During the hot summer months, consider switching things up a bit – instead of being outdoors mid-day, surprise your child with a breakfast picnic in the park!  Pack fruit kabobs, bagels and muffins, a couple of juice boxes, and you’re ready to go!  Extra Bonus – Turn your morning outing into a scavenger hunt - if you have early risers, like I do, hunt for other early risers like birds and animals.

By Jenny Tananbaum

Jenny Tananbaum is a writer, wife and mom to three. suburbanmom@njkidsonline.com