Page Content Summer always has a way of slipping away too fast, so don’t waste time and energy on unwanted stress or unnecessary strife. Savor every moment with your family by being prepared, setting some ground rules and having a plan to tackle any challenge – from bad attitudes to boredom – that can darken your day. All the tools you need for a more relaxing, entertaining and educational summertime are just a click away. Start by downloading your customized summer contract. It makes managing behaviors a breeze. Use learning cards to spark your children’s imaginations (plus, the activities don’t feel anything like schoolwork!). Pick outside-the-box summer activities that will create memories while enriching your children’s social and emotional development. Find more ideas below… and make this summer something special! Try these helpful tools at home Summer ContractWhen school's out and the kids are home, you need a plan to get your family through the summer-month challenges. This “contract” is your ticket. Learn More Tune Out TVNow that school is out for the summer, are you afraid the only thing that will get a workout in your house is the TV? Here are some suggestions on how to limit TV time this summer. Learn More Summer Activities ListWhen your kids are moping around complaining that there's nothing to do this summer, you've now got an answer for them! Learn More Learning Cards(Grades K-3)School's out, but that doesn't mean kids stop learning. These fun summer learning cards for grades K–3 will flex their mental muscles and inspire creativity. Learn More Learning Cards(Grades 4-6)As kids get older, summer learning can become a challenge. These fun learning cards, geared toward grades 4 through 6, will keep kids active in their learning this summer. Learn More Your Summer Vacation Survival GuideWe all know what can happen when you pack into the family car on vacation. So, how can you make the most of this annual tradition while minimizing the chance of catastrophe? Learn More More Summer FunIf you think your summer is crazy, imagine what it’s like with six to eight kids under the same roof! Summer at Boys Town is filled with chores, activities, school and fun. Dr. Kristen Galloway also talks about the right balance of school work and summer fun. Watch below. School's Out, but Summer Experiences Keep Kids LearningStudents who are not provided with summer learning opportunities start each school year with a learning deficit, compared to students who enjoyed experiential opportunities for summer learning. How to keep them learning. A Common Pitfall of Summer Break – Summer Learning LossWhile summer break should be a time to relax and have a little fun, it should not be a complete break from learning. Stay ahead of Summer Learning Loss.