U.P. asks from Schererville, IN on April 14, 2008
5Yr Boy Summer Activities?
I am a working single mother of a 5 yr old about to start Kindergarten. I have help form his dad and family as far as my work schedule goes but i would like to have him invovled in either a few differant summer activities or a full day summer program. Sports too. I never did this stuff as a kid and have no idea where to begin! lol Theres more options than I am aware of Im sure. We did a once a week summer program at Stephens park the last two years but we want something new. Any suggestions would be GREAT! Thanks!
K.J. answers from Chicago on April 15, 2008
The park district is great and some inexpensive. They have summer day camps with aftercare. They also throw in t-ball and basketball. Chicago has really nice and inexpensive summer programs. The suburbs have more expensive ones, but try the ones by your job and see what they have to offer. If you live in the burbs, you can still go to Chicago park districts, you just have to pay more than a resident, but its still cheaper than some suburban parks. They take the kids to places that you may not always be able to take them. They are getting culture and having fun and you don't have to worry so much. (Of course you'll worry about him), but the people in the park districts are really great. My oldest went for a long time, until my daughter was too old and my son had to go to summer school. Good luck!!
J.F. answers from Chicago on April 15, 2008
Get Chicago Parent magazine and Chicago Go magazine. They have tons of wonderful ideas all in one place and it covers a large area of Chicagoland. The last months edition has alot of the summer programs from various places and the closer it gets to summer the more info they will have.
M.F. answers from Chicago on April 15, 2008
I would look into your local YMCA, and also your Parks Department. Both should have some summer programs that are age appropriate. Good luck!
B.B. answers from Chicago on April 15, 2008
Check out your YMCA for activitities and summer daycare when you work. I don't know how expensive it is, but my niece put her girls in the daycare for the summer. They do activities with them. Also have your parks department and church for Vacation Bible School. As for sports, check wilth your school system or parks department and they should be able to tell you if there is anything out there for a pre-schooler. The library usually have summer programs also. Good Luck