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Use it or lose it they say. A lot of research shows that children who don't come from enriching home environments with books and learning activities lose skills over summer. If you're browsing here you probably have activities in your home to keep your children's brains active and growing. If you're looking for more the titles here are specifically designed to keep children up to speed with core skills.

The Summer Skills series provides a colorful variety of exercises in the areas of math, language arts, social studies and science. You get a little bit of everything.

180 Days of Math from K - Gr 4 and Use It! Don't Lose It: Daily Math Practice for Gr 5 and up are both written with teachers and a school year in mind. They work just as well over summer though. Purchase the level for the grade your child will be going to go into and they'll start the school year ahead.

Reading is obviously important too. For young children self selected books and read alouds with parents are sufficient. If you want to supplement our reading comprehension titles can be found in our Reading Comprehension section. For older children keeping up with the skills used in Language Arts courses can be come more challenging. Use It! Don't Lose It from Gr 5 and up is an ideal product to help a child remember.

It's not difficult to avoid skill loss. Simply build a few learning activities into each day. Ten minutes a day (or twenty minutes three times a week) is all you need to build instead of lose skills.
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180 Days of Math for Kindergarten 180 Days of Reading for Kindergarten Bright & Brainy: Kindergarten Practice
Grade(s): K
Pages: 203
Activities: 5 activities for each of 180 days

This standards-based resource provides an engaging and purposeful practice page for every day of the school year. The practice pages follow a consistent format, and each key mathematical skill or concept is addressed daily.
Grade(s): K
Pages: 248, Digital Resource CD included.
Activities: 5 activities for each of 180 days

Standards-based resource provides an engaging and purposeful practice page for every day of the school year. Foundational skills and anchor standards for reading are addressed daily through fiction and nonfiction passages. Writing activities are included. Parents looking for supplemental reading activities can begin this title at any time during the school year. It works just a well for summer skill retention.
Grade(s): K
Pages: 248, Digital Resource CD included.

This must-have resource encourages kindergarten students to reinforce their knowledge of mathematical and language arts grade-level skills by providing practice pages for a broad range of Common Core language arts and mathematics standards.
180 Days of Language  for Kindergarten 180 Days of Writing for Kindergarten 180 Days of Math for First Grade
Grade(s): K
Pages: 208, Digital Resource CD included,

A year's worth of engaging and purposeful practice pages following a consistent format with each key language skill addressed daily, allowing students ample opportunities to master each one.
Grade(s): K
Pages: 216, Digital Resource CD included.

Standards-based resource provides an engaging and purposeful practice page for every day of the school year. Parents looking for supplemental writing activities can begin this title at any time during the school year. It works just a well for summer skill retention.
Grade(s): 1
Pages: 203
Activities: 8 activities for each of 180 days

This standards-based resource provides an engaging and purposeful practice page for every day of the school year. The practice pages follow a consistent format, and each key mathematical skill or concept is addressed daily.
180 Days of Reading for First Grade Bright & Brainy: 1st Grade Practice 180 Days of Language for First Grade
Grade(s): 1
Pages: 240, Digital Resource CD included.
Activities: 5 activities for each of 180 days

Standards-based resource provides an engaging and purposeful practice page for every day of the school year. Foundational skills and anchor standards for reading are addressed daily through fiction and nonfiction passages. Writing activities are included. Parents looking for supplemental reading activities can begin this title at any time during the school year. It works just a well for summer skill retention.
Grade: 1
Pages: 248, Digital Resource CD included.

This must-have resource encourages 1st Grade students to reinforce their knowledge of mathematical and language arts grade-level skills by providing practice pages for a broad range of Common Core language arts and mathematics standards.
Grade(s): 1
Pages: 208, Digital Resource CD included,

A year's worth of engaging and purposeful practice pages following a consistent format with each key language skill addressed daily, allowing students ample opportunities to master each one.
180 Days of Writing for First Grade 180 Days of Math for Second Grade 180 Days of Reading for Second Grade
Grade(s): 1
Pages: 216, Digital Resource CD included.

