As the academic year draws to a close and preparations for summer camp begin, many parents worry about whether their child will experience homesickness while away.  They might find some solace in Michael Thompson's new book, Homesick and Happy - How Time Away From Parents...

At last month's American Camp Association conference in Atlanta, GA there was continued discussion about new evidence supporting unstructured (not the same as unsupervised) play among children, including at summer camp!  The Joys of Doing Nothing, on Scholastic.com outlines some of what we know....