E’s last day of school came and went. To keep her active this summer, I signed her up for day camp and we’re planning a handful of day trips throughout the summer. E’s camp is based outdoors so it closes during inclement weather or when the temperature reaches over 90°. When at home, I make sure both of my kids get plenty of outdoor play but on those days on where the UV index is high and/or air quality is low, we spend less time outside. While inside, The kids play with their toys but the occasionally get tired of the same old thing. We’re avoiding the dreaded, “I’m bored!” with the help of Fios! Here’s how were keeping the kids entertained over the summer.
How we’re keeping the kids entertained over the summer!
YouTube is a source of entertainment for E who has a handful of channels she likes to watch. It has also become a great craft and activity resource for us! With Fios, we can stream videos to any of our devices or our smart TV. I’m a very visual person so being able to watch these crafts being made is a great guide. Our goal this summer is to make “slime” which seems to be pretty popular and is even considered a STEM activity.
Aside from board, card and strategy games, the kids play quite a few games through apps on various devices! E enjoys Toca Boca, simple games like Tic Tac Toe and even learning apps such as ABC Mouse. Looking for age appropriate recommendations? Check out this list from Common Sense Media.
E started learning to read this past school year and we’re encouraging her to read at home and over the summer! She has a collection of books and we take trips to our public library but we read stories using our devices as well! We have the Kindle app on many of our devices which allows us to browse and purchase ebooks. Another story app E and her brother Aric enjoy is the Disney Story Central. Both apps are available on IOS and Android devices!
Movies and television
There is plenty to watch on Fios TV and the On Demand section has a ton of films and shows to choose from! We also have the the Fios Mobile app which gives us access to 245 channels when connected to Wi-Fi. The app also allows you to download your Video On Demand rental, purchases, plus other premium content to watch offline. This is also great way to keep the kids occupied on road trips!
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