5 tips for summer socializing
The break from school is a great time for kids to hone their friend-making skills.
7 questions to ask about a summer camp
Not all summer camps are created equal. Here's how to avoid a summer horror story.
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 programs take pressure off moms
They want it all: seeking safe, supervised, educational, and fun things for youth to do when school’s out.
How to help your kids explore their passions this summer
One mom's story of encouraging her kids to trust their instincts, be independent, and love learning.
Parents encouraged to push for summer, after school programs
After school and summer learning opportunities could be key to reducing achievement gap.
Infographic: how summer contributes to the achievement gap
See how a lack of summer learning activities from first to fifth grade widens the achievement gap.
Keep good eating habits going through summer
Fight obesity and brain drain with good nutrition. Your library may help.
Mom turns son's video game obsession into a learning tool
This summer, instead of fighting my son's video game obsession, I'm turning it into a learning opportunity. Here's my plan.
Educational summer activities for elementary school kids
How do you plan an educational summer without overscheduling or overspending? One mom shares her inspirations for a balanced summer for your elementary schooler.
Summer won’t addle my kids’ brains
With creative thinking, this mom of multiples shares her strategies for keeping her boys active and learning all summer long.
How to roll fun and learning into summer
28 easy activities to build on preschool skills and get your child ready for kindergarten
Summer planning for tweens and teens
Too old for camp. Too young to get a job. What to do? If you start early and know where to look, there's plenty out there to keep older kids happy and busy during summer break.
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.
Summer reading 2.0
A new summer reading tool for parents who are hell-bent on avoiding summer brain drain.
Summer homework: Yes or no?
Pointless busywork or essential academic upkeep? The experts weigh in on the hot debate.