Summer Screen Time Rules Printable

Kids everywhere are rejoicing – the end of the school year is near! But as much as I love the lazy days of summer, I find myself constantly searching for ideas to keep my kids entertained and avoid the dreaded summer slump. This year we will head into summer armed with new Summer Express workbooks and a summer screen time rules printable. 

This post is sponsored by Scholastic.

Summer Screen Time Rules Printable

Summer Screen Time Rules Printable

The summer slump is a real thing, but I try to help my kids stay sharp with a good dose of summer fun mixed. The big thing is not letting them veg out in front of the TV or play on the computer all day. They need to run, jump, play and learn, with a little bit of lazy screen time thrown in too.

What drives me crazy is the constant request for screen time. My girls play very well together, most of the time, but they need direction to get them started. So I created a printable filled with things they should do before they ask for screen time.

We won’t always do everything, but it’s a great place to start and hopefully to keep the constant, “Can I watch TV / play on the computer?” questions to a minimum.   

Download the Summer Screen Time Rules Printable here.

Weekly Reader Summer Express Workbooks

Since I am not a teacher, workbooks are a great way for me to help my kids review what they have learned. Summer Express workbooks are great because they are designed for kids to do one workbook page (front and back) each day of summer — 10 weeks, Monday – Friday.

Of course, you can skip and double up as needed, but one page a day is a nice refresh without spending a lot of time doing homework! It’s doable.

Scholastic Summer Express Workbooks

After taking a look at the books with my kids, they are excited because they get a sticker for each page they complete and a mini certificate each week. It’s a cute motivation, and my kids dig it. 

Summer Express workbooks are available for children entering K – 5th grade.

Each book is a review of a variety of concepts taught during the year prior and expected to know going into the next grade. Each book covers math, reading, grammar, vocabulary concepts and more, which means each day kids get to review something different. A great way to keep kids interested in working though the book. 

Summer Workbooks

Next fall, Sissy heads off to Kindergarten! It will be a big transition for her, and she was thrilled to learn that the Summer Express workbooks start with a book for the summer between Pre-K and Kindergarten. Now she can sit with her big sister and they can both work on their homework together. 

Summer Reading Giveaway


One lucky winner will receive a summer learning prize pack that includes:

  • 6 Summer Express workbooks (Pre-K – 5)
  • 5 Scholastic books to engage ages 4 – 12 (details below)
  • $50 Visa gift card for summer fun 

The Scholastic books included in the prize are:

  • Ice Cream Summer by Peter Sís
  • Little Red’s Riding Hood by Peter Stein and Chris Gall
  • The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
  • Rules of Summer by Shaun Tan
  • A Pet for Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold

To enter the giveaway, use the Rafflecopter below. Giveaway ends June 2, 2017.

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More Summer Fun

Keep track of summer reading with this Summer Reading Log printable.

Summer Reading Log

15 Free Summer Reading Programs

15 Free Kids Summer Reading Programs
15 Free Summer Activities For Kids

15 Free Summer Activities for Kids


  1. We try to find fun things to do that also involves learning at home science experiments.

  2. Kathy Pease says:

    My kids always read lots of books throughout the summer as the school made a list of books to be read

  3. Janine Hwang says:

    I try to keep lots of fun activities in our plans

  4. Carrie M says:

    We prevent slump by visiting the library and doing various workbooks that make the learning fun. We also have online math programs that are like games so she is learning while having fun.

  5. Trisha McKee says:

    We learn by going on road trips to educational places and we have trips to the library. We have picnics where we read under the sun.

  6. allison says:

    We are going to get outside as often as we can! Thanks so much for the chances to win.

  7. My daughter loves checking out books at the library.

  8. MaryAnn says:

    We participate in the local public library reading program. The kids get free swim passes for reading 10 books per week. They get to do something fun and still work to prevent summer slump.

  9. We utilize the library a lot!

  10. We keep reading as much as we can

  11. Breanna Pollard says:


  12. Philip Lawrence says:

    I prevent the Summer slump by planning each day the night before so I always have something planned to do.

  13. Laurie Emerson says:

    We go to the library twice a week and each child picks books to read. They also have some workbooks and each day we go over what they learned the previous school year.

  14. I keep my kids active, hiking, biking, swimming, baseball etc

  15. We try to stay active and find fun things to do.

  16. Jerry Marquardt says:

    I like to go to the beach to prevent summer slump.

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