The cost of keeping a child entertained over the six-week school summer holiday is estimated to be anything between a whopping £1,000 to £1600* and far too often Mother Nature fights against us too with the average number of rainy days in July is 14, around 1 in 3 days in the UK. It's not just juggling the finances and the weather parents have to contend with, research also shows that, on average, children lose about 2 months of skills, which is about 25% of the school year over the summer.
That’s just three very good reasons why we have put together our Kids In The Kitchen guide, aimed at inspiring parents with different activities that can all be done in the hub of the home and cost as little as 99p – many are free and use items already in the kitchen! We’ve also teamed up with life coach for children Naomi Richards, author of "The Parent’s Toolkit" to provide expert comment on how some of the activities will add to your child’s development while school’s out for summer.
Here's a handy checklist, just right click with your mouse to save, print and pop on your fridge. A how to do each activity will be featuring on the blog over the rest of the week so you are all set for the school summer holidays.
*The cost of keeping a child entertained over the six-week school summer holiday is estimated to be a whopping £1,000 plus, which researchers have broken down to roughly £450 on entertainment, £340 food & drink, £119 on petrol and £100 on treats/misc costs (toys etc).