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Friday, June 15, 2012

Keeping Children Productive Through the Summer


If you're children are already finished with school, then you are likely looking for ways to keep them busy all day so they don't get themselves into trouble. In our home, we encourage our children to find productive activities - we do not want them sitting in front of a TV, Wii, or computer all day long. We actually allow screen time during certain hours of the day, but the rest of the day, they are responsible for finding productive activities to do.

What do we consider productive? Anything that involves learning, serving, exploring, or working.

Many times, children find it difficult to think up productive activities all on their own. So we developed this list, which I hang in the kitchen, of various productive ideas. When they seem to be wandering aimlessly or headed for trouble, I direct them to this list to find a better activity.

I hope you find this list helpful in your home this summer!    Free Time Activities List

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