I think we all can agree that it’s been a loooong summer, but it’s not quite over yet. With roughly one more month until school resumes again, parents may find themselves fresh out of new ideas to keep their children physically, mentally和 spiritually engaged during this unprecedented summer of coronavirus quarantine. No need to fear because here are 7个想法 that may not have crossed your mind yet. Some are geared toward South Florida locals while others can be implemented from wherever you are. Let’s dive on in!
The research process might be better suited for middle and high school students. I encourage you to visit each candidate’s website and/or 社交媒体 account(s) and ask your child(ren) what stands out to them in terms of their presentation and ideas; some candidates may not have a web presence, or some may have a stronger online presence than others, which could serve as a good conversation starter with your child(ren). And you know those political ads you get in the mail that you’re probably tempted to toss in the trash? Save them (or at least recycle them)! 该y will come in handy for this time of assessment and reflection, possibly sparking some meaningful discussions 和 a newfound interest in public service.
Another very real possibility this fall, especially down here in South Florida, is a hurricane heading our way. Although we’re praying for a quiet season in the tropics this year, it is wise to prepare and ensure that you have all the supplies you need BEFORE a hurricane poses a threat. 该re will likely be less supplies and goods available this year due to the pandemic. But here’s some good news – the responsibility of ensuring that your family has everything they need to weather a hurricane doesn’t have to fall just on you. Get the kids involved and turn the mundane process of reviewing a hurricane checklist into a fun scavenger hunt! Determining if you already have supply items will allow you to save money and identify what needs to be purchased. Your child(ren) can assist with putting this list together either on a paper using colorful markers and crayons, a chalkboard, or a whiteboard so you can easily take a picture of the list on your phone 和 move forward with the shopping. To download a checklist from the Florida Department of Emergency Management, 点击这里.
购物来讲，一定要采取佛罗里达州的免税周末，这正在发生8月7日至9日，2020年的优势。 点击这里 查看免税资格的项目，他们有成本限制的完整列表。一些项目，这将是从国家免征营业税那个周末包括服装，鞋类， 校服 和用品，以及某些电子产品，所以这是您可能需要为2020-21学年的任何项目，囤积一个完美的周末，其 CCA劳德代尔堡好莱坞打算开始对校园 while offering state-of-the-art mobile learning options! If you’re not comfortable with leaving your home to shop, you’ll be happy to hear that these tax-free savings also apply to online purchases, so you’ll be able to gather with your kiddos on the couch or at the dining room table and go online shopping together for clothes and supplies they may need for this school year. Involving children, especially younger ones, in this process that involves choices gives them the opportunity to make decisions 和 develop a healthy sense of independence.
You can turn review writing into a family activity by asking your child(ren) to list out their favorite places to go. As you go down the list and address each business, ask them what they like and appreciate that establishment, and help them communicate their thoughts as needed while explaining the purpose behind the action that’s being taken. You can leave reviews on platforms such as Google, Facebook的 (in the form of recommendations), Yelp, Niche和 Trip Advisor (just to name a few). One thing I like to do is copy and paste what I posted on one platform and share it to others, in the name of efficiency. Your kind words will serve as a blessing, as they will likely lead new clientele to the businesses and organizations that have blessed your family through their service 和 quality.
该 英仙座流星雨 will be dazzling the night sky next month with its peak happening August 11-13 right before dawn. Since school won’t be in session yet, letting your child(ren) stay up late (or wake up really early) to watch this free show shouldn’t be too detrimental to their routine and overall functioning (hopefully!). You can either camp out 和 get cozy in your backyard or head to a remote location away from city lights. I’ve had good luck viewing meteors from both locations, but it goes without saying that a place with less light pollution will put on a better show.
无论你最终，记得装窃听器喷雾（我了解到硬盘的方式） and pray for no rain and minimal cloud coverage. You’ll have better luck spotting meteors without binoculars or a telescope. Simply look up (wearing a travel pillow would provide nice support for your neck) at different parts of the sky and wait patiently for them to amaze you. For younger children, this could serve as a good opportunity to practice counting in order. You can even offer a special prize for whoever spots the most meteors, which can simultaneously serve as a lesson on honesty 和 integrity 😉.