It’s the time of e-readers, smartphones, tablets, and video games. These days it seems children can explore the world without ever leaving the comfort of their living room couch, and while I love the internet and technology as much as the next person, I get a bit bummed when I have to persuade my 5-year-old to abandon whatever device has his attention at the moment and step out into the sunshine.
There’s no better time to fall in love with the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of the great outdoors than the Summer and this year I want our family to spend as little time indoors as possible.
This year I want to show my children exactly what summer was all about for me growing up. By September I know we’ll share a favorite season and a few new favorite memories.
Here are 15 summer memories from my childhood I want my children to experience this year:
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