Standards-based resource provides an engaging and purposeful practice page for every day of the school year. Parents looking for supplemental writing activities can begin this title at any time during the school year. It works just a well for summer skill retention.
Grade(s): 2
Pages: 203
Activities: 5 activities for each of 180 days

This standards-based resource provides an engaging and purposeful practice page for every day of the school year. The practice pages follow a consistent format, and each key mathematical skill or concept is addressed daily.
Grade(s): 2
Pages: 240, Digital Resource CD included.
Activities: 5 activities for each of 180 days

Standards-based resource provides an engaging and purposeful practice page for every day of the school year. Foundational skills and anchor standards for reading are addressed daily through fiction and nonfiction passages. Writing activities are included. Parents looking for supplemental reading activities can begin this title at any time during the school year. It works just a well for summer skill retention.
Bright & Brainy: 2nd Grade Practice 180 Days of Language for Second Grade 180 Days of Writing for Second Grade
Grade: 2
Pages: 248, Digital Resource CD included.

This must-have resource encourages 2nd Grade students to reinforce their knowledge of mathematical and language arts grade-level skills by providing practice pages for a broad range of Common Core language arts and mathematics standards.
Grade(s): 2
Pages: 208, Digital Resource CD included,

A year's worth of engaging and purposeful practice pages following a consistent format with each key language skill addressed daily, allowing students ample opportunities to master each one.
Grade(s): 2
Pages: 216, Digital Resource CD included.

Standards-based resource provides an engaging and purposeful practice page for every day of the school year. Parents looking for supplemental writing activities can begin this title at any time during the school year. It works just a well for summer skill retention.
Reading for the Gifted Student Grade 2 Math for the Gifted Student Grade 2 Summer Splash Learning Activities Grades 2-3
Grade: 2
Pages: 192, perforated

A gifted child's reading level, critical-thinking ability, and interests can range far beyond his or her current grade level. This workbook caters to that unique capacity. This title contains reading material carefully calibrated for your advanced student.
Grade: 2
Pages: 191, perforated

A gifted child's reading level, critical-thinking ability, and interests can range far beyond his or her current grade level. This workbook caters to that unique capacity. This title contains reading material carefully calibrated for your advanced student.
Summer Splash Learning Activities will keep your child mentally active and learning all summer long. The self-motivating, hands-on-activities in this book will review topics your child learned in second grade and prepare him or her with the skills necessary to leap into the third grade!
180 Days of Math for Third Grade 180 Days of Reading for Third Grade Bright & Brainy: 3rd Grade Practice
Grade(s): 3
Pages: 203
Activities: 5 activities for each of 180 days

This standards-based resource provides an engaging and purposeful practice page for every day of the school year. The practice pages follow a consistent format, and each key mathematical skill or concept is addressed daily.
Grade(s): 3
Pages: 240, Digital Resource CD included.
Activities: 5 activities for each of 180 days

Standards-based resource provides an engaging and purposeful practice page for every day of the school year. Foundational skills and anchor standards for reading are addressed daily through fiction and nonfiction passages. Writing activities are included. Parents looking for supplemental reading activities can begin this title at any time during the school year. It works just a well for summer skill retention.
Grade: 3
Pages: 248, Digital Resource CD included.

This must-have resource encourages 3rd Grade students to reinforce their knowledge of mathematical and language arts grade-level skills by providing practice pages for a broad range of Common Core language arts and mathematics standards.
180 Days of Language for Third Grade 180 Days of Writing for Third Grade Math for the Gifted Student Grade 3
Grade(s): 3
Pages: 208, Digital Resource CD included,

A year's worth of engaging and purposeful practice pages following a consistent format with each key language skill addressed daily, allowing students ample opportunities to master each one.
Grade(s): 3
Pages: 216, Digital Resource CD included.

