summer activities

  1. Technology

    Best apps for the iPhone: Summer apps

    Between the useful functions your iPhone serves and the entertainment it provides, you might have your iPhone glued to your hand...
  2. Toys and Play

    Top 10 water games to cool you down

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    Even if you don't have a pool, you can make a splash this summer with some fun water play that the whole family will love. Check out...
  3. School Age Kids

    4 Ways to sneak in homework this summer

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    Homework is the last thing kids want to do during summer break. Discover how to sneak in lessons that focus on reading, motor...
  4. Activities for Kids

    Fourth of July games for kids

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    Your kids will have fun in the sun on Fourth of July with these party games! From water balloon dodgeball to squirt gun tag to a...
  5. Activities for Kids

    10 Things every kid should do this summer

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    Summer vacation is upon us. How are your kids going to make it count this year? If they complete this list of 10 things, they will...
  6. Activities for Kids

    Endless summer fun

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    After a few days of summer, you're bound to hear those infamous words: "Mom, I'm bored!" Be prepared to battle summer boredom with...
  7. Parenting Tips & Advice

    25 Fun summertime activities for your kids

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    School's out and the kids are home. Now what? If you want to have a plan for those days when your kids utter those words, "I'm...
  8. Crafts

    5 Soda bottle crafts for kids

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    Bubbly beverages for kids are synonymous with summer. But, before you toss that empty soda bottle into the recycle bin, you may want...
  9. Babysitters and Childcare

    Summer activities: Is your child safe from predators?

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    Summertime should be a time for stress-free activities — playing at the park, swimming at the local pool or attending an organized...
  10. Child Development & Health

    How to get started with swim lessons

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    Swim lessons for kids aren’t one-size-fits-all. When you enroll your child this summer, find swim lessons that are appropriate for...
  11. Activities for Kids

    Help your kids start a lemonade stand

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    Is there anything that screams “Summer’s here!” louder than a lemonade stand? We think not. This quintessential summer pastime is a...
  12. Parenting Tips & Advice

    Summer weekends: Water fun

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    Summer is here and it's going to be hot, hot, hot! Throughout these warm-weather months, we'll be giving you ideas for how to spend...
  13. Bed and bath

    Budget-friendly kid decor from HGTV's Kelly Edwards

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    Looking for fun ways to get your kids involved in organizing and decorating their rooms this summer? We've gathered some design tips...
  14. Child Development & Health

    Dreading the long summer with the kids?

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    The kids are counting down the days until summer vacation. Their excitement is palpable! Long, lazy days of doing nothing makes your...
  15. Family Activities

    Avoid brain drain this summer

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    It's a week out of school and your kids' backpacks are already lost in the abyss of video games, iPads, piles of dirty clothes and...
  16. Home Safety

    The great outdoors: Outdoor living safety tips

    After a long winter cooped up indoors, the warm summer air beckons us outdoors. Get outside and be safe this summer with these...
  17. Family Activities

    Summer beach must-haves for kids

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    With school ending and temperatures soaring, it's officially time for beach fun. Whether you live near the beach and visit regularly...
  18. Activities for Kids

    Simple science to amaze your kids

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    Wouldn’t it be great to be the coolest mom on the block? Take a step closer to super mom status by doing some simple science...
  19. Toys and Play

    5 Fun water toys for outside play

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    Going stir crazy with the kids out of school? Try one of these five fun toys to get your kids outside. Water toys are perfect for...
  20. School Age Kids

    Start planning now to prevent the summer slump for kids

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    According to Exploracise, a popular website for parents and educators, the skills and information retained by children during the...