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Keeping Kids Engaged Over Summer Break

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With summer break upon us, many caring adults worry about how to keep the young people in their lives busy. This can be especially challenging when kids are at that in-between age: too old for some traditional summer activities but too young to get a job. The good news is that there are creative ways to ensure they have a fulfilling and enjoyable summer. 

Help your young people create a "summer wish list."  Brainstorm and create a list of things they would like to do over the summer. This can include a wide range of activities, from visiting the library and exploring new books, to more whimsical ideas like dancing in the rain or having a picnic in the park.  Encourage them to think outside the box!  By doing this, you not only keep them occupied but also give them a sense of control and excitement about their summer plans. 

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You can help your young person brainstorm ideas by checking out this list of 100 Fun Summer Activites.  Actively participating in the creation and fulfillment of a summer wish list will make this summer more memorable and engaging for you AND the kids in your life!