Summer isn't over - what's your next activity?

August 4, 2018

My dear parents, hello from Gormley Daycare!

We are in the last decade of the summer and of course we are already counting the several trips and events that happened during June and July. However, if you feel that your family did not have enough of summer outings then this is your last four weeks before summer ends, so let’s not wait but plan our next summer trip.

Well, this is easier said than done! But no worries, we have done the heavy lifting. After a thorough research we have identified a comprehensive list of plenty of activities that are ideal for SUMMER. We found a good inspiration from a source on and we would like to share it with you. Enjoy the reading below.

10 Awesome summer things

As Canadians, we tend to think summer is pretty awesome! At the first sign of sunlight, birds chirping and a thermometer reading above 5 degrees Celsius, we pack away our parkas, bust out the flip-flops and get excited for the months to come. To celebrate its arrival, ParentsCanada teamed up with Neil Pasricha, author of The Book of Awesome! and, to bring you the little joys summer has to offer.
  1. Walking on grass with bare feet: It’s prickly, squishy, and just plain awesome.
  2. Driving around with the windows down on late summer nights: The air is just a little bit musky and you can hear the sounds of insects chirping, kids making the most of the sunlight, and adults enjoying the awesome porch-friendly conditions.
  3. Warm sandals that have been sitting in the sun: It’s summer’s awesomeequivalent to putting clothes on straight from the dryer.
  4. Drinking from the hose: Does this bring back awesomememories from when you were a kid? The hose is everyone’s backyard best friend because who wants to leave the sunshine for even a moment?!
  5. Actually squeezing out the right amount of sunblock: Too much and you’re an oily mess, too little and you’re burnt to a crisp. Perfect amount? Always awesome.
  6. Midnight summer walks: Step into the cooler air and let your stress melt away in the awesome, warm quiet.
  7. Really, really selling it while barbecuing: Barbecuing in the summertime is fantastic and a given. When you or someone else gets extremely serious about it, it’s guaranteed to be an awesome 
  8. Seeing way worse weather on TV somewhere else: It’s always awesome when you’re enjoying a bright, sunshine-y day and your friends in a different state are being doused with thunderstorms.
  9. Drying off in the sun after swimming: Who needs towels? Soak up those awesome rays of sunshine!
  10. Biting off the last piece of the popsicle without losing any of it: It’s every kid’s summer challenge. Who are we kidding, it’s ours too. Which is why it’s awesome when we achieve the elusive impossible!
So to conclude, we hope that these tips added one more idea to your summer fun list. We would be happy to hear your experiences and other ideas.
Let’s enjoy these sunshine summer days.
Wishing happy moments with your children.
Gelena Liberzon,
Supervisor of Gormley Daycare, RECE


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