Planning our kids’ summer break poses a whole new level of difficulty this year, as we continue to navigate a global health crisis. With so many unknowns related to Gov. Inslee’s “Safe Start” phased reopening plan, most of us parents are still in hide-and-watch mode.
But that doesn’t mean your family’s summer bucket list has to have a hole in it — especially not when there is so much sand to dig! From home-based adventures (10 Fun Ideas for Your Backyard Campout) to nature fixes along nearby hiking trails (5 Kid-Friendly Hikes in the Issaquah Alps) and sunny days by the water (Bring on the Beach!), ParentMap has got your back. And because we’re dreaming of healthier climes and times ahead, we present a fabulous family train trip planner (Ride the Long-Distance Rails).
We also offer for your reading distraction: affordable virtual summer camps, tips for making screen time count, books to get your kids active in — and for — the environment, and expert advice for how to protect your child from online exploitation.
Wishing you a very stimulating and safe summer!