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How to Make the Most of Summer with Your Children

Posted on 7th June 2018 by

Now that Summer has arrived, you are probably debating on how to make the most of it with your children in the short amount of time. Still, it can be difficult for foster children as their daily routine of academic study and spend time with classmates is interrupted.

So, here are some top tips to consider to prevent your children from being bored!

Continuing to Provide Learning Experiences

As your children may have experienced a disruption in their lives because of traumatic experiences in their earlier years, their education would have been unstable because of various fostering placements. So, summertime is a great period for them to catch up academically.  

Consider encouraging them to learn on fun apps to help with them academically. Still, you can take them out for day trips such as museums. Otherwise, discuss with your foster child what they are interested in learning more about. This way, it makes the process more fun!

Planning Quality Time

New experiences is essential for your foster child to learn from. The more they experience, the more they can discover themselves in terms of what they like and dislike. This may involve hiking, visiting the beach or attending a football game. This way, you can discover new things together, and create quality time together. So, although you may not be placed with your foster child for long, it would be nice to give them some fond memories to reflect over later in life.

Remember, through these experiences you can always learn something from your children.

Pursue a Project Together

You do not always need to go out to make precious memories. Consider undertaking a mini project at home, and encourage your children to help you out. This may involve sprucing up your back garden, taking a language class, or baking a large batch of cakes together. By exposing them to these types of projects, this will equip them with the knowledge that will be beneficial later in life too.

So, hopefully, these have provided you with some ideas on how to make the most of the summer. After all, summer is fleeting. So, whatever you decide to do it will certainly fly by. For further support at this time of year, you can always contact us if you need any help.

 

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