For most people, summer brings with it warmer weather, longer days and special family activities. According to Donna Erickson, family lifestyle expert and author of the book “Fabulous Funstuff for Families,” families can make the most of the season by enjoying simple outdoor fun together.
“Summer is the perfect time to disconnect from cell phones and computers and really embrace the outdoors,” said Erickson. “Whether planning a camping trip in the wilderness or one in your own backyard, spending time together as a family will be entertaining and memorable.”
While planning technology-free family outings might seem daunting, parents should consider the following suggestions to enjoy what the summer has to offer:
• While hiking through the woods or simply exploring the backyard, design a couture nature bracelet. Wrap a strip of wide masking tape inside-out on your child’s wrist and let him/her attach treasures, such as a tiny leaf, twig or dandelion, for a delightful souvenir.
• Have your children help create a campfire. Turn the chore of searching for kindling and wood into an A-B-C game. Challenge...