Category Archives: Summertime

Embrace Screen Time: Educational Activities

Sick of screen time battles?  Surprise them and tell them yes!  They can pick from any one of these excellent educational activities using screens. You can also easily edit this list to make it just right for your family. Math Games … Continue reading

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Embrace Screen Time: Creativity Apps

Tired of fighting screen time battles?  Then tell them yes!  They can pick from any one of these excellent creative activities using screens. You can also easily edit this list to make it just right for your family. Although my … Continue reading

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Step 4: Summer Reading

A summer reading plan is so important that I made this topic separate from Summer Learning. Of course ideally reading is a year-round activity, but summer offers a great opportunity to get into a reading habit or accomplish new reading … Continue reading

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Step 2: Summer Chores

I find that summertime is a great time to help my kids learn new chores and add them to their regular chore list. During the school year, they’re often super busy with homework, sports, music lessons, etc., and they push … Continue reading

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Step 1: Summer Bucket Lists

Now that summer is here, my kids’ minds are swirling with ideas about all the fun things we’re going to do. I’ve learned that it’s important to capture all those plans and all that excitement early on in the summer and write … Continue reading

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Summer Fun

As I look forwards to summer with the kids, I feel a little overwhelmed wondering how I’m going to fill all those days. Although we love to keep it casual and unscheduled, sometimes a little structure can be helpful. Here’s … Continue reading

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Week 22: Summer Reading List

Week 22: Summer Reading List Our local library has a wonderful summer reading program and my kids have participated for many years. It’s great motivation to get the kids to keep reading over the summer. Now that they’re older, though, (9 … Continue reading

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