Author and parent, Maria Dismondy, will be hosting an hour long workshop to help you plan a pleasant and extraordinary summer with your children. Find out how to be intentional about what you want out of your summer days and leave the old habit of over-scheduling or overwhelmed feeling behind!
Two different times to fit your schedule!
1 PM Eastern & 8 PM Eastern
10 AM Pacific & 5 PM Pacific
One book will be donated for every registration purchased!
If you have reached this post and you MISSED the LIVE class, here are a few quick tips for you!
There are four areas to consider planning for the BEST summer with your kids.
For example, having a few crafts, science experiments, or recipes on hand will prepare you for INDOOR FUN. Rainy days or the really hot days that it’s unbearable being out in the heat? Pull out your prepped ideas for keeping the family inside.
Next is OUTDOOR FUN. I’ve lived in Michigan my entire life and am still uncovering hidden gems outdoors. The key is learning about all of the options there are for families and children outside and keeping that information tucked away for the days you are ready for outdoor adventure. My greatest example is all of the free parks within a 30 minute drive from us. Playground structures, hiking trails, biking trails. These parks have it all. We made a summer bucket list of JUST PARKS to check off a few summers ago. Do you hear me repeating myself yet? The key is to PLAN and be PREPARED.
When you read Field Trips in this blog post, I am sure you immediately wonder why I am talking about field trips when the kids are out of school! This is because as parents, we can also explore a number of businesses, farms, factories and more with our children. Let me pause for the working parents reading this, all of this CAN be available for you too. You have less time so quantity isn’t your priority but quality. You can squeeze in a fun trip to your local dairy farm on a weekend and learn along side your children how ice cream is made!
Last (but definitely NOT LEAST) is the area of education to think of when planning for the BEST SUMMER EVER. There is something called the Summer Slide. Children have the tendency to lose some of their academic skills when not using them in the summer months. Research indicates that children who do not read over the summer can lose up to 22% of their reading level. Yikes! We spend the first hour of each day after breakfast (unless we have a field trip or adventure planned) working on reading, writing and math. Summer Bridge Books from Costco are my favorite because they provide various opportunities for children to practice numerous subject areas. It’s not as good as being in the classroom, but it will help with the Summer Slide!
I hope you will join us next week in the live class!
If you prefer to learn via audio/video, Head over to these videos to learn more. Start here with a quick video on how to organize it all.