Even in a changed and changing world, I have reserved some mental energy for panicking about how my kids, husband and I will make it to September without everyone's brains turning into Haribo gummies. Unfortunately, as Steven Mintz, the author of "Huck's Raft: A History of American Childhood," told me, "The pandemic has exaggerated and intensified the worst features of children's play today: adult intrusion; the decline of physical, outdoor and social play; and mediation by screens." Ow. So, how do we adults ameliorate that while staying safe, employed and reasonably sane? Here are some ideas.