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Highlights@Home: Welcome to Summer!

At long last, summer is officially here! We’ve created this collection to celebrate all things summer.

Often, the best parent-child magic happens when you slow down and do less, not more. We’re hoping you can find, at the season’s start, an opportunity to pause and focus on really connecting with your kids.

Can you set aside a little time to simply enjoy one another’s company on the porch or deck one evening? Maybe take a swing in a hammock or stretch out together in a backyard tent? In the right time and place, when you’re feeling relaxed, carve out a moment or two when you can be fully present with your kids—when you can lean in and actively listen to them talk about their hopes and intentions for this summer.

And what’s a celebration without a banner proclaiming it? Get out the art supplies and let your kids create a unique family banner—a reminder to all that it’s time to transition to a season of more relaxation, more laughter, more enjoyment of the great outdoors, and more fun memory making.

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3. Read a Poem

See summer from a new perspective! Read this poem, then encourage your child to look at the world from a new angle and tell you what she sees.

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6. Do Something for Others

Summer’s a good time to spread some kindness. Have your kids try one of the above ideas or come up with a few of their own!

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7. Write, Draw, or Talk About It

Invite your child to pick one or both of the above prompts. Then record, document, or save her creative work.

 

Why don't rabbits get hot in the summer? They have hare-conditioning! 

Does your child know a good joke? Share it with us. You may see it on Highlightskids.com.

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