Summer time is a time of leisure activities, fun and freedom. A month-long break from the routine activities, summer break is a perfect time for budding children to indulge in their hobbies and interests. What's more, they can even take up new activities which interest them. However, most of the times, instead of spending time wisely, most teens while their time away sleeping, playing video games and watching television. Realization strikes but only on the last day when they find out how much time they have wasted which could have been put to good use. It is here that the role of the parents as guider comes in. Parents should guide their teenagers in such a way that the teens utilize their summer break effectively and keep themselves occupied with interesting stuff. There are several activities that can help shape up the development of the teenage kids. Right from enhancing or polishing the already existing skill of dancing and singing to taking up adventurous activities like trekking and hiking, to even enrolling oneself in one of the popular summer camps or a social work organization, the options are wide and varied. Such activities open a new chapter in the life of a teen and give him the much desired boost of confidence and esteem, pepping up his life and giving a zest for living. But then, all this can only be possible if your teen engages in an activity instead of idling his time away. If you are looking forward to some interesting summer activities for your teen to indulge in, scroll down below.
Summer Activities for Teens
One of the best activities for teens to do in summer is trekking. Not only trekking helps in exploring the surroundings, but it also gives the opportunity to spend some quality time with family and friends, away from the robotic life. Make a list of all the trekking spots of your city. Let your teen call in his friends and organize a day trek to any one of the place from the list. These frequent treks will help teenagers to develop adventurous spirit and a new hobby. Plus, it would be a happy substitute from the usual activity of sitting at home and watching TV.
A Music Video
If your teenager is musically inclined, then why not polish this trait. Inspire your teenager to actually compose a song or make a music video instead of plaintively listening to music. After all, summer is all about fun and adventure. What's more, you don't require expensive systems to make or compose a music video; all you need is a single instrument and a video camera. Making a music video is all about creativity and letting out your inner talent. This activity will surely infuse your teen with verve and excitement and who knows, you might just have the next pop star in your house!
If your teenager has a flair for dancing or has a really melodious voice, then the best option would be to polish his skills so that he masters the art. Make him join a dance/singing school during the summer break. This way, not only would he be occupied, but also engage in something which he likes. He can pick one from the various styles of dancing/ singing and become a master of the same. Also, this would augment his confidence levels. So, let your kid exploit the summer time to the maximum and learn some dancing moves to impress his friends at school.
Ask them to read a course book and they would scorn at you but replace the same with a comic book or a fantasy story and you would be surprised to find them immersed in the book. Develop the reading habit of your adolescent by buying him some interesting books. Let him experiment with the different genres; comics, novels, fantasy books, thriller and romantic books. Encourage your teen this summer to take a plunge in the pool of stories, fantasies and thrills and watch him augment his knowledge.
Summer camps are another popular summer activity for teens. There are various types of summer camps available such as sports camps, arts camps or nature and environmental camps or others. While some camps are day camps, few others provide excellent residential camp programs for teens, where teens can learn independent living skills that they’ll need in college.
Help your teen make the most out of his summer time with the list of these interesting and useful summer activities!