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This weeks top 3 ideas to survive the summer

Summer can be a difficult time for parents to balance work and family life. With the kids out of school for the summer there are a lot more hours in the day to fill and sometimes tempers can flare and the word boredom starts to pop up. Here are some tips and tricks that I have gathered from around the net on how to get through the summer months with a smile on your (and your childs) face.

this weeks top tips to survive the summer from the craft corner

this weeks top tips to survive the summer from the craft corner

No.1

Why shouting doesn’t work. I found and shared this article over on the facebook page but it’s so good I just had to share again. Read it the whole way through, it is most definitely worth it. A great insight into why yelling at the kids doesn’t work and one mothers experience first hand.  Read more here 

No 2

Summer can also be an expensive time. Extra childminding, summer holidays and lots of free hours to fill sometimes with costly day trips and treats. So here is a great list of some FREE and FUN activities to take the children on this summer holidays.  Read the article here  One thing they mention in the article is OPW First Wednesdays. The first Wednesday of the month all OPW managed heritage sites are free to visit. Visit the OPW site here. There’s a lot to do just on your door step. So start exploring

No.3

I love this round up of recipes for making your own ice pops from Country Living Magazine. Read the article hereplum-popsicles-ABFOOD0806-de.

That’s it for this week. And don’t forget to book a space in our summer camps here. Just click the pretty picture below

summer craft camps 2014

summer craft camps 2014

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