6 Teacher-Recommended Ways to Combat the Summer Slide

Summer means a lot of things – fun in the sun, cookouts, and time with friends and family, but it can also lead to a loss of academic skill that your child worked so hard to acquire over the previous school year. The good news is that keeping academic skills sharp over the summer months […]

The Art of Compromise and Summer Learning With Your Tween

Boy Wonder and I disagree on a lot of things. This time we did it on video for Babble. Ch-ch-check us out on Boy Wonder’s video debut!

6 Reasons Boy Wonder Thinks He *Deserves* a Summer Vacation

It’s me, Boy Wonder again. Thanks for reading my last blog on why tweens need cell phones. It made me feel good to have you read it because some people thought I was right. I’m on summer vacation but it doesn’t feel like I am. My mom has been making my brother and me do […]

13 Teacher-Recommended Ways to Keep Kids Learning This Summer

Ready or not, school’s just about out for summer! As much as a lazy summer vacation appeals to me, relaxed schedules and casual attitudes toward learning can take their toll on the skills our kids worked so hard to acquire throughout the previous school year. The summer between my son’s 4th and 5th grade school […]