
 
1.     Summer camps involving art, sports, dance or whatever activity your child is most interested in.
 
2.     Visiting museums as a family – The Childrens Museum, The Fine Arts Museum, the Health Museum, the Natural Science Museum including the Butterfly area.
 
3.     Family trip to a waterpark - Splashtown, Splashway Water Park in Sheridan, TX (low cost),  Discovery Green – water playground.
 
4.     Reading books together with children