Summer Routines: Tips and Tricks

Check out these tips and tricks to help keep you and your child organized and productive this summer, while still having fun! Does this sound familiar? Summer starts off great, but by mid-June, the house always seems to be a mess; the kids are forgetting what they learned in school; and boredom is beginning to […]

What does Summer Solutions offer?

Looking for a way to make sure your child’s math and language skills stay sharp this summer? Summer Solutions is the answer. “The summer slide,” “summer learning loss,” “summer brain drain”—these are all names for a phenomenon parents and teachers know all too well. Over summer break, students can forget as much as two months’ […]

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Getting Ready for a New School Year

We just received this wonderful picture of our Common Core Math 6th Grade book. Gianna  (you may recognize her from our Summer Solutions post) is getting ready for a new school year by covering all of her soft cover books with clear contact paper. At Simple Solutions, we’re getting ready for a new school year […]

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Read at the Pool

Where will a book take you this summer? Dive into a good book this summer! Many people like to read at the pool, and reading can be a fun way to pass the time while taking a break. When you’re done with your book, fill in the picture. Write the title, author, and a brief […]

Back To School

There is something exciting about going back to school each year. The new school year is full of so much hope and possibility.  At Bright Ideas Press, we are also very excited for the new school year to begin.  This is the 14th year of publication for Simple Solutions, and our newest addition, Simple Solutions […]

50 free ideas for summer fun

Beat the summer boredom blues with these fun, festive and free ideas. Summer break is in full swing. Kids are excited to ditch the homework and routine of the school day, but more often than not that translates into “boredom blues” once school is out. Beat the blues with these 50 fun and festive ways […]

The Homework of Summer? Make it M.A.D.!

Summer is a time for lounging by the pool, tackling the monkey bars, playing baseball with friends, and picnicking in the park.  We look forward to this all year!  Yet, summer break has a downside.  It removes children from their regular academic schedule for up to ten weeks, which is too long, according to educational […]

Summer Jobs Brainteaser

Try this!  Five teenagers just got summer jobs at Funland Amusement.  Use the facts listed below to determine which teen has been assigned to each job. For help with using deductive reasoning to solve logic problems, click this link: Summer Study Skill’s Help Page       Nigel is an only child.       Louisa is a ticket taker. […]