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.
Using summer to fill in the gaps
Since so many schools have dropped art, electives, science labs, and more, specialty summer camps are picking up the pieces.
Countdown to back to school: summer reading
Back to School: Don't let the summer brain drain get to your child. Take time this summer to read at the beach, the park and on the back porch.
International summer programs for teens
Your teenager can strengthen her Spanish in Spain or help rural villagers plant community gardens in Mexico this summer.
10 questions to ask when choosing a summer camp
Help your child have a healthy, happy experience at summer camp by asking these questions before you sign up.
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.
Kelly Gallagher on "I don't like reading!"
Longtime educator and child reading expert Kelly Gallagher says that a parent should take into account a child’s age and use these techniques to make reading fun.
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.
Summer camp horror story
One parent's harrowing tale of a camping idyll gone awry.
Make it a perfect learning summer
Finding the perfect camp when your child has LD
Stop summer brain drain
Instead of letting your kids zone out watching reruns or playing video games, help them stave off summer brain drain by discovering that learning can be fun beyond the classroom.
Get kids reading this summer
Creative ideas for encouraging children to beat the heat and hit the books.