Summer Solutions Kindergarten: Special Edition

Last week, I had the wonderful opportunity to visit East Woods School where my daughters, Megan and Emma, attend 4th grade.  I was there as a “visiting professor” to teach the 4th grade students in Mrs. Antes and Mrs. DeLeo’s classes about my career as a workbook author at Bright Ideas Press, LLC. During my […]

Web the Zoo!

The zoo is our summer staple.  It is the place to go when we have a few free hours.  This trip to the zoo happened like most of our trips there, on an impulse.  We will probably be back to the zoo in a few weeks with several of our friends, but this trip only […]

e-Chat with a Character

What if the characters in your books were on Facebook?  Twitter? Instagram? What would they have to say?  What pictures would they post?  Here is your chance to find out!  Download the e-Chat Poster and fill it out as a character from a book. Need some inspiration?  Here is what Amelia Bedelia would have to […]

“I Spy” at an Art Museum

The summer weather may force you to find indoor activities.  Playing a game of “I Spy” in an art museum might be the perfect solution.  Whether the temperatures outside are too hot or too chilly, the kids will really enjoy walking around an art museum looking at all of the works of art on display.  […]

Science in the Summer: Plants

Being outside is one of my favorite parts of the summer.  While you’re taking long walks in the park or lying in the grass, it is nice to stop and notice all of the science around you.  This week’s downloads are all about plants.  Younger kids can learn about the parts of a flower while […]

Car Adventure

Summer vacation often means car adventures for the entire family.  It can be hard enough to get everyone out of the house at one time for a quick trip to grandma’s house, but driving long hours for a family vacation can get to even the most patient of parents. To help with some of those […]

Summer Baseball Math

  Summer has just begun; don’t let your kids strike out on their math skills!  Have them stay sharp with this baseball math worksheet.  Click on the grade that they have just completed to download a baseball field loaded with math questions.  Have them answer each question, encouraging them not to get three wrong—that would […]

More Summer Solutions Scholars!

In August, Bright Ideas Press introduced you to our first ever Summer Solutions Scholars.  Recently I received pictures of these beautiful girls spending minutes a day working on their Summer Solutions.  I want to introduce you to these new Summer Solutions Scholars. Megan and Emma are sisters who worked on Level 2 Summer Solutions in […]

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 […]

Fun and Free Field Trip!

River Field Trip This week I took my children on a field trip to a local river in our neighborhood.  The summer has been dry, so much of the rocky river bed could be walked on and explored.  We armed ourselves with a packed lunch, a microscope, and a bucket, and off we went.   My […]