summertime

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School's out. It's the time of year that was once reserved for kids to help their on their family farms to maintain and pull in the crops. Now, it's a time of leisure, play and (with any luck) visits to the grandparents. However, research shows that kids lose ground academically during the summer months unless they use the skills they learn in school throughout the year. Some studies suggest that the loss is up to three months of in-classroom work. That's where a parent, grandparent, favorite uncle or close family can make a real difference in a child's education. And it doesn't have to be in a classroom.
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