The Care.com Babysitter's Guide to Surviving Snow Days With Kids
Snow days are inevitable. Here's a list of articles to help you handle the situation with ease.
When you're a kid, that phrase is like GOLD to you. It means, among other things:
- No school;
- No homework -- or a chance for you to do the stuff you "didn't get around to doing" the night before;
- No after-school activities;
- No after-school tutoring;
- And did we mention no school?
(ICYDK, "dreadiness" is a mixture of happiness and dread.)
On the one hand, you're pumped for snow days! It means that you get to hang out with your favorite kiddos, play fun games, make awesome crafts -- and the extra cash in your pocket doesn't hurt, either.
On the other hand, you know that -- depending on how bad the snow storm actually is -- there's a good chance that the kids will have to stay indoors all day...and thus an even better chance that they'll succumb to cabin fever soon. How will you keep them entertained all day?
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At Care.com, we've heard all of these concerns before and we've got you covered. To help you survive snow days with kids, we've put together a list of articles that will help you answer all of your Who? What? Where? and When? questions.
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