School's out and you may be wondering what your summer activities your toddlers will be doing for Three whole months?. Not to worry, there are tons of exciting things for your kids to do! Here is a breakdown for your kids to keep busy before school starts in fall!
- Summer Reading List
As the school year ends, kids will have more time to read their favorite books! Parents and toddlers can read a new children’s book once a week! Before bedtime, at the beach, during down time, there is always time to read a book. This is a great way for kids to continue to read outside of school and develop further reading and comprehension skills. Keep the idea of reading fun by not assigning kids "summer reading lists" or "homework". Here are some suggested readings for kids 6 years old and younger:
- If You Give A Mouse A Cookie by Laura Numeroff
- Cat the Cat Who Is That? By Mo Willems
- A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond
- Horton Hears A Who! By Dr. Seuss
- Creative Crafts for Kids
During the summer, toddlers can show their creativity while having fun by decorating a potted plant, making garden art tiles, painting a treasure box, or customizing their room with beautiful paper lanterns! Have your kids ever made Tie Dye shirts? Supplies are cheap and kids can wear them throughout summer! Keeping toddlers busy by letting them create their own art is a great way to spend their summer day!
- Fun with Food
Summer is all about great food during Fourth of July, eating at local
fairs, and when traveling, eating out a lot! Spend some time with your toddlers by cooking and baking easy recipes with them, like firework cookies, homemade ice cream, gingerbread men, and decorative cupcakes for upcoming holidays! Enjoy the dessert afterwards at home or bring it to a picnic at your local park and spend time outside. Better yet, organize a playdate and share the fruits of your labor with friends!
- Play Outdoors
Invite the neighborhood kids to play outside! Toddlers can have fun by drawing with chalk on the street, playing their favorite sport at the local park, and playing various water balloon games!
5. Toddler Summer Camps
A great option for parents who like to have a bit of a "sanity break" while still providing enrichment for their kids is summer day camp. Often offered in full or half days, summer camps come in all different specialties like art, drama, dance, sports, academic, and swim. Younger toddlers typically do best with half day camps (especially if they still nap during the day), but full day camps can provide more comprehensive summer activities for older toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarteners. As an added bonus, full day camps give harried parents a bit more time to get things done on the homefront, or just take a well deserved rest!
Looking for toddler activities in San Diego this summer? In a big city, there are always things to do, places to go, and things to see. Here are some fun summer activities for toddlers in San Diego!
San Diego is along the coast and conveniently located near 30+ beaches like La Jolla Shores and Mission Beach and all are open for the public. Your family can enjoy fun in the sun by surfing, swimming, boogie boarding, building sandcastles, collecting seashells, or just relaxing in the sun. There are great places to hike as well, the most popular trail being Potato Chip Rock in Poway.
Do your kids like animals? Bring them on a safari adventure to the San Diego Zoo or the San Diego Zoo Safari Park! Enjoy the live animals in their habitat and bring the whole family to see pandas, lions, gorillas and more! Explore around tourist attractions like Balboa Park, USS Midway Museum, Old Town San Diego, and Seaport Village. If you want to see some sightseeing, check out Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, La Jolla Cove, San Diego Coronado Bridge, and Hotel del Coronado! Last but not least, if you are looking for adventure and rides, stop by Belmont Park and SeaWorld San Diego for splash of fun rides!
Dance to EvOLvE invites kids to dance throughout summer and take weekly classes as well as sign up for our summer camps for toddlers and preschoolers! Dance is a great way to keep kids active and enjoy their summer in a fun learning environment!