I am like every other mom right now, sitting in a state of disbelief that summer break is already upon us. For some, school is out this Friday. If you are in the southern states like we are, then we have one more week to figure out how to keep our busy bodies productive this summer. We are sharing three ways to curb summer boredom and utilize imagination this year!
Fall Into A Wonderful World Of Exploration with Percy Jackson
In our world of video games and technology, it is important to remind children why it is always a good idea to lose themselves in an amazing and vibrantly imaginative book series. Reading helps children to gain focus and increase their ability to use their minds to create worlds and characters from novels. The Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, written by Rick Riordan, follows twelve year old Percy Jackson on a quest to retrieve Zeus’ stolen master lightning bolt.
With his new friend, Annabeth, daughter of Athena, we join him on the real test of self discovery as he learns to deal with a father he has never known and his own path of growth. Percy Jackson and the Olympians is a stage set for mythological wonder and imagination that children can get lost in for hours! I’m challenging my friend’s daughter to finish the whole series by the end of this summer and would love to see your families join us on this quest. Stay tuned to the end of this article to find out how you can win a full box series set!
Find Ways To Give Back
Summer is a time of privilege for our young ones which also makes it the perfect time to show them goodness that can come from a helping hand. Here are some ways you can encourage your children to give back:
- Help an elderly neighbor around the house or with yard work
- Join a community organization that helps clean up parks or plant trees
- Become a reading buddy at a local library
They can even read their Percy Jackson and the Olympians book series to younger siblings, family members, or friends for a way to bring everyone together.
Learn To Code
The best part of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians book series is the inspiration for children to use their imagination and create realities and worlds beyond what we see in front of us now. As parents, we have to find a way to embrace technology and use it in ways that encourage our children to expand upon their thought process. By learning to code, they are being prepared for the future as our world continues to advance in ingenuity and are using their creative process to work as well. There are several online coding programs for children of all ages as well as summer camp options.
Here Is How You Can Win A Percy Jackson Book Series:
Okay mamas, here it is! We encourage everyone to apply to this giveaway! Even if your children are younger, you can gift a family member, neighbor, or save the books for when your little one is of age to read!
How to enter:
- Follow @blackmomsblog and @readriordan on Instagram
- Leave a comment on our blog post or Instagram post telling us your summer plans!
Giveaway ends on June 24th at midnight!