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Age Range: 2-18 (Grades Pre-K-12, varies by website; children with parental supervision)
Age Range: 8-17 (approx.)
This website offers a tutorial on the summer solstice in both English and Spanish. From the menu bar, you can choose the level of information you want – including “Beginner” (simple info with large type), “Intermediate,” and Advanced (small print, in-depth content).
Age Range: 2-7 (approx.)
In addition to a very simple explanation of the Summer Solstice, you find a list of Summer Reads for young children, discover how to make your own sun or a sun catcher, get a list of 7 summer activities, learn to make fun ice blocks, popsicles, and more!
Age Range: 5-13 (approx.)
This site is designed with educators in mind and includes a wide array of brain-boosting activities and lessons all themed around summer. For example, you’ll find a great lesson plan all about mosquitoes, ticks and other summer pests called, “What’s ‘Bugging’ You?” – and much, much more!
FactMonster: The American Summer Guide
Age Range: All (Varies according to topic or activity.)
This guide includes all kinds of information. Learn the origin of “Dog Days of Summer,” and the history of Summer Vacations, and the science behind the Summer Solstice. (Did you know that “solstice” comes from the Latin for “sun stands still”?) Learn about the rise and fall of roller coasters, get a BBQ Primer, take an Ice Cream Quiz, watch kid-submitted videos of fireworks and more!
UniversalPreschool: Summer Learning Fun
Author Marty Layne tells you how to brighten every summer day with these gentle, loving, playful activities.