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Guess what? School’s out for summer! You totally just sang that song in your head, didn’t you? No more 6AM alarm clocks and 7:05 mad dashes out the door to make it to the bus stop. No more Sunday night laundry panic when you realize that your kid has absolutely nothing clean to wear that even comes close to meeting the dress code. Best of all: no more rigid schedules!

I am a big believer in letting kids be kids during the summer.  I want my son to experience all the joys of unfettered freedom the season has to offer. Of course, I also want him to remember everything he learned over the school year. This summer, I have a few fun ideas lined up to help him get the most out of his vacation AND keep learning all season long! Check out my ideas, plus find out how L’il Critters™ gummy vitamins helps fuel all of Jake’s adventures!

3 FUN Ways to Keep Kids Learning this Summer

Become a mad scientist

While I barely passed science by the skin of my teeth when I was in school, Jake has such a passion for it that he makes me want to learn more myself. We recently made slime together (that stuff is all the rage, after all) and had such a good time that I’ve started collecting more science experiments we can do this summer. The messier, the better! If we set up an outdoor laboratory, it’ll be easy to hose down when we’re done.

Travel the world through cuisine

As I’ve mentioned numerous times in the past, both Jake and I are crazy picky eaters. I’m telling you, if you think your kids are picky, spend a day trying to feed mine! Thank goodness for L’il Critters™ gummy vitamins, right? Anyway, I have this grand idea of creating passports for both of us and “stamping” them each time we try a food from a different country.

The key to making this work with a picky eater: let your kids choose the foods and don’t balk if they choose a bunch of desserts! I’m not saying you should let them eat their way through Europe using only chocolate recipes (hmm, that does sound good though!), but the point is to keep it fun so they WANT to do it. After all, dessert is the best part of the meal when you’re a kid! This isn’t just a great way to expand your child’s palate, it’s also a fun way to learn about different cultures.

Bring their favorite stories to life

Summer reading is a big deal to us, and I’m always looking for new ways to encourage my son to read more. He used to love reading when he was younger, but now that he’s a seasoned tween (12 going on 21), he doesn’t read nearly as much as I’d like him to. One idea that I had is to bring his favorite stories to life in creative ways.

For example, say he reads a book about treasure hunters searching for a lost artifact from a mysterious ancient culture. Obviously, I can’t really afford to hop on a plane with him and jet away to the lost pyramids of Egypt! I can, however, take him to museums filled with ancient artifacts, or create a treasure hunt through our neighborhood. There are so many ways to bring a story to life if you just get creative.

Fuel Your Summer Adventures with L’il Critters

Like I said, I have big plans for an adventurous summer! Jake is going to need plenty of energy to keep up with me! That’s where L’il Critters™ gummy vitamins come in. I’ve talked about them a few times in the past. They are, by far, Jake’s favorite vitamin.  In fact, HE reminds ME when it’s time to take his daily gummies!

He absolutely loves new L’il Critters™ Fruit n’ Honey gummies. We have both the L’il Critters™ Bee Immune Super C Plus Booster and the L’il Critters™ Fruit n’ Honey Bee Active Complete Multivitamin.  The Bee Active Complete has all of the vitamins and minerals he needs to keep going strong all summer long. Bee Immune is a great source of Vitamin C, D and Zinc for immune support. ** As the name implies, they’re made with real fruit juice* and honey. Jake is MAD about honey! I really love that neither of the vitamins contain any artificial flavors or HFCS. Just plenty of goodness to help supplement his diet.

L’il Critters™ Fruit n’ Honey gummy vitamins are available nationwide at select mass, drug and grocery stores as well as online retailers. Visit their website to find retailers near you!

What fun learning adventures do you have planned for your kids this summer? Tell me below!

* contains 16% pear juice from concentrate

**These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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