Three Tips to Maximize Summer Break

By Lysol
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Hispanic Family On Cycle Ride In Countryside On Summers Day

Summer vacation is here! These few months are not only a time for kids to relax and recharge after a busy school year, but they are also an opportunity for parents to make the most out of their downtime through continued education and community involvement.

Summer vacation offers a unique chance to focus on family bonding, healthy habits and preparation for the upcoming school year. Here are three tips to help you make the most of your family’s summer break.

1. Encourage Healthy Habits Education

Downtime over the summer is a great opportunity to teach and encourage healthy habits with your little ones. Lysol provides free resources, downloadable activities and printables available online through the HERE for Healthy Schools program. The content includes valuable lessons on handwashing, germ transmission and more to educate your kids on healthy habits in fun and interactive ways. Enforcing these habits over the summer means kids will take them to school with them in the fall!

2. Stock Up on Essential School Supplies

While it might seem premature to think about the next school year during summer break, taking advantage of back-to-school sales can save you both time and money in the long run. Set aside a day to shop for essentials like Lysol Disinfecting Wipes, notebooks, pencils, backpacks and other necessary items. You’ll be glad to avoid the last-minute rush in August!

3. Prioritize Health and Wellness in Your Family

Summer break is an excellent opportunity to focus on self-care and teach the importance of wellness to your family. With more available free time, you can incorporate physical activities into your daily routine like family hikes, bike rides or trips to the beach. These activities encourage everyone to stay active while still having fun.

Remember to also prioritize mental health by encouraging relaxation and stress-relief activities such as mindfulness exercises or family game nights at home.

For more information and to download Lysol’s healthy habits resources, please visit

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