This summer, your kids may find themselves lacking motivation without school, but you can encourage them to learn throughout the summer by keeping a reading list and reading together every night.
Activities of the Week
Make a boat from recycled corks.
This fun summer craft from PBS can be done just about anywhere and is a great cure for summer boredom. Take the boats outside for a test float once they're done!
Celebrate America's birthday!
Spend some time outside to mark this historic holiday with your family. You can learn about the National Park Service's National Mall Celebration, as well as the history of American Independence here.
Stay safe in the sun.
The sun's rays can cause sunburn and other skin damage, including skin cancer, later in life. Talk to your kids about how to protect themselves from the effects of the sun this summer with these tips from KidsHealth.
While playing outside in the summer heat, it's easy for kids to forget to drink enough water. Encourage your kids to keep hydrating throughout the day and keep an eye out for the signs of dehydration, which can be very serious, especially for little ones.
Happy Father's Day!
This coming Sunday is Father's Day, which means celebrating all the dads, grandpas, and father figures out there. How are you celebrating? Send us a photo to share with other dads!
June is Great Outdoors Month!
Get outside with your kids as the weather heats up and check out these activities from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, including scavenger hunts, leaf rubbing, and more.
Spring into action.
Summer is approaching fast, but there is still plenty of spring left for these awesome activities to do with your kids. Check out 50 simple outdoor activities for kids for a complete list of ideas!