5 Ways Parents Can Keep Their Kids Engaged This Summer

Today, keeping kids engaged and active can be a challenge. As the summer season approaches, check out these five tips for parents on how to keep kids creatively engaged and active.

Updated May 26, 2022 4:09 PM IST

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Updated May 26, 2022 4:09 PM IST

Summer holidays have changed over time. Children spent their summers doing outdoor activities with their friends, visiting their grandparents and catching up on homework. Today, keeping kids engaged and active can be a challenge. As the summer season approaches, Eirini Petratou, Senior User Research Manager at BIC Cello, tells Zarafshan Shiraz in an interview with HT Lifestyle about five tips for parents on how to keep kids creatively engaged and active. . (Image by Daniela Dimitrova from Pixabay)

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1. Schedule time with your children - Whether you are staying in your home country and going on vacation or traveling abroad, it is important to spend quality time with your children.  Share your childhood experiences with your children, participate in family activities such as arts and crafts, or participate in local physical activities such as walking, running or tug of war.  It will strengthen family bonds and improve children's creative abilities, whether through physical or creative activities.  (Photo by Adam Winger on Unsplash)

Updated May 26, 2022 4:09 PM IST

1. Schedule time with your children – Whether you are staying in your home country and going on vacation or traveling abroad, it is important to spend quality time with your children. Share your childhood experiences with your children, participate in family activities such as arts and crafts, or participate in local physical activities such as walking, running or tug of war. It will strengthen family bonds and improve children’s creative abilities, whether through physical or creative activities. (Photo by Adam Winger on Unsplash)

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2. Learn a new skill and choose hobbies with your kids - Use your time together to learn a new skill or get better at something you already love.  Whether it's making dreamcatchers out of yarn, rollerblading, dancing, swimming, coloring, drawing, or arts and crafts, bring together you and have fun!  Try to focus on activities that stimulate creativity, spark curiosity and improve children's motor skills.  You can still use an organized set for art activities.  (Photo by Jimmy Dean on Unsplash)

Updated May 26, 2022 4:09 PM IST

2. Learn a new skill and choose hobbies with your kids – Use your time together to learn a new skill or get better at something you already love. Whether it’s making dreamcatchers out of yarn, rollerblading, dancing, swimming, coloring, drawing, or arts and crafts, bring together you and have fun! Try to focus on activities that stimulate creativity, spark curiosity and improve children’s motor skills. You can still use an organized set for art activities. (Photo by Jimmy Dean on Unsplash)

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3. Encourage your children to read - Take advantage of the summer time when your children are not preoccupied with school activities or homework to instill in them a love of reading.  Whether you read them stories or encourage them to do it themselves, stepping into a fictional space away from their daily lives will spark their imaginations.  They will be introduced to different concepts and ideas, and visualize characters and scenarios based on the books they will read, which will unleash their creativity.  (Image by Diana Cibotari from Pixabay)

Updated May 26, 2022 4:09 PM IST

3. Encourage your children to read – Take advantage of the summer time when your children are not preoccupied with school activities or homework to instill in them a love of reading. Whether you read them stories or encourage them to do it themselves, stepping into a fictional space away from their daily lives will spark their imaginations. They will be introduced to different concepts and ideas, and visualize characters and scenarios based on the books they will read, which will unleash their creativity. (Image by Diana Cibotari from Pixabay)

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4. Create a summer scrapbook or journal - Use summer vacation to engage in activities with your kids that don't involve the use of gadgets.  Children spend enough time using gadgets in school and during the school year spending time on other activities would benefit them.  Build a scrapbook with your kids to include photos, keepsakes, and memories from your summer vacation.  Encourage your children to start a journal or expand on the one they already keep.  Journaling is said to help mentally because it captures ideas, helps people reflect on themselves, and helps overcome problems and fears.  (Photo by Gabe Pierce on Unsplash)

Updated May 26, 2022 4:09 PM IST

4. Create a summer scrapbook or journal – Use summer vacation to engage in activities with your kids that don’t involve the use of gadgets. Children spend enough time using gadgets in school and during the school year spending time on other activities would benefit them. Build a scrapbook with your kids to include photos, keepsakes, and memories from your summer vacation. Encourage your children to start a journal or expand on the one they already keep. Journaling is said to help mentally because it captures ideas, helps people reflect on themselves, and helps overcome problems and fears. (Photo by Gabe Pierce on Unsplash)

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5. Arrange play dates for your children - Use the summer holidays to improve your children's social and teamwork skills.  Organizing play dates with their friends from school or summer camp will help them further develop their emotional and social skills and teach them to share, take turns and interact with other children.  Organizing arts and crafts activities for children, including arts and crafts, drawing or coloring activities, is a fun and quick way to ensure that children share and develop their creativity while enjoying their time.  (Photo by ketan rajput on Unsplash)

Updated May 26, 2022 4:09 PM IST

5. Arrange play dates for your children – Use the summer holidays to improve your children’s social and teamwork skills. Organizing play dates with their friends from school or summer camp will help them further develop their emotional and social skills and teach them to share, take turns and interact with other children. Organizing arts and crafts activities for children, including arts and crafts, drawing or coloring activities, is a fun and quick way to ensure that children share and develop their creativity while enjoying their time. (Photo by Ketan Rajput on Unsplash)

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Whether you decide to participate in any of the above activities, be sure to include your children in the decision-making process so that they develop their self-confidence, feel they have a say in the activities they participate in and something they have to look forward to.  (Photo by Mick Haupt on Unsplash)

Updated May 26, 2022 4:09 PM IST

Whether you decide to participate in any of the above activities, be sure to include your children in the decision-making process so that they develop their self-confidence, feel they have a say in the activities they participate in and something they have to look forward to. (Photo by Mick Haupt on Unsplash)

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