How can I purchase Summer Solutions for my children if I don't have a school code?
To purchase Summer Solutions, please visit our web store at www.SummerSolutions.net. Parents can purchase Summer Solutions anytime using VISA, MasterCard, or Discover. Shipping & handling fees will apply. If you would like help with your order or to pay by check, call us toll free at 877-382-7537.
How do I know what my school's code is?
If you don't know your school's code, you can look it up or call us and we'll look it up for you. All we need to know is the name of the school and the school's zip code.
What if my school doesn't have a code?
If you don't have a code, you can still order Summer Solutions by visiting our web store at www.SummerSolutions.net. Purchase Summer Solutions anytime using VISA, MasterCard, or Discover. If you would like help with your order or to pay by check, call us toll free at 877-382-7537. Your order will be shipped directly to your home.
What if the school's ordering deadline has passed?
After the deadline date, you can still order Summer Solutions by visiting our web store at www.SummerSolutions.net. Purchase Summer Solutions anytime using VISA, MasterCard, or Discover. If you would like help with your order or to pay by check, call us toll free at 877-382-7537. Your order will be shipped directly to your home.
How can I get free shipping of Summer Solutions?
All customers will receive free ground shipping to any address in the continental United States.
What level do I purchase for my child?
Choose the Summer Solutions Level that matches the grade your child has just completed. For example, if your child has just finished second grade, choose Level 2. Summer Solutions books are designed to revisit skills and concepts that have already been introduced and mastered. The purpose is to allow the child to retain what was learned over the past year and in previous years.
I really want my child to work ahead during the summer; can I get a higher grade level?
Summer Solutions is designed to review and revisit material that has already been taught, and the lessons are meant to be done independently, in just minutes a day. If you purchase a grade level beyond the one your child has just completed, that book will contain material your child has not yet learned. The lessons will be too challenging and frustrating for a child to complete on his/her own.
How do I know if my child is doing it correctly?
The answers to lessons are in the back of the book, and each Summer Solutions book has a Help Pages section, as well. Your child should complete a lesson three times a week over a 10-week period. If your child is using more than one Summer Solutions book, the subjects can alternate or you can assign two or more lessons per day, one from each book. If your child is completing the lessons easily and quickly, the program is working. Please do not let your child complete all of the lessons during the first part of the summer. The strategy works best if the practice is spaced out over the summer. Skills stay sharp right up to the beginning of the new school year.
Why are the prices different from last year?
The price of each book now includes shipping and handling, and is actually
$0.51 less than last year.
If your school participates in the Easy ordering option, where the books are delivered to the school, the price is the same as last year.
I was told to buy Summer Math. Are there other subjects?
Yes, there are a variety of Summer Solutions books to choose from. Any child can use Summer Solutions, whether or not that child has used Simple Solutions. If you'd like more information about any of our series or help choosing the right books, please call us toll-free at 877-382-7537.
Can I expedite shipping?
Yes, you can expedite shipping by contacting Bright Ideas Press at 1-877-382-7537. Prices will vary depending on the number of books and the shipping address. All charges for expedited shipping are paid by the customer.
I have not received my order. Where are my books?
If you ordered through your child's school, your books will not be shipped until after the deadline date. Please allow two weeks for packaging and shipping these orders. If you believe your books are lost or there are any problems with your order, please call us toll-free at 877-382-7537 during business hours (8:30am-4:30pm EST, Monday through Friday). We will be happy to help you.
My child has not yet started school, is there a Summer Solutions book for pre-school?
Yes, we recommend Summer Solutions Pre-K, a math and language arts summer book for children who will be entering kindergarten in the fall. Using Summer Solutions Pre-K will help to prepare your child for kindergarten.
I ordered the wrong level of Summer Solutions for my child; what should I do?
Please call one of our representatives at 877-382-7537 for assistance. We will be happy to work with you to get the correct book into your child's hands as quickly as possible.
What is the difference between Simple Solutions and Summer Solutions?
Simple Solutions is a 140-lesson book that is designed for daily classroom use, whereas Summer Solutions lessons are meant to be done a few times per week over the 10-week summer break. Summer books contain 30 lessons, along with an answer key and Help Pages. Using Summer Solutions creates a seamless transition between grade levels because continuous review ensures retention of what was mastered at the grade level just completed. Summer Solutions books utilize the same strategy that students use throughout the school year with Simple Solutions. However, anyone can use Summer Solutions books,whether or not they have used Simple Solutions.