A successful summer awaits
The key is to provide a mix of physical activities, creative outlets, and educational experiences. Make sure they fit with your child’s interests and your timescale.
Try involving your child in the planning process, allowing them to choose activities they are excited about.
It will also take the pressure off you as you won’t have to think of daily activities. There are lots of free downloadable planners online that you can print off.
Keep in mind that children with ADHD may have varying attention spans. It’s important to be flexible and adapt the activities as needed to ensure a positive and enjoyable experience for both of you.
Understand that not every day will go as planned, and that’s okay. Be flexible and adaptable when things don’t go according to plan.
It’s essential to find a balance that works for both your job and your child’s needs. Be patient with yourself and your child, and don’t hesitate to seek support from friends, family, or professionals if needed.
Your activity checklist
Keeping ADHD children busy during the summer holiday is time-consuming. We’re here to help and have created a list of ideas to help keep you and your child engaged, focused, and having fun all summer:
Outdoor sports and games
Organise or take part in sports activities like football, tennis, biking, or tag games. Lots of holiday clubs offer this type of activity. The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) organises national tennis camps for all ages. Powerleague runs national football camps for children aged five to 14 and British Cycling has events for children and young people.