101 Fun and Cheap Summer Activities for Kids

If your child is anything like the rest of us, they’ve been counting down the days until summer vacation for months. 

But now that it’s finally here, what’s there to do? How do you keep your child occupied and having fun when most of your summer will be spent at home this year? 

We have some ideas for you! With help from our Prodigy Champions, we put together a list of 101 summer activities for kids.


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37 Quick & Easy Brain Breaks for Kids

“It’s time to do homework.” 😱

This simple phrase is often dreaded by kids and parents. And it’s understandable. 

You want to stay involved in your child’s education, but homework only seems to lead to distraction, frustration or exhaustion (or all of the above). 

It might feel like a constant battle, and homework stress can lead to burnout and anxiety for kids if you’re not careful. 

That’s why brain breaks for kids are so important for reducing stress and keeping kids motivated to learn! 


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How to Talk About Racism in Your Household

Racism is an ongoing issue that’s ever-present, especially in American history. It’s a troubling topic that can be extremely overwhelming, for both kids and adults. 

As a parent, it might be difficult to know what to say to your children. You want to shield them, but also don’t want them to be uninformed or get their information from sources you don’t trust. 

We understand, and we want to help you have these conversations as best you can. 

Here are eight tips for talking to your kids about racism.


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Prodigy's Summer Question Quest

Make Math Fun for Your Child with the Prodigy Summer Question Quest

Summer is finally here! ☀️ Are you as excited as we are?

We know how much kids look forward to summer break. But we also know things are a bit different right now, since your child is probably already spending lots of time at home. 

That’s why this year, we’re introducing the Prodigy Summer Question Quest


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Is a Prodigy Membership Worth It?

“Is a Prodigy Membership worth it?”

It’s an important question to ask (since kids “need” to have all the apps 😅).

While Prodigy is always free to play, upgrading to a Premium Membership unlocks extra rewards and game content for your child! 

But if you’re considering a Membership, you might find yourself asking these questions:

  • Is it worth it? 
  • What’s the value? 
  • Is it necessary for my child?
  • What does it actually provide? 

We’re here to support you! This guide to Premium Memberships will outline everything you need to know to make an informed decision that works best for your family. 


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5 Tips On Keeping Your Child Healthy During The COVID-19 Pandemic

While families are stuck at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, children are likely to be experiencing something out of the norm. Having to stay inside, taking online classes, not meeting their friends, and avoiding playgrounds have changed their lifestyle and routine completely. This in-turn causes fear, anxiety, and restlessness in them.


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5 Ways To Take Care Of Your Child’s Mental Health During COVID Lockdown

While everyone is trying their best to navigate through the COVID crisis, it’s understandable that kids might get overwhelmed and scared with the entire phenomenon of lockdown. As much as parents are trying to reinstate a scheduled routine to engage their children, it is also important to focus on their mental health.


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WFH tips

8 Effective Work from Home Tips for Parents [From Other Parents!]

Recent changes to our day-to-day lives are leaving many parents with the monumental task of working and taking care of their children at home. 

And although we’re starting to adjust, things don’t seem to be getting much easier. Parents are working hard to find a balance, but many are becoming more overwhelmed and starting to experience burnout

We wanted to help you bring some normalcy to your new routine. So we reached out to our Prodigy team — employees, advocates and parents  — for their advice on how to work from home with kids in the house.


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