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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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 […]

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Read at a Playground

Where will a book take you this summer? Take a book on a trip to the playground!  You will find a lot of places to read there.  You can read while gently swaying on a swing or while sitting high above the ground on a slide. (Just be sure no one is behind you!)  You […]

Flag Day!

  Flag Day is on June 14th.  It is a day for us to be reminded about how important this symbol of our country is.  Here are some fun and free ways for you to Experience, Enrich and Extend what you already know about the American Flag. Use the web pages to read about the […]

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 […]

Learning About Helen Keller

Helen Keller was a woman of tremendous resolve and courage. Below are some activities designed to help your children learn about Keller’s life, struggles, and triumphs.               Simple Solutions Common Core Math Worksheet Generator The Worksheet Generator allows you to create and print customized worksheets for review, practice, and/or […]

Father’s Day Card

Keep skills sharp over the long summer break. Kids can practice following directions and writing with Martha Stewart’s Fathers Day card.  We used ours as a gift holder.  The pocket can hold a handkerchief, theater or baseball tickets, a gift card, or even a great photo of Dad and the kids! Our version is pictured […]

Flag Day Coloring Activity

Flag Day commemorates the day the United States passed the Flag Resolution, on June 14, 1777.  The current 50-star version of the United States flag has been in use since Hawaii was admitted to the United States (about 50 years ago).  Both the 13-star Betsy Ross flag and the current 50-star flag are available below […]

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 […]