Summer Break Ideas and Planning Tips
As the school year winds down, now is a great time to think about summer break ideas for your kids. The last thing you want is for your kids to be bored with the same routines. You also want to avoid becoming overwhelmed and overstressed from a lack of planning.
While a good summer routine is best to keep some structure, it is equally important to be a bit spontaneous when these moments are possible. For example, you could plan a last-minute summer cruise vacation or surprise your kids with a trip to the water theme parks in Orlando.
To help you get started planning, review our guide to summer break ideas and planning tips to ensure the summer break goes smoothly.
#1. Create a Weekly Schedule
Use a desktop calendar for each child and fill it in with things you know they are already doing, such as attending summer camp, vacationing with you, holidays, and so on. Once you have this filled in, you will know how many weeks you will still have left to plan and create schedules for your children.
#2. Create Goals for Your Children
Just because your children are out of school, it does not mean there are not plenty of educational opportunities. For example, you could sign your kids up for a summer book club and plan outings to a museum, planetarium, zoo, or aquarium.
#3. Vary Your Children’s Routines
To keep things from becoming repetitive and monotonous, ensure you are varying activities from one week to the next. It is okay to repeat certain activities like baking desserts with your kids or arts and crafts. However, make sure that you are doing something slightly different when you repeat these activities.
#4. Get Input from Your Children
Creating a good summer routine should include asking your kids what they want to do. They may have activities they want to try out or someplace they want to visit. Get your children’s input to develop more activities they will enjoy to fill their summer break calendar.
#5. Arrange Playdates
Ensure your children have social interactions with their friends during the summer. The easiest way to do this is by scheduling playdates. Parents can take turns hosting playdates to give the other parents time for self-care.
Make Summer Break Easier by Hiring a Nanny
While children look forward to sleeping in and having a carefree summer without school, most parents still have business, social, and work commitments. Instead of worrying about how many weeks of summer camps you can enroll your kids in, it is easy to establish a good summer routine with summer care for kids by hiring a live-in Nanny.
Benefits of Hiring a Nanny
#1. Provides childcare services when you need them.
You don’t have to worry if you have an early meeting or need to work late when you have a Nanny. Your Nanny offers flexibility to fit your schedule.
#2. Personalizes and plans activities based on your children’s interests.
Your Nanny takes the time to find out what your children like and dislike. Then they can use this information to develop summer break ideas and activities your children will enjoy. Your Nanny can even plan outings with your children to museums, parks, etc. and provide transportation.
#3. Assists with meal planning and preparation.
Another advantage of a Nanny includes working with you to create weekly meal plans for your children and preparing their meals. So, you will never have to worry about your kids not being fed or eating unhealthy food.
#4. Provides light housekeeping/laundry duties.
Another benefit of hiring a Nanny is they take care of light housekeeping duties like running the dishwasher. Additionally, they ensure your children’s laundry is taken care of and the children’s rooms are kept clean and organized.
#5. A Nanny goes with you on vacation.
Some families enjoy having a Nanny provide care for their kids even when they take a family vacation. Having an extra set of hands and another adult to help provide child care ensures everyone has a wonderful vacation.
Hire a Nanny Today
Hiring a Nanny provides personalized care, convenience, and flexibility for a care-free summer break for your children. You will appreciate the attention and care they receive tailored to their specific needs.
For help finding the perfect Nanny to provide care for your kids, not just during summer breaks, but year-round, please feel free to contact Staffing at Tiffanie’s at 866-484-5550 today!