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Bright Ideas From Our Readers: Inexpensive Summer Outings

From factory tours to collecting bugs, our readers share their ideas for free and low-cost summer outings.

Flying With Kids

Flying is never boring with kids.

One mom's top picks for kids' book clubs

An experienced book club mom recommends books for children from first through sixth grade.

What to expect in fourth grade

Learn about what to expect for your child in fourth grade.

Learn the language of rhythm

Popsicle sticks and pipe cleaners spell out musical grammar for first- and second-graders.

Drink it in

When you use glasses of water as musical instruments, your child learns about pitch.

Learning a Second Language: How Parents Can Help

You don't have to understand Spanish or Japanese to help him boost his language skills. Here's how parents can support language learning at home.

Testing in Michigan: An Overview

A GreatSchools guide to standardized tests

How to Keep Reading With Your Child

How you can help at home: Support your fourth- or fifth-grader's reading skills by reading aloud, listening to your child read and discussing vocabulary.

Violent media and aggression

How the research into violent media is carried out, and what conclusions are being drawn.