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HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – Schools all over Garland County are winding to a close. With
four or five weeks to go, many of the school age children are anxiously awaiting the
day when they officially enter into the glorious months of summer vacation. Parents,
however, may be anxious about this prospect in a different way. They are beginning
to realize that soon the kids will be at home all day—every day. One of the biggest
complaints about summer is that kids don’t have enough to do. Some kids are happy
about that, while other kids quickly get bored.
When summer begins, many parents cringe at the thought of entertaining their children
for the long summer months ahead. They begin to consider ideas for keeping the kids
occupied in a positive way. Most children would resort to a wasted summer of eating
and sleeping if allowed. Parents are faced with trying to find something educational
the kids can enjoy and have fun doing. Parents can help their children choose fun
activities to keep them occupied during the summer months.
Learning can become a part of every summer day with some of these great ideas
on how to keep kids busy and engaged:
Kids can also pursue long-term projects. Garland County 4-H is a youth organization where kids can begin to consider some
long-term project ideas. Membership is free and there are lots of opportunities to
meet new friends and engage in fun activities. Call the Garland County Extension
office today for details. 501-623-6841.
By Linda Bates County Extension Agent - 4-HThe Cooperative Extension ServiceU of A System Division of Agriculture
Media Contact: Linda Bates County Extension Agent - 4-H U of A Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service 236 Woodbine Hot Springs AR 71901 (501) 623-6841 firstname.lastname@example.org
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