Although there are still a few weeks left until summer is officially over, it speeds up the end of the lazy days when kids are heading back to school the third week of August.
Your children probably look forward to summer vacation, which gives them a chance to slow down and recharge their batteries after an intense school year. There's a downside to summer, though, and it's called the summer slide.
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Since right now, on the other side of the planet in Australia, the period from June until August is considered "the winter season," talking about summer vacation seems strange to 12-year-old actress Jordana Beatty, who hails from Sydney, Australia.
The cost of gas is outrageous, but let's face it: your family is probably going to take at least one road trip this summer. Sure, you can play a videogame or spend the time text-messaging, but why not actually take the opportunity to look around at the new scenery while having fun at the same time?
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