Yes, kids should be out playing. But when you're waiting in line at the grocery store and your child's begging for your smartphone, try one of these apps to keep your child's brain sizzling.
Keep your child's brain actively engaged while school's out with these fun reading, math, science, and art activities.
How you can help at home: Have your child explore probability with socks.
With schools focused on core subjects, there isn't a lot of room for teaching financial literacy. If you want your child to be smart about money, it's up to you.
How you can help at home: In this math activity your child learns about proportion and ratios while following a recipe.
These fun games are perfect for those long car rides.
Our readers offer their advice about how to teach money management to children.
The authors of The Financially Intelligent Parent recommend giving your child an allowance - but don't tie it to chores.
How you can help at home: Have your child plan a real or virtual trip - budget and all.
How you can help at home: In this math activity, your child draws his bedroom to scale.