Standards-based resource provides an engaging and purposeful practice page for every day of the school year. Parents looking for supplemental writing activities can begin this title at any time during the school year. It works just a well for summer skill retention.
Grade: 3
Pages: 191, perforated

A gifted child's reading level, critical-thinking ability, and interests can range far beyond his or her current grade level. This workbook caters to that unique capacity. This title contains reading material carefully calibrated for your advanced student.
Summer Splash Learning Activities Grades3-4 180 Days of Math for Fourth Grade 180 Days of Reading for Fourth Grade
Summer Splash Learning Activities will keep your child mentally active and learning all summer long. The self-motivating, hands-on-activities in this book will review topics your child learned in third grade and prepare him or her with the skills necessary to leap into the fourth grade! Grade(s): 4
Pages: 203
Activities: 5 activities for each of 180 days

This standards-based resource provides an engaging and purposeful practice page for every day of the school year. The practice pages follow a consistent format, and each key mathematical skill or concept is addressed daily.
Grade(s): 4
Pages: 240, Digital Resource CD included.
Activities: 5 activities for each of 180 days

Standards-based resource provides an engaging and purposeful practice page for every day of the school year. Foundational skills and anchor standards for reading are addressed daily through fiction and nonfiction passages. Writing activities are included. Parents looking for supplemental reading activities can begin this title at any time during the school year. It works just a well for summer skill retention.
Bright & Brainy: 4th Grade Practice 180 Days of Language for Fourth Grade 180 Days of Writing for Fourth Grade
Grade: 4
Pages: 248, Digital Resource CD included.

This must-have resource encourages 4th Grade students to reinforce their knowledge of mathematical and language arts grade-level skills by providing practice pages for a broad range of Common Core language arts and mathematics standards.
Grade(s): 4
Pages: 208, Digital Resource CD included,

A year's worth of engaging and purposeful practice pages following a consistent format with each key language skill addressed daily, allowing students ample opportunities to master each one.
Grade(s): 4
Pages: 216, Digital Resource CD included.

Standards-based resource provides an engaging and purposeful practice page for every day of the school year. Parents looking for supplemental writing activities can begin this title at any time during the school year. It works just a well for summer skill retention.
Summer Splash Learning Activities Grades 4-5 Summer Splash Learning Activities Grades 5-6 180 Days of Reading for Fifth Grade
Summer Splash Learning Activities will keep your child mentally active and learning all summer long. The self-motivating, hands-on-activities in this book will review topics your child learned in fourth grade and prepare him or her with the skills necessary to leap into the fifth grade! Summer Splash Learning Activities will keep your child mentally active and learning all summer long. The self-motivating, hands-on-activities in this book will review topics your child learned in fifth grade and prepare him or her with the skills necessary to leap into the sixth grade!
Grade(s): 5
Pages: 240, Digital Resource CD included.
Activities: 5 activities for each of 180 days

Standards-based resource provides an engaging and purposeful practice page for every day of the school year. Foundational skills and anchor standards for reading are addressed daily through fiction and nonfiction passages. Writing activities are included. Parents looking for supplemental reading activities can begin this title at any time during the school year. It works just a well for summer skill retention.
Bright & Brainy: 5th Grade Practice 180 Days of Language for Fifth Grade 180 Days of Writing for Fifth Grade
Grade: 5
Pages: 248, Digital Resource CD included.

This must-have resource encourages 5th Grade students to reinforce their knowledge of mathematical and language arts grade-level skills by providing practice pages for a broad range of Common Core language arts and mathematics standards.
Grade(s): 5
Pages: 208, Digital Resource CD included,

A year's worth of engaging and purposeful practice pages following a consistent format with each key language skill addressed daily, allowing students ample opportunities to master each one.
Grade(s): 5
Pages: 216, Digital Resource CD included.

Standards-based resource provides an engaging and purposeful practice page for every day of the school year. Parents looking for supplemental writing activities can begin this title at any time during the school year. It works just a well for summer skill retention.
Use It! Don't Lose It! Daily Math Practice 5 Summer Activities for the Gifted Student going into Grade 5 Summer Activities for the Gifted Student going into Grade 6
Grade(s): 5
Activities: 55
Pages: 180

Five practice problems a day, every day for 36 weeks are set up in a spiraling scope and sequence. Students practice each skill at regular intervals and every time a skill shows up, it has a new context requiring students to dig into their memories, recall what they know, and apply it to a new situation. A perfect book for keeping skills intact over summer or supplementing a bored child during the school year.
Grade: entering 5
Pages: 191

