BOSTON - June 9, 2009 - While kids celebrate on the last day of school, parents immediately begin to worry about how to stop summer brain drain, and how to combat the dreaded words, "I'm bored." This summer, families and educators can turn to the popular parenting and teacher sites FamilyEducation and TeacherVision to keep kids motivated and their minds challenged throughout the school vacation.
Both sites feature jam-packed summer activity packets designed to keep children learning over the summer months. The printable packets are organized by grade level and include language arts, social studies, science and math activities, as well as a summer reading list. Teachers can print TeacherVision's summer activity packets and send them home with their students to prepare them for the upcoming grade. These packets are a great way for teachers to ready students entering their classroom in the fall. Parents can use the fun and educational activities in FamilyEducation's packets to ensure their kids are prepared for the next school year.
"Learning shouldn't stop when the doors of the school close for summer break," said Jess M. Brallier, publisher, FamilyEducation and TeacherVision. "Our parenting and teacher sites give families everything they need to keep kids engaged in learning over the summer months. The great summer reading lists, challenging quizzes, games and printables in the activity packets guarantee that kids will have lots of fun as well. That's what summer is all about."
There is nothing better than a good book to stimulate kids' minds during the summer. Teachers can send their students home for vacation with great summer reading lists (for grades K-12) from TeacherVision, which include titles that range from the classics to fun picks. In addition, teachers can use the site's summer reading slideshows to help them choose the best children's literature for their students.
With FamilyEducation's Recommended Summer Reading Lists for All Ages (2-12), parents and kids can explore a wide variety of books, organized by age group and categories such as adventure, classics, fairy tales and folklore, and informational. Kids will lose themselves in these great summer reads both during long sunny days at the beach and rainy days indoors. FamilyEducation features summer reading list activities, quizzes and printables that will help parents inspire even the most reluctant readers to keep the pages turning. Parents can also turn to the trusted parenting site for articles and advice to help their kids become strong readers and develop a lifelong love of learning.
FamilyEducation's special Summer Learning section offers great activities for keeping kids engaged in learning every day. The site's student summer learning activities are organized by subject. On the way to the beach, kids can play the Ocean Concentration game, learn the names of various sea creatures and test their memory. Or they can explore science in their own backyard by building a backyard volcano with the detailed instructions on FamilyEducation.com. The site also includes summer learning activities for reinforcing math skills, organized by grade level. Kids can become "junior investors" and help their parents track their families' investments, or they can complete quizzes and other activities that help build their math skills in areas such as multiplication and fractions.
FamilyEducation is the leading online publisher of practical parenting guidance, expert family advice, printables, skill-building exercises and activities for children. FamilyEducation.com is dedicated to educating parents and parents-to-be so they can raise healthy, educated and well-rounded children.
TeacherVision is the Internet's most popular teacher site for trusted online tools, lesson plans, printables, classroom management resources and skill-building exercises to help teachers save time and make learning fun. TeacherVision.com is dedicated to supporting children's learning in school and in life.
FamilyEducation and TeacherVision are part of Pearson, the world's largest integrated education company. Pearson's other primary operations include the Financial Times Group and the Penguin Group.