I encourage my children to read, play, create and activate their thinking on their own terms and based on their own interests. Katie now 12 enjoys volunteering at the pool and reading, Andie 10, researches and creates experiments in the kitchen while Beckett 8 enjoys swimming, reading and playing outside. When I do find a book or an activity that all three children can enjoy, I am quick to add it to our home library or toy room.
My own kids are in a few week-long camps later this summer and are really looking forward to them. Other than that, during the day, it's me, and them, and only 90 minutes of screen time allowed. So here we are, already three weeks into summer, and I've decided we need to establish a few other summer "rules" as well. These are as follows...
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