If you have children in private school, then you are most likely looking at three months, perhaps even longer, which you must fill with activities of one kind or another during the long summer break.
If you have children in private school, then you are most likely looking at three months, perhaps even longer, which you must fill with activities of one kind or another during the long summer break. Let's look at some of your options for making summer a special time for both you and your children..
Young Children (ages 4-10)
Many schools will offer summer sessions. Depending on its resources a school may offer all day sessions or just a long morning session running from 9 until 1. If the school has had a summer session for several years, it probably has worked out most of the kinks. But keep an eye out for the quality of each activity. Is the school merely providing glorified babysitting or are the activities well-planned, well-organized and well-supervised by qualified personnel?
The advantage of sending a young child to a summer session at her school is that she knows just about everybody anyway. Even more important for your wee one is that the daily routine is similar to what she is already comfortable with. My biggest concern with summer sessions is the planning. Weather doesn't cooperate every day, so that refreshing time in the pool can't always be counted on. What's planned for those rainy days?
The safety of your youngster is paramount every day. But in the summer there tend to be more outdoors activities on the schedule. Are situations like bee stings and sun burns something the school is equipped to deal with? Is there a nurse...read more