Summer Article Archive

  • When You’re the New Mom (or Dad) at SchoolIf you think being the new kid at school is difficult, try being the new parent. Your child may have the ability to make new friends during class, over lunch, and at recess, but for you it’s not so easy. Our experts offer specific ways to reach out and develop successful connections with other parents and your child’s teacher.
  • 12 Ways To Help Your Child Love the LibraryHave you and your child been to your local library lately? In addition to wonderful books, today’s libraries offer multimedia options, community events, fun activities, and more—and all for free.
  • Fun Summer Reads for Ages 4 to 18Looking for some good summer reads for your kids? These books, which we've sorted by age (4-8; 9-12; 13-18), are so much fun, kids will dive right in!
  • Ideas To Encourage Summer ReadingSummer reading is an important part of being ready for school in the fall. Try these ideas to get your kids into reading during their summer vacation.
  • 13 Summer Learning ActivitiesThese fun activities can help keep kids’ math and language arts skills sharp during the summer break.
  • Summer Fun and LearningNeed something for your kids to do this summer? Try these activities that balance fun with learning.
  • Educational Games for Family VacationsIt’s important to keep kids’ minds active during school vacations. These fun activities are designed to help kids learn during your family vacation, whatever time of year it is and wherever your destination may be.
  • Top 20 Destinations for LearningLooking for great places to visit with your children? You can’t go wrong with these—our favorite spots where education is so fun, your kids won’t even know they’re learning.
  • Keep Kids Fit This SummerThere are many ways parents can get their children—even reluctant ones—to stay active.
  • Summer Reading ListThese books, for kindergarteners to middle schoolers, will capture your kids’ imagination, and they’re perfect for reading aloud.
  • Moving Up to Middle SchoolThe step from elementary to middle school can be a big one, but these tips will help ease the transition for both parents and children.
  • Get Ready for KindergartenBeing sure of your child's kindergarten readiness will help ease first-day stress and prepare your child for kindergarten success in the year ahead.
  • Sneak Learning Into Summer FunTeachers offer their favorite ideas to combine education and fun.
  • Let the Kids Plan the VacationChildren learn a wealth of skills by planning the family vacation. It’s a lot of fun, and not as risky as you might think.
  • Make Summer CountYes, learning and summer fun can coexist. Use these tips to help your child get the most out of summer.
  • Summer Amnesia: Avoid the Brain DrainKids lose academic ground in the summer. Use these tips to keep them from falling behind.

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