Right about now your kid is probably vegged out on the couch with an iPad playing his favorite game shooting bubbles (or whatever they do with bubbles in that game). While “down time” is one of the greatest perks of summer break, the result of all that downtime is what educators call the summer slide.
Nothing is better than the first few days of summer break. Everyone stays up later than usual eating watermelon and catching lightning bugs (or fireflies – depending on where you live). Kids run through sprinklers in the backyard and sell lemonade on the corner. Neighborhood kids meet at the local pond and try to catch that elusive fish that is a thing of legend.