Choosing Summer Activities for Kids

School time is finally over. This means the kids are at home and mommies are busier when they are around, right moms? More house cleaning, I bet yah.

The solution, plan earlier on how to keep your children’s vacation worthwhile. Let them have a summer activity  like getting them involved in programs than can enhance their talents, skills and teach them to be better person.

For three consecutive years, I enrolled my son in programs of his choice. I remember his first adventure was a kiddie crew in a local  food chain. The second was a swimming lesson and the third was basketball activities. Now he’s more hooked in basketball so I enrolled him again in the advanced program.

And for my daughter who loves to sing and dance, she’s entering a workshop after Holy Week.

One of my nephew is into music, he’s studying how to play guitar. His younger brother loves Taekwondo. Their school has a summer program for students who want to make their vacation worthwhile.

As a mom, I let my children decide on programs they wanted to explore. I don’t insist my decision as long as I know that the activity they are joining are fit for them. I believe the more they are interested with the activity, the more they learn.  However, I still consider the following things before enrolling them in their respective programs.

1) Is it budget-friendly? – Budget always comes first, right moms? Because just a few weeks time, school enrollment is about to start again.  This won’t be a problem unless the community offers free summer activities for kids.

2) Is the environment or venue safe and accessible? – I prefer that the location is near our home, at my children’s school or better yet inside a mall.

3) Will they enjoy? – This is the most important of all. I don’t want them to do the activity just because I want it for them. I only guide them in deciding but what matters most here is their interest to learn new things. 100% support follows.


15 comments on “Choosing Summer Activities for Kids

  1. It’s really important to keep the kids busy during the summer vacation. It keeps them well-occupied and extends their learning experience. And the tips that you provided will surely guide all moms in choosing the right activity for their kids.

  2. Very nice tips and the budget friendly and is it nearby are really my concerns because I must make sure my younger brother who will take summer activities or workshop will make them learn and enjoy at the same time.

  3. very nice things to do this summer. my daughter attends this kids club in isetan they do lots of arts and dancing and other acitivities too every weekends. She loves swimming too!

  4. I definitely agree!!! When I was much younger, I remember doing absolutely nothing during summer! I would just watch TV literally the entire day! It’s just not healthy. Kids should definitely be encouraged to have some kind of activity other than pigging out! 😀

  5. My children and I are still thinking of the best thing to do to make their vacation productive and I guess one of the obvious options is to learn new skills the fun way.

  6. I remember when I was a piano teacher in a music school, every summer was like a flood! There were lots of students want to learn piano and I almost had no vacant time to have a break but it was so worth it! I had one time that I had to teach for the whole day and I was so sleepy! Memories.. 😀

  7. Parents should choose the right summer class for their kids. They must not only look into the price but also in the quality of the teachers and schools.

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