Summer is NOT about Screens: How to Have the Best Summer with Your Kids

Summer is NOT about Screens: How to Have the Best Summer with Your Kids

With summer quickly upon, we can’t wait to slow down and have more time with our kids. It’s also not a time for screens of any kind. Below, we are sharing some of our favorite ways to make the most of your summer by going back to basics. 

  1. Get regular sunlight: Being stuck behind a screen leaves little room to get the much-needed vitamin D. Of course when you get sun exposure make sure to use mineral sunscreens that contain sun blockers — Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide. Check out the EWG’s Guide to Sunscreens for the most updated info on the safest brands to use on the market.
  2. Enjoy nature: We love to take nature walks with our kids. This is especially enjoyable in the summer when the trees are bursting with colors where we can enjoy a low-impact exercise together, breath and soak in the beauty of it all. 
  3. Try out some new healthy recipes: Summer is a great time to enjoy lighter – and still healthy – dishes. Some of our favorites include Violet Blueberry Banana Smoothie, Homemade Fruit Popsicles, and Kid-Friendly Kale Chips! The main thing is to experiment with veggies, fruits, and herbs – with a focus on fresh, seasonal ingredients. 
  4. Get moving: Summer is all about being outdoors. Use this time to encourage your kids to move and try new activities. 
  5. Enjoy your time together: Time together is your most precious gift. Enjoy this time with them by doing new activities, trying a hobby, or simply enjoying each other’s conversation. As the saying goes, it all does go by so fast.
  6. Read a good book together: Have a family book club this summer where you pick one book that you read together. When you’re done, come together to share your ideas about the book.
  7. Foster conversation: With the busy school year, it can be challenging to have deep conversations with our kids. Take this slow-down time to reflect, pause, and talk to one another.

Have a happy and healthy summer.

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