Parents of children in pre-school and grade school have roughly a month to prepare before school officially ends and the kids are left to their care on a full time basis.

As such, they need to consider activity options to keep the kids busy and out of their hair while they are working. More importantly, they have to make sure that the kids spend their vacation period productively and not just waste it away in the couch with their game consoles and videos or stuck in the chair surfing the net.

Here are two ways to plan for a fun and fruitful summer with the whole family:

First, book a reservation for a family out of town trip. If would be nice to own any of the south beach residences in Miami where the family can relax and unwind during their vacation period; but for those who don’t own any, a good beach resort that can easily be accessed can do just fine.

Second, enroll the kids in a summer camp or sports clinic. This is a good opportunity for kids to pursue any of their favorite extra-curricular activities and hone their skills in the process. One can easily find summer programs for arts, music, sports, or theatre in community bulletins. There are even some programs endorsed by the school which can sometimes be found in school announcement boards.

These two activities can make any summer enjoyable and fulfilling, parents can plan other activities in consultation with the kids to make these vacations more memorable for everyone.