Entertaining Your Kids This Summer Will Cost You $$

Children running together in a park

Summertime is here and hopefully by now, you've put a few bucks away to entertain your kids this summer. 

According to a new survey, it costs an average of $495 to keep each child happy and entertained over the summer.

Here's a look at the actual dollar figures...$319 on toys and activities to keep each child occupied while they're not in school.  Plus another $176 to take them with you on trips and vacations.  So it doesn't even include stuff like extra money you have to spend on daycare or babysitters.

Only 9% of parents said they start saving up for summer at least six months in advance. And 35% usually end up strapped for cash by August or September.

Almost two-thirds of parents start planning activities for their kids before summer hits. But 45% said they're pretty much out of ideas by August.

The average parent said they suggest 13 different activities a week for their kids over the summer.  And that's still not enough.  On average, kids are bored and don't know what to do by about 1:30 every day. 

Source: Daily Mail

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