Summer Holidays- How to Keep your Kids Busy!

Hi folks,

I haven’t posted for a whole month! I have a good excuse, though. I was preparing for my book launch and revamping my website. I almost freaked out to tell you the honest truth. The website still needs to be tweaked a bit, and I am going crazy trying to figure out how the heck Mailchimp works. I have a few subscribers and don’t know how to reach them, shame on me. But I’m working on it. Hopefully, by next week, I can mark it off my lengthy to-do list.

Let’s change the subject and talk about my grandchild. Kids are out of school in Italy as of June 7th, and my little guy finishes kindergarten on June 30th.

How do we keep them busy all summer?

One thing I did when I run out of ideas was to pull out my kid’s old toys from the storage room.

Wren’s eyes sparkled as I opened the boxes one by one. I explained to him that they were his daddies’ toys when he was his age.

We’ve nicknamed my grandchild Wren; he’s minute for his age but full of energy.

He lined up all the cars first and admired the collection. Then we played with Batman and a few other vintage toys. The plastic crank up cars from McDonald’s from way back then still worked.

Wren dug in with Oohs and Aahs pulling everything out and scattering the toys on the wooden floor. There were also a few board books.

We had a delightful afternoon. Each time Wren comes to visit, he asks for other toys. He points at the storage room and insists other boxes are hiding in it, but I’ve run out of toys.

If you’ve run out of ideas to keep your toddlers busy this summer, why don’t you pick up ‘Show Me How! by Vivian Kirkfield. I have a copy, and it’s a grandma saver. There are child-friendly recipes and crafts to make together. It’s fun!

Have a great summer!

Author: eleanorannpeterson

As a child, I spent my summer holidays by the swamp catching tadpoles and other creepy critters or running after wild animals. I wanted to become a veterinarian when I grew up. But destiny turned my life around - I moved to Italy, where I obtained my BS in Environmental Sciences and Territorial Management. When not working in our family-run business, I write, read, play with clay, doodle, and go on scavenger hunts in the woods, followed by my six cats.

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