NEED A BREAK FROM YOUR ALARM CLOCK? HOW ABOUT A BREAK FROM THE MORNING SPRINT TO GET THE KIDS OUT THE DOOR FOR SCHOOL? WITH SUMMER RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER, NOW IS A PERFECT TIME TO SET THE STAGE FOR THOSE GLORIOUS MOMENTS WHEN THE HEAT WAVE ACTIVATES.
Not only are they a great fashion accessory and protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful UV rays, today’s lens technology can really enhance your outdoor pursuits. Golf, biking, trail running, ﬁshing, skiing or tennis. All Sports Eyewear, located at the base of the Town Lift in Park City, specializes in eyewear for the whole family.
SUNSCREENIf you plan on spending any time outdoors, invest in your favorite sunscreen. Choose a sunscreen with “broad spectrum” protection, which will protect you from harmful UVA and UVB rays. Not only will this sunscreen prevent painful sunburns, it helps prevent skin cancer as well.
3. POOL SAFETY
Chances are your child will spend a few days in the pool this summer. Swimming lessons can be secured at the PC Marc, Silver Mountain Sports Club, and The Park City Aquatic Center. There is also a fabulous pool at the South Summit Aquatic and Fitness Center in Kamas.
4. BABYSITTING LIST
With teens traveling during the summer, it is often difficult to find a last-minute babysitter. Keep a list handy of phone numbers for caregivers that both you and your kids trust. You can always look for potential babysitters on parkcitysitters.com.
5. SCREEN TIME
Let’s be honest, the downside to summer is your children’s desire to constantly be in front of a screen. Setting screen time limits is critical to a child’s development. Set a family media plan and then stand firm to its agreement.
6. BE BORED
The most common phrase we hear as parents: I’m bored! So, hand them a few blankets and let them figure out how to build a blanket fort. Boredom is healthy. It sparks creativity. It allows children to be children and helps them become self-sufficient adults.
7. CRAFT TABLE
It’s a simple way to spark creativity while coping with the summer “boredom” routine. Make it official—right in the center of the room. A table filled with all things creative.
Sometimes, even on the nicest days, we are guilty of never venturing outdoors. Here are a few ideas:Plan a hike. Go biking. Standup paddle boarding. Zip lining. Alpine slide. Utah Olympic Park. Swaner Eco Preserve. Just a few ideas.
9. SILLY MARKET
Park Sunday Silly Market opens on Sundays from 10 am to 5 pm, this open-air market and street festival is a great way to get the kids out of the house for some summer fun.
10. SUMMER CAMPS
There is an abundance of options depending on what your child fancies: Utah Olympic Park FUNdamentals Camp. Young Riders. Black Diamond Gymnastics. Swaner Summer Camps. Park City Sailing Camp. Park City Recreation Adventure Camps. Egyptian Theatre Acting Camps. Park City Horse Camp. Yoga with Randi Jo. Hello Music. Summer Dance Camps.Summer Adventure Camp at Deer Valley.
11. STAY HYDRATED
Pack a water bottle. Infuse it with your favorite fl avor. Make a water schedule. Basically, do whatever you need to do to stay hydrated. Water is the elixir of life. Your body and mind will thank you!
12. VISIT SPLENDOR
Splendor carries a wide array of items that can make your body happy this summer: Sunscreen. Tanning Towels. Body Oils. Makeup setting sprays. Bath Bombs. SPF Lip Balm. Tanning Serums. As well as their most popular item, Baby Foot—which helps you say goodbye to dry, cracked feet. Visit shopsplendor.com to sign up for their summer approved skin bar services: facial and body sugaring, eyelash extensions, and the coveted lash lift.
MAKE YOUR CHECKLIST AND GET OUT AND PLAY!