Getting in one last family trip for the summer? The beach can be a ton of fun for both kids and parents, but it can also be dangerous if you're not careful! Check out these beach safety tips from Kids.gov for more information.
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Stay safe while swimming during your summer vacation.
Fight stress together.
KidsHealth offers five tips for dealing with stress that you and your children can try, including getting support and trying to problem-solve together.
Encourage your kids.
The National Center for Fathering offers these 11 Tools for the Journey, phrases you can use to provide reassurance and support for your children in any situation.
This summer, your kids may find themselves lacking motivation without school, but you can encourage them to learn throughout the summer by keeping a reading list and reading together every night.
Make a boat from recycled corks.
This fun summer craft from PBS can be done just about anywhere and is a great cure for summer boredom. Take the boats outside for a test float once they're done!
Celebrate America's birthday!
Spend some time outside to mark this historic holiday with your family. You can learn about the National Park Service's National Mall Celebration, as well as the history of American Independence here.
Stay safe in the sun.
The sun's rays can cause sunburn and other skin damage, including skin cancer, later in life. Talk to your kids about how to protect themselves from the effects of the sun this summer with these tips from KidsHealth.
While playing outside in the summer heat, it's easy for kids to forget to drink enough water. Encourage your kids to keep hydrating throughout the day and keep an eye out for the signs of dehydration, which can be very serious, especially for little ones.