Let your kids get bored
Taking a break from over-scheduled activities is good for everyone
the words “I’m bored!” over and over again, but, as the saying goes, creativity often follows a significant amount of boredom.
Remember that unstructured play doesn’t have to mean having no agenda for the day. If scheduling is more your thing, you can put some “free time” and “backyard games” on your itinerary to keep you from getting too specific but still allow you to direct general activities.
A new bicycle and the open sidewalk, the stuff of summer adventures