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Summer Break is Here, and Now What?

The last day of school was last week and the Summer Break for our kids just started. Two months without school, and now what?

Summer planning doesn't have to be overwhelming for anyone. The key is to make plans and be prepared. First, make sure to include your kid's in the planning process. When you consider their ideas, they will know what to expect; and they will be more excited about it. Another thing you must consider is to include some friends in your plans. Having fun and creating good memories is better when you have friends to share them with. Make a balance between indoor and outdoor activities. None of us can predict the weather; it is better to have other plans. In that way, if bad weather decides to tag along, you will have a plan B.

Depending on your area, there are exciting things you can do and places you can visit with your kids. You can also plan road trips or book a flight to your favorite destination. Just make sure to reserve in advance because most places tend to be busy in Summertime. Please be mindful of your children's needs; anticipate any possible problems. Have a bag with all your kid's medications, a safety kit, allergy medicine, sunblock, important documents (if flying or traveling outside your state or country), and spare clothes. Prepare snacks, juice, and water for the trip, and don't mind if it seems too much; it's better to have leftovers than to run out. Remember to keep your kids hydrated; a portable fridge will be your ally every time you go out. Keep an affordable budget; look for coupons and deals that can help you save money. You don't want to end up with tons of debts and the headache of not knowing how to pay them. And lastly but not least, put away your phones and any other electronics, no distractions.

You don't have to feel overwhelmed; multiple resources can help you plan the best Summer ever. Here are a few suggestions on what you can do with your kids: you can plan a road trip, visit the beach, go to the movies, visit museums, go to entertainment parks, visit family or friends, plan a water day at the pool, a classic board games day, cook a meal together, bake together, do crafts, puzzle day, outdoor reading, scavenger hunts, visit your local library, bicycle rides, enjoy nature activities, plant a garden together, movie night, painting, sign up for Summer Camp, dress-up play, among other activities. But no matter what you plan, make sure you include a day where there is nothing on the agenda so kids can do nothing more than play. Just put your imagination to work and let your ideas come to life. With a little bit of planning, you can make great memories that will last a lifetime.

We hope these tips help you and your family to make the planning easier. All the teachers, the staff, and the Administration of Victory Preparatory School wish all our VPS families a Summer free of accidents or problems and full of happy memories and fun. God bless you all!

See you in August!

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