If you find it difficult to stay on top of all the things that need to be done now that school is out, don’t fret. Many parents feel the same way that you do. You can keep better track of what needs to be done each day of the summer by planning ahead and keeping a visual reminder of your weekly plans in a place where you can look at them regularly.
This list provides examples of ways to keep track of your kids’ activities this summer without losing your mind in the process.
- Create an activity binder for the entire family. Place it in the BinderBag of your choice. Keeping the bag with a binder in a location that is easy for all members of the household to access is ideal. That way, you’re not the only one in charge of reading and updating the schedule.
- Come up with a color coding system for each family member and the different events that take place throughout the summer. At a glance, you’ll instantly know which child has practice, an event, or camp. You’ll be able to recognize how you’re spending the majority of your time, too, because you’ll know which activity and events are demanding your attention.
- Put events on the calendar as soon as you know about them. The sooner you know what’s going on, the better prepared you’ll be for what is yet to come. You won’t be rushing from one thing to the next without any sense of order.
- Decide how you’ll manage more than one activity or event scheduled on the same day. Sometimes, you have to call in the forces to make sure that everything is done on time. If you have other parents you can rely on to take your kid to practice, arrange to have them help out and reciprocate when you can.
This summer is as busy as ever. That’s why it’s important to come up with a system early on that allows you to stay on top of scheduled games, events, and appointments. You’ll be able to breathe a big sigh of relief knowing that the things that need to be taken care of are being tended to in a timely and organized manner.