Your Darlings First Bike Ride
It's not too late to teach your child how to ride a bike for the first time. Or, put them on the right path with a good pair of starting pedals. It might be colder than it looks outside, but we're still in the center of the best bike riding season, so it's time to make the most of it. You've got a few options when teaching your little ones how to ride. You can start them off with the new best balance bike. These are perfect for beginning your child's cycling experience because it cuts out the use of pedals completely. Instead, the child learns the basics of balance (of course) and steering. Many people feel these cut out the need for using stabilizers and lowers the learning curve. Once your child gets used to steering and balancing you can look forward to buying a bigger bike and taking them on their first ride.
A Trip Into The Wilderness
The mosquitoes have been out in force this year, but that won't bother you. Not when you have the chance to lay out under the stars with your kids and tell stories from when you were younger. Or sit around the campfire, swapping ghostly tales trying to frighten them before they settle down to sleep in the woods. This isn't recommended with younger children, but the older ones will love it. In the morning, you can head down to the river and teach them how to fish. Or, if you're in the right area hire a boat and go paddling. The opportunities are endless once you start thinking about a few nights with your family, enjoying the outdoors.
If you want your kids to think you are the world's best parents, while the weather is hot make your backyard the place for a splashing good time. You can start off by purchasing a slip and slide. These are fun for the whole family, and you'll love sliding down it as much as your kids will. Buy a couple of water guns and have a good old water fight. Then while you are all drying off, it's time to light up the barbecue for a delicious meal together out in the open. You'll find supermarkets are trying to shift their summer products before winter begins, so get them now while they're cheap.
I hope you make the most of the summer with your kids. But don't worry if you miss it. Winter opens up a whole new realm of fun-filled family activities. When the time comes, we will certainly be here to give you some ideas.
Disclosure: This is a contributed post.