Planning a summer vacation or making plans for camps? Include the kids and use the Key Concepts as a guide!
Questions you can ask to engage your children:
What do you want camp to be like?
How do you want the trip organized?
What are some of the things you might not like?
Would you like to plan a day? What do you want to see or do?
Do you think you would do it again?
Other ways to keep children engaged and thinking during their summer activities:
Each family member read a different book on the area you are visiting so different perspectives can be shared.
Keep a journal to monitor expenses (restaurants, transporation costs), favorite moments, "un-favorite" moments, etc.
Use an electronic journal to take a photo and record a sentence in the child's voice describing the moment.
Allow the child to take pictures of what they find interesting. Consider a disposable camera.