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4 Ways Electronics Can Bring Your Family Together This Summer

by Waverly Wilde

And no, we don’t mean by just sitting in a circle and staring at your phones.

Family Movie Night

It’s about time your family put the “blockbuster” into “summer blockbuster.” A family movie night is a perfect way to bring everybody together for some action-packed fun. 

Of course, you don’t want to travel several blocks -- or further! -- to get the best picture and sound. Instead, bring home theater quality television and full surround sound speakers! It’s a summer splurge the whole family can agree on, even if you have to draw lots to decide who gets to pick the first movie you watch.

Musical Merriment

You may love the classics, your partner may love modern, while the kids each like two typically contrasting types of music. It may sound like we are setting you up for a family feud, but hear us out for a second.

Instead, we suggest turning this into a musical opportunity! Pick one night of the week when everybody is home, and make it music sharing night. Each member of the family can pick one record to put on the hi-fi stereo system, and then you can all listen together and talk about what you each liked and didn’t like. 

Of course, you’ll need a good system -- and good speakers -- to pull this off properly. If you don’t have either of those, stop by today! We’ll help you find just the right speaker set up for you and your family.

The Great Electronic Outdoors

While the adage may go that electronics and the outdoors don’t mix, we’re here to tell you that simply isn’t true anymore. We aren’t going to let you leave this article with just one idea, either. There are a bunch of ways to upgrade family time this summer, and outdoor tech is one great way to do it!

Maybe you want to install some outdoor speakers so the kids can listen to music while they play in the backyard. Maybe the pool needs speakers for all the family pool parties and get-togethers. 

Maybe that never-used cabana is perfect for an outdoor TV so you all can sit outside and enjoy the weather, each other’s company, and last weekend’s game. Or maybe it’s time to set up a projector screen and enjoy your favorite films under the stars. Whatever it is you decide to do, you don’t have to check your electronics at the door.

Get Smart About Scheduling

School schedules are bad, but keeping track of everybody’s schedule in the summer is pure Spartan madness. 

But, with devices like Amazon Alexa, you can make schedule management easier than ever. Simply ask Alexa to bring up any family member’s schedule, and you’ll be able to figure out who is actually going to be home for dinner which nights.