Summer

10 Tips to Stop the Summer Slide

Learning shouldn’t stop just because school is out. In fact, stepping too far away from the books can result in a learning loss. However, research has shown that encouraging kids to read just six books, or 20 minutes a day, over the summer can help prevent the summer slide. The key is finding ways to make reading fun, combining education …

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Tips on Keeping Your Baby Safe in the Sun

Sun safety is important for people of all ages, but it’s even more critical to protect babies’ skin, which is far more sensitive than that of older children and adults. “Prioritize a healthy and safe summer sun care routine for babies,” encourages Dr. Richard C. Kirkpatrick of the Brevard Skin and Cancer Center. “Burns are painful and dangerous, but they …

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Chilly Treats for Every Summer Occasion

  Honey-Peach Frozen Yogurt Sundaes Cool Party Cubes Fruit Salsa Sundaes Cherry Vanilla Crumble Squares (Family Features) After splashing in the pool, rooting on your favorite team or playing in the backyard, nothing beats the end of a long summer day like a cool, classic treat. So grab the kids, some bowls, spoons and the trusty old ice cream scoop …

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Classic, Cool Family Fun

Summer is the season when many of the best childhood memories are made. That’s why introducing future generations to treasured pastimes is an ideal way to ensure classic summer moments live on for years to come. Though the world has changed over the years, the simple pursuits of summers past can and should still live on. The long, warm days …

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Free snorkel tours

Learn about Southwest Florida estuary life, from the experts. Take a 20-minute boat ride, then get a close-up look, face to fin. Pay nothing for this snorkeling adventure, brought to you for the first time this summer by Charlotte Harbor Aquatic Preserves. •Who: Charlotte Harbor Aquatic Preserves •For: People age 10 and up, with basic swimming skills •When: Thursday, July …

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Get into the Swing of Summer Safety

Summer is a time of playground fun, swimming, boating, biking, camping and other outdoor activities. Unfortunately, these activities can lead to a higher risk of injuries. In fact, according to the Safe Kids U.S. Summer Ranking Report, summer is known as “trauma season” among U.S. public health and medical professionals because unintentional deaths and serious injuries increase dramatically among children …

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Kids Bowl Free

Select bowling centers and schools around the country are participating in the first ever Kids Bowl Free program. This program is designed by bowling centers to give back to the community and provide a safe, secure, and fun way for kids to spend time this summer. Children whose age does not exceed a limit by a participating bowling center are eligible to …

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Summer Movie Express

Regal’s popular Summer Movie Express program is back for 2015. The program will run for 9 weeks with select titles playing on Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout the Summer. Admission is only $1 and a portion of the proceeds goes to the Will Rogers Institute. More info here: Summer-Movie-Express Participating Regal Movie Theaters: – The Regal movie theaters at Bell Tower Shops …

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Tips to Throw the Perfect Summer Party on a Budget

One of the best ways to celebrate the summer season is by hosting an outdoor party for all your friends and neighbors. Don’t get overwhelmed by the party planning process. The discount experts at Dollar General are offering tips to help you save money and throw a hot summer party that all your guests will love. Set the Mood Escape …

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Summer Entertaining Ideas to Keep Your Cool

Hosting warm weather gatherings is a perfect way to spend time with friends and family in summer. Reduce stress by following these four simple tips for a great summer soiree that both you and your guests will enjoy. Pick a Theme Get started by choosing a theme for your summer celebration. A defined focus will allow you to quickly narrow …

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