4 easy steps to structuring your family’s days at home this summer

For Parents Jul 5, 2020

As the weather turns warmer, thoughts for how you’ll spend summer with your young learner might be filling your mind.

Many of the parents we’ve spoken to over the past few weeks have shared that Summer 2020 may look a lot different than they might have imagined on January 1st. Sound familiar?

In some cases, that might mean:

  • You’re doing less traveling than you had previously planned
  • Your learners’ camps or other outdoor activities are canceled or cut back
  • You might have a different budget than you’ve had in the past

Not only that, but you might still be in recovery mode from being quarantined with your children. You might’ve been working from home at the same time. For many parents, it was an exhausting spring.

But with the summer, comes some built-in relief. The traditional school year will end. Better weather means the kids can spend more time outside. And many states are gradually starting to allow citizens to carefully resume normal activities.

Despite all the ways that Summer 2020 is different, one thing is still the same: summer is a great time for your learner to have fun, explore new things, and learn!

To help you and your learners make the most of the summer months, we’ve created a workbook that will walk you through a planning process for both you and your kids.

In this, free, downloadable PDF, you’ll have the chance to:

  1. Determine your goals, schedule, budget, and resources for the summer
  2. Give your learner a space to reflect on the interests, hobbies, and activities that can give you a starting point for planning how your family spends your time
  3. Prioritize your learner’s favorite ideas and even visualize what a great summer would look like for you and your learner!
  4. Use all this information to build out a sample weekly schedule for your family to follow

After you figure out what’s important to you and your learner, we’re not going to leave you hanging. We’ve also included plenty of suggested activities and resources that likely align with what your learner is interested in.

Many of these suggestions come from Outshool’s newest offering - Camps!

What are Outschool Camps?

  • They are safe, social, and fun learning experiences
  • Classes meet two or more times within the same week
  • Camps promote interest-led learning from home

With Outschool camps, you can fill your learner's summer with experiences that help them learn and grow while still having fun!

Now is the time to sit down with your learner, explore topics that excite them, and find a format that fits your family’s schedule.

Gerard Dawson

Gerard Dawson is a teacher, parent and writer for Outschool.