Avoid the Summer Learning Slide With Educational Activities That are Actually Fun

Even during the jam-packed summer months, be sure to keep up with reading and other educational activities. Credit: Getty
Three months of swimming, sleeping late and watching a heck of a lot of TV can undo nine months of learning. In fact, ...

Contest Round-Up, Thumb Sucking, and Heidi Klum - Links We Love

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Register for baby, win a Wii for yourself! Between now and September 15th, parents who register for baby gifts at Babies 'R Us or Toys 'R Us -- and include select Wii or Nint...

Clerical Error Means 34 More Days of School

Summer is delayed for some California students. Photo: Maxime Perron Caissy/
As a kid, few things are as exciting as the anticipation of the last day of school. As the days get longer and warmer, the countdown to sweet, sweet freedom is ...

DailyDish - Summer vacation memory albums

Make sure your child is prepared to share memories what he/she did over summer vacation by helping him or her put together a summer vacation album....

DailyDish: Turn your backyard into a water park

Tickets to the water park can run up to $30 per kid. Make your backyard a wet-and-wild zone instead....

Finally! Summer is over!

I know my children don't feel as elated about the end of summer as I do, their daily groans as they mourn the end of summer are evidence to this. But I am so giddy that I can hardly wait to deposit them all at their school entrances. For today I will...

Does your preschool let out for the summer?

I have long been avoiding a certain reality this summer. I knew the time would come, but deep down I fancied that if I ignored the problem it would fix itself. But it didn't and the time has come, August has arrived and with it so has my youngest son...

Surburban families host underprivledged NYC kids at their homes for the summer

New York in the summer can be a little rough. Air conditioning is common, but not standard, and there's something about the city that makes you feel like you're melting into the concrete every time you go outdoors. For kids who grow up in the Five B...

Does going to school keep kids fit?

I have been known to gain a few pounds while on vacation. My eating habits change when I am not working and this usually means eating at odd hours and eating more just for the pleasure of it. All that lying around with no particular place to go also ...


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