From elsewhere in The Post: Is summer the time to improve algebra skills or learn to fly a kite? Momspeak columnist Tracy Grant encourages parents to think twice about orienting their kid’s summer vacation around academics.

“Is it really so bad to downshift from Memorial Day to Labor Day? To revel in not having to check homework, not having to be at Place X by Time Y? To allow your child’s brain — and yours — to work differently?” Grant asks.

Read her suggestions for what children can do to learn life lessons during the summer.

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