Bringing the Fun Home this Summer!
What will you and your child(ren) do this summer? I usually start asking this question during sessions in April or May. This year things are a bit different. Now I ask, how will you bring the fun home this summer…because of the pandemic. This can mean updating sports equipment, finding new ways to cool down with water, or setting up a swing set for the kids or the grown-ups. It helps to think of what you did as a child, when there was more time outside to engage in free play. Maybe you decide to plant a small container garden. Perhaps, you bring out some board games or add new ones to your collection. Maybe you add some of the outdoor furniture that you’ve been wanting so your teen(s) can hang out with a couple of friends. Or you just throw a blanket down and have a picnic. You can even set up a tent and camp out. Work together as a family to make your outdoor space, whatever the size, as comfortable and fun as possible. If you don’t have an outdoor space, you can still find ways to enjoy time outside while being safe and social distancing. Think of these ideas as an investment in yours and your child’s wellbeing.