summer activities

  1. Activities for Kids

    Catch up on children’s classics this summer

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    Ahhh... summer. It’s the perfect time to slow down, unwind a bit and indulge in some much-needed relaxation. It’s also a great time...
  2. Children's School & Education

    Plan a summer homeschooling schedule that works

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    With the end of the formal school year upon us, I have started planning out a new schedule for our summer months. We are year-round...
  3. Kids toys

    Top 5 squirt guns to make a splash

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    Summer days might be long, but that doesn't mean they have to be lazy. Have a backyard water war with our favorite, action-ready...
  4. Outdoor & Gardening

    Barbecue and picnic gear you need now

    Entertain with flair this summer. We've got the right barbecue and picnic gear to take the stress out of throwing backyard...
  5. Children's School & Education

    Homeschooling: Ocean unit study

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    June 8 is National Ocean Exploration Day, making June a great month to study the ocean with your kids. Whether you are a...
  6. Children's Health

    Family fitness during the summer months

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    With summer comes more time for family and relaxation, but don't forget to sneak in some fitness too. Enjoy our printable bucket...
  7. Adventure Travel

    Top 8 summer block parties in the U.S.

    Summer’s all about basking in the sun, lying out on the beach, sipping a cold beverage and spending time with family and friends....
  8. Family Fun

    Easy crafts for kids for outdoor fun

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    Your kids can make a craft that's fun to create and useful too! These easy crafts enhance outdoor fun and will inspire your kids to...
  9. Activities for Kids

    The best mom blogs for summertime ideas

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    The web is filled with thousands of amazing blogs. But when you are looking for some amazing ideas for summertime, you want only the...
  10. Children's School & Education

    How to homeschool through the summer

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    Surprisingly, many families that homeschool year round experience homeschool burnout far less than those that take the summer off....
  11. Activities for Kids

    Top 20 summer camps in the U.S.

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    From sea to shining sea — and sometimes, even across that sea — here are 20 of the coolest summer camps for kids!
  12. Health & Wellness

    Field guide to summer safety

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    Do you know what to do if someone's stung by a bee? What about a broken bone while camping? Don't hit the great outdoors without...
  13. Children's School & Education

    Help your child avoid summer learning loss

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    Summer is time for fun in the sun, but that doesn't mean that learning needs to go completely on the back burner. Parents can help...
  14. Parenting

    Survey: Tell us about your family

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    We want to know all about your family. What kind of discipline techniques do you use? How much TV do your kids really watch? Who...
  15. Crafts

    10 Fun spring and summer crafts for kids

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    Nurture your child's creative side and enjoy some bonding time together with these spring and summer crafts. Whether you enjoy...
  16. School Age Kids

    9 Ways to end the summer fighting in your home

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    The neighborhood kids have chosen your home as the "cool" place to hang out. Great, eh? After all, friends do play a big part of our...
  17. Endless Summer

    Summer sunrise: Fun ways to make the most of daylight

    Summer is full of sunlight. Not only are the days warmer and brighter, but they’re longer, too. So what’s a girl to do with all that...
  18. Toys and Play

    Beat the heat with active water toys

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    From sprinklers and water blasters to pool toys galore, there are tons of ways for kids and families to stay cool — and fit — during...
  19. Children's School & Education

    10 Things you should do now to get your child ready for school

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    Your kids are probably loving the homework-free summer, but take it from us, staying sharp and prepared will make the transition...
  20. School Age Kids

    Get your kids excited for back-to-school

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    Who says summer can’t include learning and excitement about going back to school? These fun, interactive and creative ideas help...