It wasn't much of a summer (weather-wise) but it's worth remembering (especially when the Gradgrinds of the political and educational establishments start talking about abolishing it) that the long summer vac is so good because it gives kids the time and the freedom to just 'be'... and that includes to be bored.
I'm convinced children need a little boredom so they can learn how to entertain themselves. Life isn't a multi-media show and sometimes, some of the best pleasure are the simplest. And here's one of hours: a brief moment, early in the morning at granny's.
And who says telly can't be interactive?