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KinderCare: The Secret to Keeping Kids’ Summer Blues at Bay.

Sponsored by KinderCare. For further details, please see the end of the entry.


What kid doesn’t look forward to summer? No rushing around, no homework or studying, no stress; just lots of free time to do whatever he or she wants and hours and hours of daylight to do it in. And then at some point, the magic of summer starts to disappear only to be replaced by two words that send ripples of fear through even the most-grounded parent: “I’m bored!”


As much as kids love the warm, lazy days of summer, the lack of a routine can make them feel a little out of whack — not to mention their parents. There are just so many hours a kid can spend at even their favorite pool, park and children’s museum, or sitting around the kitchen table crafting paper-bag puppets and lanyard keychains without it getting old. Fast.


That creates a challenge for families: how can they keep their kids entertained and engaged without losing their mind and straining their budget? The time and energy required to keep kids happy during the long summer is a lot for any parent, regardless of whether you’re a stay-at-home mom or dad, a dual-income family or a single parent. And as much as parents want to be able to provide that for their kids, it isn’t always practical.


Enter the day camp.


Most communities have a variety of day camp options available, but not all day camps are created equal.

The best day camps offer kids lots of activities tailored to their abilities and interests in a safe, nurturing environment. At KinderCare, you’ll never hear a kid mention the “boring” word. That’s because KinderCare asked some 3,000 kids how they’d like to spend their summer — and then they listened to them.


Not surprisingly, kids said want to have fun. Kids don’t lose their creativity and curiosity or their hunger for adventure, friendship and exploration once summer rolls around.


So KinderCare created varied summer programs offering themes appropriate for all kids, no matter their age or interests. While the camp programs are heavy on fun and offer lots of opportunities for giggles, imagination and play, they also engage kids’ natural love of learning, discovery and adventure.


As much as parents want their kids to have a summer full of fun, they also want to keep their children intellectually stimulated during the long break from school. Parents count on summer programs to offer engaging academic and enrichment activities to help prepare their children for the fall school year.


Because the Portland, Ore.-based KinderCare® Learning Centers has been committed to quality early childhood education and care since 1983, the innovative themed camps are geared to grow children’s imagination and encourage learning. And, of course, kid-approved fun.


For more information about KinderCare® Learning Centers Summer Camps in your area, or to enroll, go to www.kindercare.com/summercamp [1] or call 888-9FUN-CAMP (888-938-6226).


KinderCare compensated MommyTracked for mentioning their camps, but did not maintain editorial control over the author's words or experiences. The author or MommyTracked will receive no commission or further compensation should readers sign up for KinderCare® Learning Centers Summer Camps.

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