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Movies That Are Way Better Than Real Summer Camp

the-sandlotFor most kids, summer camp begins this week. I wasn’t a fan of real summer camp and it might be because what these movie characters were up to in the summertime looked like much more fun than that.

The Sandlot

Had Smalls, Benny and co. played baseball at a proper summer camp they would have had an endless supply of equipment and baseballs – and likely wouldn’t have been contending with the Beast for that matter – but the resulting hijinks are what make the summer such an unforgettable season. So what if they had to forfeit a Babe Ruth-signed baseball worth thousands of dollars? (Well, that, a pot, a vacuum cleaner and an Erector Set.) Smalls even says it himself; “… every summer was great, but none of them ever came close to that first one.”

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Movies to Inspire Your Kids to Go Outside Before School Starts

the-sandlotAs someone who has willingly spent a chunk of the summer inside a movie theater, there’s no denying the appeal of indoor activities, but what if you could get the best of both worlds? We’ve pinpointed an assortment of movies that’ll ensure your kids feel the need to get up and go outside after enjoying some couch time– like Disney’s Planes in theaters this week!

The Sandlot

Unless there’s a 300-pound English Mastiff roaming the neighborhood, motivate your kid to play some baseball withThe Sandlot. Your kid thinks he or she isn’t good at anything and is just an egghead? Remind them where Scotty Smalls started off. Couldn’t catch or throw a ball to save his life one day, but is wailing Babe Ruth-signed baseballs out of the sandlot and into the clutches of the Beast the next.

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