Summer has come. On the street you can spend a lot more time than in winter. What is a child in the city? We cannot go to the country for a long time, the maximum is a sortie for 3-4 days, not more. There are several reasons – a husband for whom it is necessary to prepare and wash, and a lot of mosquitoes outside the city, and working parents who cannot spend much time outside the city with us.
With all my strength, I try to diversify our stay in the city in the summer. We often go outside our area, as I wrote a separate article. The first half of the summer, the daughter attends a kindergarten before lunch – there is a pool for children, classes, and communication with peers.
There are a lot of entertainment that is available to children only in the summer. For example, this is chalk drawing. In addition to conventional images, we often draw kids the classics, in which they enjoy playing.
Recently, we introduced our girls to playing rezinochki. Honestly, mothers had to argue with their daughters for the right to jump – it fascinated us so much. Together we remembered the names of the exercises, familiarized the children with the rules. And so that there were no quarrels over who would hold the gum standing, we pulled several between the trees and the fence near the site. Delight was indescribable!
We were lucky, in a few minutes from the house there is a large embankment. True, we do not go swimming, it is very dirty river, but to have a picnic on the grass by the river is a great idea for children. It is a pity that now a lot of space is occupied by inflatable rides and carousels, but on weekdays we are generally quiet.
In addition to the embankment, we have a lot of park areas in the district. In the heat of the children incredibly love to play near the fountains. To be honest, when the air temperature was below 40, I would gladly wet the dress myself under cool streams.
In hot weather, we take for a walk water toys – pistols, guns. Also, girls often use water to prepare food from scrap materials.
During summer holidays, free events are often organized in nearby shopping centers – puppet theaters, master classes, children’s concerts. Not far from us there is even a huge circus tent, a visit to which is still in our plans.
In bad weather you can go to the movies, especially since cartoons now often show cartoons for children in cinemas. And if you organize such a campaign in the morning on a weekday, you can save a lot on the price of tickets.
Of course, no walk with us is complete without a scooter or a bicycle. True, her daughter is still very much asking her to buy sneakers with wheels in the sole, but this will probably be organized next year.
Moreover, at the country road we leave much to be desired, and near the house there is beauty, you can ride as much as you wish.
And how do your children spend the summer in the city?