With schools out and pools open, you and your kids have a lot of time on your hands. Often with that much ample time, things at home can become overwhelming. Hopefully these extra tips can give a helping hand!

Without the regular school routine of homework and math problems, your children’s minds can get restless. Try keeping the brain cells going by doing some fun, educational activities. Visiting museums and and local historical sites such as the Natural History Museum and Mount Vernon can give purpose to an otherwise lazy summer day.

Fun Fact: the Natural History Museum has a butterfly sanctuary (great for kids!)

Improve Work Habits!

Optional summer reading provided at local libraries is a great way to show your student how they can become proactive with their work in the future. This helps them to develop better organizational skills to help with stresses that come with a new school year!