Chill Out! 10 Places That Stay COOL All Summer

Highs in the 60s and 70s? Lows in the 40s and 50s? With the summer heat arriving early this year, those temperatures may sound too good to be true. But when the mercury climbs, these beautiful destinations stay refreshingly cool. Here, the 10 best places to beat the heat. Denali National Park, AK, offers jaw-dropping…

Funny Friday

Have you had a conversation with a two year old? Help your child learn to read today with Reading Kingdom.  Sign up here for a free 30 day trial. Melissa BernardMelissa is Reading Kingdom’s community manager and mom to two daughters, 4 dogs, 2 cats, and 2 tortoises. She is also an advocate for children…

A Crooked Kind of Perfect

Welcome to the life of Zoe. Zoe wants nothing more than to play the piano but her parents are holding her back. The book is reviewed by Melissa G. at Sweet on Books. What You Need to Know: Zoe wants nothing more than to play the piano, but in her family, that just may be…

41 Outdoor Activities to Get Kids Out of the House This Summer

The temperature’s rising, school’s out of session, and all your kids want to do is sit inside and play. Make the next warm summer day more fun than ever with games, crafts, and activities that you can do outside.  From messy projects to those that will cool tots off with splashes of water, we’ve come…

Ask Dr. Blank

Sarah (a parent) asks: My child won’t be five years old until right after September 1, but is very smart and mature. What are your thoughts? Can she go to kindergarten instead of prekindergarten so she doesn’t have to wait another year? Dr. Marion Blank, Reading Kingdom founder, answers: I am often asked this question…