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5 Things You Can Do To Keep Your Children’s Summer Fun And Safe

As the dawn of yet another summer approaches, both parents and children are preparing for a fun-filled season. While it is important for kids to let loose and sew their wild oats, parents must also make sure that their little ones are playing it safe. Here are 5 things you can do to keep your children’s summer fun and safe.


Visiting the local pool or lake is a great way for the family to catch some rays and stay cool. Make sure your children are wearing waterproof sunscreen, preferably SPF 30 or greater. Also, make sure that they eat before swimming and wait at least thirty minutes beforehand to avoid muscle cramps.

Backyard Fun

You don’t have to travel thousands of miles to have a good time as long as you are with loved ones. Put some burgers on the grill or watch your kids ride around in their bicycles. Always remember that safety comes first, however, and that a properly fenced yard will ensure that you will not find them wondering the streets. Consulting with a professional like Riverside Ironworks a company that does fencing in Vancouver would be a good idea when it comes to choosing a fence style for your home.

A Walk In The Park

The park is a great way for kids to explore nature and get some exercise. You can toss the Frisbee around, teach the kids how to fish in the stream, or have a picnic on the river bank. Do each activity as a family unit and stick together at all times so that you’re not organizing a search party into the wee hours of the morning.

Go Canoeing

Many public parks offer canoe ride rentals. This can be a great opportunity for the family to bond and learn a new skill. Teach your little ones how to paddle with the flow of the current. Make sure your kids are wearing life jackets even if they know how to swim.

When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade

Running a lemonade stand is a great way for kids to learn about entrepreneurship early on and have a blast at the same time. Teach them the concept of supply and demand and encourage them to set their own price. To prevent dehydration, make sure they drink plenty of water on the job.

While the main goal should be to stay cool, following these tips will also help you and your loved ones have a safe and fun time in those dog days of summer.

Tim Esterdahl

Tim Esterdahl is the editor of IFCS blog. He is a married father of three and enjoys golf in his spare time.
Tim Esterdahl

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