Summer Time Fun

photo: pbs.org

photo: pbs.org

Summer is finally here. At the ELC, we hope you take this time to enjoy with your families the great things offered by our communities in Miami-Dade and Monroe. This is a great time of year to visit your local librarystate park or one of the many amazing museums we have. These venues provide an opportunity to learn and to have great summer fun.

While South Florida is truly one of the best places to be in the summer, family safety is something we all have to keep in mind. Be sure to take the proper precautions wherever your plans take you. Always remember to Look Before You Lock, ensuring that no little one gets left behind in the car. Take special precautions around pools and at the beach. There are many layers to water safety, including close supervision, barriers to water areas and swimming lessons. Parents can never be too careful with their children around bodies of water.

Please remember that reading with your children is just as important in the summer months. There’s no better way to get them ready for the beginning of the next school year and prevent the “summer slide“.

In addition to the links above, here is a mini collection of websites full of summer ideas families can do together this summer. Now is the time to enjoy your family and your kids and create wonderful memories for all your little ones.

Art/Creative Ideas:

Educational Ideas:

Recipe Ideas:

Water Play Ideas:

Other Fun Activity Ideas:

Daily life as a parent can be stressful, but it is important to set aside some time and enjoy your family. Summertime is the perfect opportunity for family fun.

We hope you all enjoy your summer!

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