“I’m so bored! There’s nothing to do!”
Sound familiar? Summer brings a lot of fun opportunities for adventures and experiences. For working families, especially those with remote schedules, it also brings some challenges. Our biggest suggestion is to send them to us! We’ll keep them safe, engaged, and entertained with our fun, full-day summer camp. Keeping them home? We’ll help by sharing some ideas too.
It’s inevitable. Your child will likely spend more time than usual with digital technology this summer, so we want to provide some gentle recommendations on how to do so safely (and appropriately). We’ll also provide a few alternative activities to keep your child stimulated without a screen, so you can relax and enjoy the summer too!
How much screen time should my child have each day?
For little ones, spending too much time staring at screens has been linked to delays in speech development, social-emotional skills, obesity, and more. However, some screen time with high-quality programming can be appropriate for children ages 2 and up. The recommendation for children ages 2 to 5 is to limit them to one hour of screen time per day, and less than two hours for children ages 5 and up.
Ensuring your child’s days are also balanced with activities that allow them to move their bodies and exercise their minds will set them up for success in their development. Try these suggestions!
Activities to move their bodies:
Activities to exercise their minds:
It's all about balance. Just do your best! Encourage a healthy mix of movement for their bodies, creative activities for their minds, and a little sprinkle of screen time. It’s the perfect recipe for an engaging, fun summer for them—and you!