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|Remember the days of the old school yard? More likely you remember those hazy lazy days of summer which seemed to stretch on forever and there was nothing to do but play – but many of the children of yesteryear are parents today and the long summer days pose a huge problem: what to do with the kids? In an ideal world at least one parent would be around to relax and spend quality time with their offspring, but tell that to the bank manager when the mortgage needs to be paid.|
Today more and more local councils are organising summer camps and activities for local children. But is that enough, or should there be a more comprehensive selection of holiday activities for kids?
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|Sabine, Puerto de la Cruz|
My daughter goes to the German school and their holidays are a little bit shorter, but still quite long. I send her for about seven weeks to visit her grandparents in Germany, then I have one week holiday together with her and the last week she stays at home alone while I am working. She is 12 years old now and so she is very well able to be alone at home for a few hours. With smaller children it is more difficult.