The Summer Slide

The Summer Slide

Did you know that kids who don’t read during the summer can go back to school in fall up to THREE grade levels behind where they were when they left for summer break? Scary huh? Well we're here to help! Here are some great ways you can help your kid avoid the summer slide without feeling like school never ended.

Make the Most of Summer

Awesome Summer Science Activities

Summer vacation is also the perfect time to get your child interested in some hands-on science experiments, from playing with water and flowers in the younger grades to causing ...

Tips to Keep Learning Hot This Summer

The summer months provide a much needed break from the rigors of formal schooling, but transitions from school to summer and back to school again can be stressful for kids ...

Summer Learning on a Budget

The brain is like any other muscle in the human body: use it, or lose it. As much as kids would like a break from school and homework over the summer, it's important that they ...

Under the Sun: Best Books for Outdoor Summer Reading

Need some inspiration for sunny summer reading? Here's a list of 18 books that are perfect for reading outside.

The Key to Summer Learning

Stores are filled with workbooks, workbooks, workbooks, but what does your child really need to practice this summer? Be a smart consumer. Use your state standards! Here's how.

How to Practice Math Over the Summer

Practicing math facts this summer with your elementary school child? Here are some tips from the pros to make the process both fun and effective.

Brain-Boosting Summer Activities

Melted Crayon Art

Melted crayon art is all the rage right now. It's simple, inexpensive, and there's no wrong way to do it!

Sun Prints for Kids

There's no better time than summer to explore the effects of light and shadow. Help your child combine science and art with this experiment.

Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest

Turn any sunny summer day into a fun and special occasion by having a watermelon seed spitting contest!

Outdoor Tic Tac Toe

A fun twist on the classic game. Use chalk to create an outdoor tic-tac-toe board, and play using colorfully painted rocks in place of X's and O's.

Summer Words

Make vocabulary practice a little brighter with a summer words puzzle!

Play Ice Cream Addition!

Here's a math game to keep your child cool during this hot summer. Roll dice, add up the terms, and color in all the pieces of your ice cream cone to win.

Summer Printables that Pack a Punch

Write About Summer

Every kid loves summertime! Keep his writing skills honed and ready for fall with a fun summer writing prompt.

Summer Bucket List

It's summertime, and the possibilities are endless! Experience the best of summer with this bucket list, the perfect way to keep fun going all season long.

Summer Journal

Help your tween keep her summer memories close with this make-your-own journal project, an art project that also encourages writing skills.

Beach Scavenger Hunt

This beach scavenger hunt will have your teens taking the time to explore the shore and is sure to give them the full beach day experience.

Summer Grammar

Got the grammar grumbles this summer? Try a fun approach to nouns and adjectives with this sunny worksheet!

Summer Scrapbook Accessories

Dress up your hard-copy photos from the summer with these cute cutout accessories.