Not school holidays again!

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Dear Hillary,

Have you any suggestions to keep school age children interested during these school holidays? There seems to be about 10 weeks of them! Some schools have “Summer School” but the kids tell me they don’t do much other than play. They are also expensive.

Joy

Dear Joy,

A big calendar sheet on the wall with one movie a week marked off. Make a day out of grocery shopping after cleaning out the fridge. They do the work, you just record the items. There are many tourist attractions you can use, and again make them one a week after the movies and domestic chores. Washing the family car will take up one day and they are paid for this, since you don’t have to go to the car wash you usually use. With a little imagination you will fill your calendar. Enjoy the children!