I figured out the trick to bridging the summer learning gap! Don't let the kiddos know they are learning. So, I try to find games that help me out with that. Educational Insights has made an awesome game called Surfside Scramble that is a ton of fun, but the kids are learning and don't even know it! 
     The point of the game is to race and swap your flip-flops, which have letters on them. Then, make as many words as you can. Surfside Scramble is for 2-4 players and is great for ages nine and up.