It’s summer vacation! Whether staying close to home or traveling to some exotic destination, the sunny, warm weather will beckon us all outside to take part in a multitude of activities from sight seeing to sports.
Before you head out on your next adventure, though, consider the special activities you’ll be doing and make sure you’re prepared for the unique elements the summer season and the activity add to the event. As much fun as the summer brings into our lives, the uniqueness of this season does pose a challenge at times in helping us stay healthy while still having fun. A huge amount of family drama can be avoided by just taking a few moments to prepare a head of time for a few easy to avoid “what ifs”. Read on!
Whether you live in an area with moderate temperatures or scorching heat, the summer is the one time of year we all spend more time outside than any other season. We find ourselves walking more, eating out more, having more picnics, traveling more. Our kids, too, are outside more, whether with us, friends or camp programs.
To help you prepare for the many activities you could find yourselves doing over the next couple of months, I’ve pulled together a summer toolbox of articles from the Pediatrics Now article library. If anything new and unique arises that’s not on this list, I’ll whip something new up for you, but this should more than get you on your way to a fun, safe and healthy summer of old fashioned, offline, family fun!
- Water Fun
- Sun Fun
- Fireworks Safety
- Lawnmower Safety
- Seasickness in Kids
- Jet Lag in Kids
- Teens and Tweens Traveling Alone
- Finding a Doctor When Not At Home
- Safety Proofing When Away From Home
- Amusement Park Fun and Safety
- Backyard Trampolines and Waterslides
- Avoiding the “summer itch”
Here’s to a great summer!!