By Rob Baedeker
The long and lazy days of summer don't have to soften the brain. Keep your kids' neurons firing with these six word games that build vocabulary, work out memory, rev up critical thinking, and stimulate creativity.
An extra perk: These mental acrobatics are great to have in your parental tool kit to stave off boredom during long drives — or any time you're looking to keep your kids both amused and alert while school's out.
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