Summer Break-Keeping kids busy
I have to admit, I love summer and
the time that my kids are home from school. As a working parent, I don’t have
to rush in the morning to get lunches made and the panic of getting sleepy kids
off to school. The soccer practices, tutors and all the other activities and lessons that
keep the kids engaged over the winter months come to a halt and everyone is so
excited that the cold months are over.
But what do I do with my kids for
two months while there is no school and I am working? Over the years I have
tried different solutions, but I found the most satisfaction for my kids has
come from participating in summer camps.
The opportunity to explore
different things, meet new friends and keep joyfully occupied has proven to be
the best solution for my family. Summer day programs are also eligible for some
tax breaks, depending on the age of the child.
My own kids have done musical
theatre, popstars, drum lessons, piano camps, and rock camp at Visionary College and have had a
blast while keeping occupied. I found as
the summer progressed there are still some camps that have space for
registrations, at both St. Albert and South Edmonton locations. So it’s definitely worth checking out.