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Posted: Wednesday, June 24, 2015 10:00 am

“No more pencils and no more books” is a chant heard on playgrounds across the country when the final bell releases students for the summer months. And while Alice Cooper’s lyrics go on to showcase how excited the children are about their freedom from homework, they also highlight one of the biggest problems the American educational system faces each year: summer brain drain.

Sure, nobody wants to be in the classroom year-round, but there are plenty of ways to keep your children’s learning going strong – without the pencils and books. With the following suggestions, your children will have so much fun staying mentally engaged, they’ll be looking forward to the next learning activity all summer long.

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