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Get Ready for Summer: Five Things to Do Now

Here's how to help ease your child from the predictable routines of school to the adventures of summer.

Choose the Summer Program That's Right for Your Child

Setting your priorities first will help you sort through the specialty programs and camps to find the best ones for your child.

Six Ways to Make Summer Camp Affordable

Sending your child to camp need not bust your budget! As this article explains, there is a camp program to fit nearly every budget.

Ten ways to keep kids reading this summer

Creative ideas for encouraging children to beat the heat and hit the books.

Filling in the gaps in your child's education this summer

When schools drop electives, can summer camps pick up the pieces?

Go global: summer international programs for teens

Your teenager can strengthen her Spanish in Spain or help rural villagers plant community gardens in Mexico this summer.

Learning apps to stop summer slide: high school

7 fun, educational apps teens can slot in between part-time jobs and fully-packed social calendars to keep learning alive.

Keep your child learning all summer long

Summer is for fun and learning!

Bright Ideas from our Readers: Keeping Kids Busy During the Summer

Thanks to our readers who shared their thoughts on whether it's a parent's job to keep kids occupied during the summer. Here are a few of their comments and suggestions:

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.