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Low- or no-cost summer activities for little ones

July 4, 2013
By Sue Junge , Times-Republican

I remember back when I was a kid that the most fun I had was when I was playing outside with my cousins; catching fireflies at night; playing tag; going to a local lake swimming; and just hanging out together. It seems like, with the advancement of technology, more and more children seem to have a hard time "playing". If there is not a screen in front of them, they really don't know what to do. We live at a lake and I love to see the grandkids come and just have some old-fashioned fun; they swim all day, eat snacks on the deck; laugh and giggle, get the flashlights out at night; and have a bonfire when the sun goes down. No TV, video games, DSs, phones, etc. - just plain old, using your imagination, fun. I found a few activities on the PBS website to do with your little ones this summer that really don't cost much and help us get back to the basics.



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