It’s a countdown in more ways than one here. Yes the holidays can be hard work, but the children are all getting really tired now. I especially find it tricky with my girls being very different ages, 3 and nearly 10. But with a little planning and a lot of imagination it is possible to have lots of fun. I’m no expert, but I have picked up a few ideas along the way:
My top 3 tips this summer holiday
1. Getting ready, preparation really is key. I buy the uniform for the next school year, either in the week running up to the school holidays or the first week. I never leave it any longer than this. You can guarantee that you will be racing around not able to get the size that you need or the correct ‘poppy’ red colour tights if you leave it until the last-minute. I also have a date in the diary for Miss N and I, to go out and get all of the fun stuff too. We buy new pens and a pencil case. We look forward to doing this, and its become part of the summer routine, usually followed by the cinema and window shopping. A girly day out! Once all of this is out of the way, we feel like the holiday is here for us to enjoy as we are prepared for the new year. 2. Write a list of goals that you want to achieve by the end of the summer. Now I don’t want this to sound too dictatorial, but it’s make such a difference. I strongly feel that you should try to continue the learning on through the holidays. Believe me they find it so much easier come September. This summer, Miss N and I are going to be concentrating on Maths, and helping her with her confidence in this subject. I am going to be reviewing a product for this (more on this later) and I have bought a couple of books as well which will be using. We try to do this a 2 to 3 of times a week. Miss A, starts preschool in September so I have planned some different ways to help her recognise letter and numbers too.
3. Now the last tip, is a corker! I have been reading a fantastic e-book: Frugal and Fun, enjoying the school holidays the thrifty way.
This is the book that takes all the hard work out of the school holidays. It contains ideas that are great fun for the children, but that don’t break the bank in the process. Each week features five outdoor activities for when the weather is sunny (crosses everything), five indoor activities for when it isn’t, and finally five recipes to make with your children.
It is full of nifty ideas, some costing nothing and others pennies. It helps you prepare, and fill your diary with fun. One of my favourite ideas is the boredom jar, genius!
Each week is themed:
- The Olympics
- The Great Outdoors
- Around the World
- Heroes and Heroines
- Home Sweet Home
So something for everyone. You can purchase the book either from the site HERE for only £4 and have delivered directly in your inbox. For Kindle uses, please purchase from Amazon HERE for £2.99. Go buy it!
Thank you for reading