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First, the good news. As it turns out, the so-called summer slide might not be the threat to our nation’s children that we used to think it was. Children are always learning, no matter the season, but the absence of formal education does put more responsibility on the adults spending time with children in informal settings. So Early Learning Nation magazine asked leaders and experts, “How can parents and caregivers make this a playful learning...

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