As per back of book:
Time is a child's most precious prossession. In the middle years of childhood, from six to twelve, 80% of a child's waking time is spent out of school. How this time is used is critical because it is in these years that children form the ideas, skills, and habits which last a lifetime.
SCHOOL'S OUT presents ways for parents (and other adults) to provide practical help and guidance. It brings together resources, checklists, and hundreds of ideas that will help today's busy parents and their school age children. It looks upon this time of growing independence as an opportunity for all.