summer activities

  1. Family Fun

    Secrets of super sand castles

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    You've seen the amazing designs before. Perhaps it was in a photo of a sand castle competition or maybe it was in person at a beach...
  2. School & Education

    How to keep your child learning all summer long

    Summer is a great time for parents to move away from teaching their children about concrete skills, and move into more abstract and...
  3. Family Fun

    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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. Outdoor Living

    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...
  7. 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. Whether you are a homeschooling family or...
  8. 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...
  9. 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....
  10. 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...
  11. Family Fun

    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...
  12. 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....
  13. Family Fun

    Top 20 summer camps in the U.S.

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    Despite your best efforts to keep your little hatchlings close to the nest, nothing can keep your kids from their firm desire to...
  14. 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 before...
  15. School & Education

    Help your child avoid summer learning loss

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    Summer is time for relaxing vacations, outdoor activities and plenty of fun — but that doesn't mean that kids should backslide...
  16. 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...
  17. Family Fun

    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...
  18. K-12

    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...
  19. Skincare

    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...
  20. 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...