Children love it when summer finally rolls around due to the fact that they no longer have to go to school — at least for the next three months. However, most parents have a love/hate relationship with summer vacation, especially if both parents work a full-time job. In today’s post, we will give you a few tips on how to keep your kids entertained during the upcoming summer vacation.

Having trouble finding a way to keep your kid entertained while you’re at work? Then Valley Child Care & Learning Centers has a solution. With 10 locations throughout Phoenix, we make it easy to find affordable early childhood education. We offer a diverse curriculum and many opportunities for your little one to explore, learn, and grow. Browse our website to learn more, and give us a call to schedule a tour today!

Go Camping in the Backyard!

While your child’s schedule may be free and clear for the next few months, as a working parent, you have to work around a busy schedule. Unfortunately, you may not have the bandwidth to head into the woods for a week-long camping trip, but what you can do is traverse the wilderness of your own backyard! Camping is always a fun summertime activity, and if you have the space, then your backyard will easily make an ideal campsite. All you have to do is set up a tent and a couple of sleeping bags, and you will be good to go. Instead of having dinner inside and sleeping in the tent, you can extend the experience by cooking your meal over a fire just like you would if you were in the woods. Camping in the backyard will allow you to experience all of the benefits of camping in the wilderness with the added bonus of not having to take time off to travel!

Schedule Play Dates

Trying to find creative ways to entertain your little one during the summer is no easy feat, and sometimes, the easiest solution involves no creativity at all. If you’re tired of trying to find ways to entertain your little one, then why not call the parents of their friends and set up a play date? A play date is a great way to get out of the house and have some fun, without the added stress of trying to find something for your kids to do. Have everyone meet at a local park where all of the children can run around on the playground! Play dates allow the kids to entertain each other while the adults can have some much-needed adult interaction — it’s a win-win!

Look Into Summer Day Care

For working parents, it’s even more difficult to find ways to keep your kids occupied during the summer months. If you’re struggling to find affordable solutions, then look no further than Valley Child Care & Learning Centers. Our early childhood education programs run all summer long, allowing you to rest easy knowing that your little one is in good hands and staying out of trouble. We strive to provide children with opportunities to grow and learn through exploration and imagination. If you have any questions about our early childhood education curriculum, or you would like to schedule a tour, then contact one of Valley Child Care & Learning Centers’ 10 locations throughout Phoenix.

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