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WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- There are ways to keep your kids learning over the summer.

Mariah Bruehl, founder of Playful Learning, said it's quick and easy to put bags together that can be both fun and educational.

The trick is putting together baskets with items you already have and displaying them in a new way so your children discover them as if they're brand new.

For example, gather a bag, colored pencils, paper, a magnifying glass and binoculars for your kids to draw nature sketches. Rather than setting a schedule, leave the materials out in plain sight and your kids will discover them on their own.

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