• Tips for Learning Outside of School, Mom and girl search the internet together as learning activity
    Summer Learning
    7 Smart "Unschooling" Tips to Practice Now — Even If Your Child Is in "Regular" School
    You don't have to homeschool your child in order to enhance her learning with experiences outside the classroom, according to author and education thought leader Clark Aldrich. In his book "Unschooling Rules: 55 Ways to Unlearn What We Know About...
    Erin Dower
  • Summer Reading for Kids, Girl reading book with mother on a bed
    Summer Learning
    10 Everyday Ways to Keep Your Child Reading While Having Fun
    Reading is one of the most important skills you should try to boost outside of school. Foster your child's bookworm habits with these simple activities and tips that make reading so fun, he'll fill up his book chart in no time. ...
    Erin Dower
  • 21 Free Educational Apps for Kids
    Mobile Apps
    21 Free Educational Apps for Kids
    Educational apps are a great and fun way to keep your kids learning outside of the classroom, but the cost of all those apps can add up fast. Luckily, there are plenty of free apps for kids that are both educational and fun but won't break the ba...
    Colleen Hughes
  • Summer Science for Kids, Child on beach learns about her shadow
    Summer Learning
    10 Everyday Ways to Explore Science While Having Fun
    Simple science lessons are all around us during the summer. Prevent summer brain drain in your kids with these mini science experiments and activities for children of all ages. Expand their knowledge of meteorology, zoology, botany, chemistry, an...
    Erin Dower
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    Summer Learning
    11 Everyday Ways to Learn Math While Having Fun
    Math is everywhere, not just in the classroom, and summer is a great time to learn how math relates to the real world. It's more than just addition and subtraction worksheets— it's everywhere you look. Keep your child learning this summer with...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Mobile Apps
    Best Educational Apps for Kids of All Ages
    Screentime doesn't have to be devoid of any educational value. These popular, award-winning apps for kids help your toddler, preschooler, and school-age child learn about science, reading, and more in a fun, interactive environment.  Looking f...
    Colleen Hughes
  • Top 10 Nature Activities
    Nature Activities
    10 Hands-On Nature Activities for Kids
    Summer is a great time to get outside and learn more about the environment. From hunting bugs to making seashell magnets, these awesome hands-on activities are a great way for your child to get a little closer to nature. ...
    Lindsay Hutton
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    10 Best Family Destinations for Learning Experiences
    Traveling with kids almost anywhere is a tremendous learning experience, but there are certain places that really excel at educating kids in a fun way. In the "Complete Idiot's Guide to the Best Family Vacations," the FamilyTravelForum.com commun...
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  • Learning Disabilities Printables
    Summer Learning Brainstorming Form for Parents
    Determine what learning skills your child needs to work on over the summer, and record them on this chart. Then you can get started on the summer learning contract. ...
  • Learning Disabilities Printables
    Summer Learning Contract: Page 2
    Use this printable sheet to record the creative and innovative ways in which your child wishes to learn new skills over the course of the summer. Go to Summer Learning Contract: Page 3 or go back to ...
  • STEM Toys for Kids
    Best Toys
    11 Awesome STEM Toys to Get Kids Into Science and Math
    It's smart to nurture your child's love of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math)! According to the U.S. Department of Labor, many STEM fields are growing, and STEM jobs pay nearly double the average salary of other U.S. jobs. See whic...
    Erin Dower
  • Learning Disabilities Printables
    Summer Learning Problem-Solving Form for Parents
    Record the obstacles that might stand in the way of your child's summer learning program, and think about how to prevent them from interfering with the program. ...
  • Learning Disabilities Printables
    Summer Learning Contract: Page 5
    Print out and have your child sign this summer learning contract to help him reach his summer learning goals and get prepared for the next school year. Go back to ...
  • Learning Disabilities Printables
    Summer Learning Contract: Page 3
    Print out this contract to get your child interested in a summer learning program. Help him reach his summer learning goals and get prepared for the next school year. Go to Summer Learning Contract: Page 4 or go back to ...
  • The Best of Netflix for Summer Learning
    Kids and Tv
    Beat the Summer Slump With These 10 Learning Shows on Netflix
    I start every summer with the same declaration to my husband: "We're taking the kids on a million adventures this summer! No TV for those two!" Then comes a rainy day, or a 100-degree day, or a day when we are just too tired to plan anything. Ine...
    Laurie Mega
  • Learning Disabilities Printables
    Summer Learning Contract: Page 1
    Print out this contract to get your child interested in a summer learning program. Help him reach his summer learning goals and get prepared for the next school year. Go to Summer Learning Contract: Page 2. ...
  • Learning Disabilities Printables
    Summer Learning Contract: Page 4
    Think about your child's goals for summer learning, and ask him to record the potential obstacles and possible solutions. Go to Summer Learning Contract: Page 5 or go back to ...
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    Summer Crafts and Activities
    What to Do When Summer Gets Boring
    What to Do When Summer Gets Boring Two weeks into summer vacation, Harry dons his best pitiful face and turns it on you. "I'm really, REALLY bored. Are you listening to me, Mom? Dad? Anybody?" Banish boredom from your house this summer with activ...