Summer for Kids

Summer camp is a great way to keep children occupied during the summer vacation, but there are financial pros and cons that need to be considered carefully.

1 – The Pros

Children are Supervised

The children are supervised all day so working parents don’t have to worry about who is caring for them, or how they are going to manage if they only get a couple of weeks’ worth of vacation each year but the kids are out of school for 10 to 12 weeks.

Camp will usually work out cheaper than daycare or a childminder due to all of the variety of being in a camp. Continue reading

Is there anything worse than being cooped up in the house with the kids on rainy days in the middle of summer break? It doesn’t matter if you’re staying at home or you’re on vacation somewhere. If you’re dealt several days of non-stop rain, it’s time to come up with some rainy day summer activities.

At Home

Use the occasionally rainy day at home during summer to relax and recharge. Snuggle up on the couch, read, watch a movie, catch up on your favorite TV show or play some board games. Give yourself permission to just rest and relax. Take a nap.

That’s all good and well, but once you’re stuck in the house for several days, it’s time to get a little more creative. This is particularly important when you have small kids at home. The go stir-crazy pretty quickly. Continue reading