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The end of the school year is also the end of school bells ringing, classrooms buzzing, and the daily roar of the cafeteria. Think about giving your children’s ears a break and their brains a boost during the summer months by doing something that registers zero on the decibel scale. Encourage your kids to find a quiet, cool spot to relax and read a book.

Summer is the perfect time for kids to read books just for fun. If your children aren’t excited about reading, seek out books that explore their favorite activities. Do they like extreme sports, fantasy stories, building trains or car models, or taking care of animals? There are endless possibilities to explore. Your local librarian can also make suggestions based on age and reading level. Remember—all types of reading can help boost kids’ brain power, including magazines and comics.

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