Summer Learning Is Important!

Just a few minutes a day.  That is all it takes with Summer Solutions.  This will help your child retain the skills and concepts learned in school this past year.  This leaves plenty of time for summer fun!! Why is summer learning so important?  Research spanning 100 years1 shows that students typically score lower on […]

Summer Solutions Gives Back!

Here at Summer Solutions, we live to give back to our schools and communities. Between our Dollar Back program, our school codes, our wide range of subjects, and our commitment to stopping the summer learning slide, we never get tired of giving back. With a school code, Summer Solutions gives back to your school in […]

Ohio LOVES Math

  Last month I was speaking at my children’s school PTA meeting about Summer Learning Loss.  After the meeting a parent came up to me and told me how impressed she was with the Summer Solutions program, but what really excited her was that  Bright Ideas Press (the publisher of Simple Solutions) is a local […]

PTAs Trying to Prevent Summer Learning Loss

Summer Learning Loss Prevention! Last night I did something I have never done before.  I spoke at my children’s school PTA meeting.  I wanted to tell them about the wonderful Summer Solutions program we have here at Bright Ideas Press. I am not much of a “sales” person.  I am a teacher.  Although I would […]

A weekend interview with Gary Huggins, CEO of the National Summer Learning Association

The National Summer Learning Association has a long history of battling the summer learning slide.  Here is an interview with the association’s current CEO. A weekend interview with Gary Huggins, CEO of the National Summer Learning Association School’s out for summer. Some kids might not crack open a book for weeks. That’s to their disadvantage, though. For […]

High School Prep

Students can use the summer break to shore up their study skills and prepare for middle school and high school prep with this summer workbook. All educational standards require students to be able to read and comprehend nonfiction passages at grade level, write objective summaries of nonfiction text, and use context clues to determine the […]

Problem Solving

Summer Solutions Problem Solving provides a way to bridge the summer learning gap while developing fluency with a range of problem-solving strategies. The strategies covered include Make an Organized List, Guess and Check, Solve a Simpler Equation, Design a Table or Chart, Work Backward, Write an Equation, Find a Pattern, Make a Model, Act It […]

Today’s Study Skills Lesson: What are Primary and Secondary Sources?

Students can use the summer break to shore up their study skills and prepare for middle school and high school with this 30-lesson summer workbook. All educational standards require students to be able to read and comprehend nonfiction passages at grade level, write objective summaries of nonfiction text, and use context clues to determine the […]

Math Strategy: Look for a Pattern

Count within 1,000; skip-count by 5s, 10s, and 100s; identify and explain patterns in arithmetic.  Find more standards-based summer practice here. The files below are at a second grade and a Pre-K level. Click here for the Pre-K level. The Summer Solutions Pre-K Math and Language Arts book is for students entering kindergarten. This 30-lesson […]

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 […]