You know you will hear it, it’s just a matter of when: that inevitable summer slogan of, “But, I’m booooooored!” After a school year of fairly structured time, children often feel unoccupied or under-stimulated when left with unstructured time. This summer, try to think of boredom as a teaching opportunity. Boredom gives children the opportunity to develop essential life skills — being creative and developing their own activities, entertaining themselves, and becoming self-sufficient.
So when the boredom bell inevitably rings, use this opportunity to teach your children the value of unstructured time and empower them with the confidence to make the most out of their freedom. Help them to unplug by setting and enforcing limits on social media use, and encourage them to use their time more creatively. The following are a few ways for children to use their time creatively and leisurely this summer:
Do you have any advice for our St. Cecelia Community of Parents to help with unstructured time? Comment below and we will share your ideas.
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