Summer camp has been cancelled! You are wracking your brain figuring out how to keep you and your little one busy. Worry not, we have some activities that keep everyone in the family happy.
Get out and breathe that fresh air. As you walk with baby in your carrier or stroller, point out everything you see. "Oh look at that big tree" It will help baby understand and develop a love for nature.
Add some plastic balls to your pool and let baby splash the day away. Add some music and bubbles for even more fun! Or use the kiddie pool as an inside ball pit on a rainy day.
Bright colors and fun textures make this a great activity for babies and toddlers. Keep it easy to clean up by keeping it outside. Check out more here.
Another great way to help baby with sensory play? Make colored spaghetti! More fun colors and textures to play with. The best part? Easy clean up. Perfect for playing inside. See more here...
This one is great for toddlers in the exploration stage. Grab a plastic container, fill it with sand or dirt, and add some toys that scoop. You'll be surprised at how long you little one will be entertained.
Places like the San Diego Zoo and programs like the Boy Scouts are now offering virtual summer camps. Not only can your child explore virtually, it gives you a little break while they are learning. Check out this list of 46+ Virtual Summer Camps.
If you have an older toddler or preschooler, let them help you make yummy treats like cakes and cookies. Your little one can help by pouring the ingredients into the bowl, mixing everything, and of course, being a taste tester! It's a great way to spend time together and end up with something sweet to eat.
Set a summer goal to read as many of your favorite books as possible.Reading is an adventure you and your child won't forget. The best part about reading together? It's easy. No mess. You can read indoors or outdoors. And it's a great activity for all ages.
Tell us: What's your favorite summertime family activity?