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Stop summer brain drain: Keep your kids active with butterfly gardens, more
Kids love the lazy days of summer because they get a break from the school grind. But the National Center for Summer Learning at Johns Hopkins University says students who don't engage their brain lose the equivalent of two months' worth of math and reading skills. From butterfly gardens to educational playing cards to high-tech pianos, toy insider mom Laurie Schacht has some fun ideas to keep your kids sharp during summer. (Run time: 4:04)
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