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Editorial: Get your kids to read this summer

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Just because it's summer doesn't mean your children's minds have to go on vacation.

There are ways to avoid the "brain drain" that can affect children who spend their whole summer sleeping in late, playing video games, watching TV and complaining that there's nothing to do.

Research shows that students often forget a lot of what they learned during the previous school year, according to Education Minnesota. There's even a name for it - Summer Learning Loss.

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