Activities to boost your young reader's knowledge
A good knowledge base is key to your child's reading skills.
Why your kids need time in nature
Are your children spending too much time inside? Learn the high cost of nature deficit disorder - and how easily you can avoid it by getting your kids outdoors.
Mom turns son's video game obsession into a learning tool
My son's a gamer: he looooves video games. This summer, I'm letting him play with abandon—and I've figured out how to make it a learning tool. Here's my plan.
Make it a perfect learning summer
Finding the perfect camp when your child has LD
Summer school that really works
Introducing summer school 3.0 — the new and improved version that kids actually like — and quite possibly the key to closing the achievement gap.
The hidden benefits of reading aloud — even for older kids
Educator Jim Trelease explains why reading aloud to your child, no matter what her age, is the magic bullet for creating a lifelong reader.
How to roll fun and learning into summer
28 easy activities to build on preschool skills and get your child ready for kindergarten
Summer programs take pressure off moms
They want it all: seeking safe, supervised, educational, and fun things for youth to do when school’s out.
Summer homework: Yes or no?
Pointless busywork or essential academic upkeep? The experts weigh in on the hot debate.
Summer reading for kids with LD
Help your child keep reading skills strong over the long, lazy summer.
Summer camp horror story
One parent's harrowing tale of a camping idyll gone awry.
Is summer lowering your child's IQ?
Caution: while your kids are having fun in the sun, their brains may be at risk. Learn which summertime mind-melting hazards to avoid and get brain-boosting alternatives.
Summer won’t addle my kids’ brains
With creative thinking, mom of multiples faces the three-month challenge of keeping grade school- and high school-age boys active and learning.
6 signs of a quality summer program
Summer planning for kids is tricky: how's a parent to find top-notch camps and classes sight unseen? These expert tips help separate the best summer programs from the rest.
What would your child do? | Caught being kind
Kids are learning emotional intelligence skills at school. But how will they act when no adults are around? It's not always easy to do the kind thing.
Why it’s better for my daughter to feel sad than fine
I wrote a kids’ book about emotions, but Inside Out still taught me a lesson.
Empathy's poster child
Touched by an image of child slaves, a little girl pledges to do something about it — and turns her family upside down.