Summer vacation is here. For many of us, it’s been with a mix of relief and dread that we kick the 2019-20 school year to the curb and enter a summer that seems to spread out endlessly before us. Hey, remember when kids used to play with each other? Like, in person?
On your mark, get set, go! Campers, it’s time to celebrate wellness with ‘Healthy Me’ Week at #CampCaribu! This week, read stories and do activities that encourage you to stay strong in your mind, heart, and body. Even though it’s challenging to try a new sport or activity, our “Healthy Me” books will introduce you to some friendly characters who give it a shot! Learn important skills to cultivate positive attitudes, teamwork, and good sportsmanship. You can also try the “Healthy Me” drawing pages in the Caribu app, and color with a (grand)child in a Caribu Video-Call!
Parents across the United States are wondering whether it is safe to travel with kids right now and if they should move forward with a well-deserved summer family vacation—or plan a staycation at home. Unfortunately, the answer to that question isn’t clear cut.
One of the best things, to my way of thinking, about becoming a senior citizen is being a grandparent. We get to see Anthony several times a week in the summer, and pre-pandemic, we would take him on vacations, and to local museums, the aquarium, the bounce house and playgrounds. Our enjoyment was always enhanced by watching him having so much fun.
Campers, it’s time to celebrate summer! This week, #CampCaribu welcomes sunshine, long days, and special moments with friends and family. Get ready for stories about fun adventures in the outdoors, from cities to seasides, food trucks to fairytales. You can also try the summer drawing pages in the Caribu app, and color with a (grand)child on a Video-Call! Although if it’s not summer where you are, this week’s books and activities will warm your heart wherever you read and play.
As some summer camps open around the country, families are weighing whether the benefits of outdoor fun are worth the risks of infection. To learn more about how to make this decision, Caribu spoke with Dr. Geeta Nayyar, Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at Florida International University.
This year, with outings to the community pool, day camps and pool parties still on hold, kids cooped up at home will be eager to get in the water as the weather warms. Experts worry that parents are stretched too thin to provide the required supervision, leading to an increase in child drownings this summer. As of mid-May, both Florida and Texas — the top two states for child drownings in pools and spas — are already seeing higher numbers than last year.