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SHOW LIST FOR PARENTS WITH CHILDREN OUT FOR THE SUMMER

SHOW LIST FOR PARENTS WITH CHILDREN OUT FOR THE SUMMER

Summer’s here and the livin’ may not be easy — especially if you have children out of school for the summer and running around like crazy. But the TV schedule is just bursting with great ideas for the times you can’t just send them outside to soak up the sun.

Arm yourself (and your handy, dandy DVR) with these specials and series, all airing in the out-of-school months, so you can keep control over your kids’ veg-out time. (P.S. There's a good chance you moms and dads might even want to tune in yourself!)

For ages 5 to 8

“Maryoku Yummy” (weekdays, The Hub)

What young kid wouldn’t want to visit a land where wishes are made real? Let your child step into Nozumu, where that exact thing happens! Bonus for parents: It’s on at 10:30 a.m., so maybe your own wishes can come true when you get a little more shut-eye.

“WordGirl’s Ludicrously Literate Library Week” (July 11-15, PBS Kids)

This summer, PBS is putting its focus on kids and reading by tying many current series in with books and literacy. Subversive? You bet, but whatever works! This July, “WordGirl” will be expanding her vocabulary by tussling with the Association of Villains and many others. Here’s your vocabulary phrase of the week: must-read TV!

For ages 9 to 12

“I Can Be President: A Kid’s-Eye View” (wtarts June 22, HBO Family)

Maybe not every kid grows up wanting to be the President of the United States, but it is the dream for millions of ambitious youngsters, who share that hope in this HBO Family Film. Maybe it will inspire your child in just the right way. Watch it together!

“Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension” (June 24, Disney Channel)

Look out! Dr. Doofenshmirtz is after our heroes, Phineas and Ferb, who’ve been transported to a parallel dimension. Naturally, the Doc is up to no good and it’s up to the boys (and possibly sis Candace) to save the day. Gitchee gitchee go-go-go! 

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