Tag: Summer Vacation

How to Protect Your Teen From Summer Learning Loss

How to Protect Your Teen From Summer Learning Loss

| July 1, 2013 | 40 Comments

Is Your Kid Experiencing SLL? Most parents do a pretty good job of helping their teens stay occupied during the summer.  However, staying occupied is one thing, preventing SLL or Summer Learning Loss is another.  When I was a teacher in South Korea there were countless admirable things I gleaned from their education system.  In […]

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10 Reasons to Visit Your Local Library This Summer

10 Reasons to Visit Your Local Library This Summer

| June 27, 2013 | 2 Comments

One of the most wonderful resources at your disposal when it comes to getting kids to read is located right in your neighborhood: your local library. When the mercury rises and classes end for the school year, these are ten of the reasons why you might want to start spending more time at your local […]

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Calling Mowgli and Monty Python: Summer Learning Activities Galore

Calling Mowgli and Monty Python: Summer Learning Activities Galore

| June 21, 2013 | 12 Comments

Tomorrow is the first day of summer! And whether you celebrate solstice, school vacation, or something else, the National Summer Learning Association has a gathering for you! Events are planned all around the country. See the Summer Learning Day Event map to find one near you. There’ll be other parents and kids to meet and […]

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Are Summer College Visits Worthwhile?

Are Summer College Visits Worthwhile?

| June 25, 2012 | 2,457 Comments

Most parents of high school juniors—or rising seniors—feel some pressure as this summer before senior year rolls around. The college application process looms. The essay topic remains a mystery. Then, there’s the biggest question: where to apply? As a parent, you may see summer—when your child has no classes, no sports, no extracurricular activities, and […]

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10 Summer Activities That Look Good on College Applications

10 Summer Activities That Look Good on College Applications

| June 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

Does your child plan to catch some rays and chill in flip-flops this summer? While summer vacation offers a great respite from school, the activities your child chooses to participate in can actually help with college admissions. How an applicant spends his or her time during break can tell admission officers a lot about your […]

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Countdown to Summer

Countdown to Summer

| June 14, 2012 | 418 Comments

Within the next two weeks, children will be headed off to camp and many teens will be embarking on once in a lifetime journeys.  As time is ticking away, there are a number of things to do to get your children off to a great start.   Stick to the packing list. Camps and tour […]

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