Thought-provoking exercises designed to challenge your advanced learner during the vacation months helping your child to transition seamlessly from one grade to the next.
Grade: entering 6
Pages: 191

Thought-provoking exercises designed to challenge your advanced learner during the vacation months helping your child to transition seamlessly from one grade to the next.
180 Days of Reading for Sixth Grade Bright & Brainy: 6th Grade Practice 180 Days of Math for Sixth Grade
Grade(s): 6
Pages: 240, Digital Resource CD included.
Activities: 5 activities for each of 180 days

Standards-based resource provides an engaging and purposeful practice page for every day of the school year. Foundational skills and anchor standards for reading are addressed daily through fiction and nonfiction passages. Writing activities are included. Parents looking for supplemental reading activities can begin this title at any time during the school year. It works just a well for summer skill retention.
Grade: 6
Pages: 248, Digital Resource CD included.
This must-have resource encourages 6th Grade students to reinforce their knowledge of mathematical and language arts grade-level skills by providing practice pages for a broad range of Common Core language arts and mathematics standards.
Grade(s): 6
Pages: 203
Activities: 5 activities for each of 180 days

This standards-based resource provides an engaging and purposeful practice page for every day of the school year. The practice pages follow a consistent format, and each key mathematical skill or concept is addressed daily.
180 Days of Language for Sixth Grade 180 Days of Writing for Sixth Grade Reading for the Gifted Student Grade 6
Grade(s): 6
Pages: 208, Digital Resource CD included,

A year's worth of engaging and purposeful practice pages following a consistent format with each key language skill addressed daily, allowing students ample opportunities to master each one.
Grade(s): 6
Pages: 216, Digital Resource CD included.

Standards-based resource provides an engaging and purposeful practice page for every day of the school year. Parents looking for supplemental writing activities can begin this title at any time during the school year. It works just a well for summer skill retention.
Grade: 6
Pages: 192, perforated

A gifted child's reading level, critical-thinking ability, and interests can range far beyond his or her current grade level. This workbook caters to that unique capacity. This title contains reading material carefully calibrated for your advanced student.
Vocabulary for the Gifted Student Grade 6 Use It! Don't Lose It! Language Arts 6 Use It! Don't Lose It! Language Arts 7
Grade: 6
Pages: 192, perforated, color
 
These engaging workbooks teach challenging words in context through reading passages, as well as through critical thinking, writing, and drawing activities.  All the exercises are formulated to be one- to one-and-a-half levels above the child's current grade.
Grade(s): 6
Activities: 55
Pages: 180

Five practice problems a day, every day for 36 weeks are set up in a spiraling scope and sequence. Students practice each skill at regular intervals and every time a skill shows up, it has a new context requiring students to dig into their memories, recall what they know, and apply it to a new situation.A perfect book for keeping skills intact over summer or supplementing a bored child during the school year.
Grade(s): 7
Activities: 55
Pages: 180

Five practice problems a day, every day for 36 weeks are set up in a spiraling scope and sequence. Students practice each skill at regular intervals and every time a skill shows up, it has a new context requiring students to dig into their memories, recall what they know, and apply it to a new situation.A perfect book for keeping skills intact over summer or supplementing a bored child during the school year.
Use It! Don't Lose It! Language Arts 9 Reading for the Gifted Student Grade 1 Math for the Gifted Student Grade 1
Grade(s): 9
Activities: 55
Pages: 180

Five practice problems a day, every day for 36 weeks are set up in a spiraling scope and sequence. Students practice each skill at regular intervals and every time a skill shows up, it has a new context requiring students to dig into their memories, recall what they know, and apply it to a new situation.A perfect book for keeping skills intact over summer or supplementing a bored child during the school year.
Grade: 2
Pages: 191, perforated

A gifted child's reading level, critical-thinking ability, and interests can range far beyond his or her current grade level. This workbook caters to that unique capacity. This title contains reading material carefully calibrated for your advanced student.
Grade: 1
Pages: 191, perforated

A gifted child's reading level, critical-thinking ability, and interests can range far beyond his or her current grade level. This workbook caters to that unique capacity. This title contains reading material carefully calibrated for your advanced student.
   
 
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