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Meet Yiannis, Metro Parent August 2013 CoverKid – VIDEO

This 5-year-old Troy boy knows how to make a splash: He popped on swim trunks and hopped in an Oakland County lake! Learn more in our Q&A.

The final days of summer are prime time for playing in the water – and, when it's outdoors, that's even better! Yiannis, the Troy kid on the August 2013 cover of Metro Parent magazine, proved it in some cool blue swimwear, his attire of choice as he hopped off a floating raft, slid down a yellow waterslide and cruised around on a sweet power boat. The final shot nicely captured our issue's spotlight on awesome late-summer family fun – and, as the dusky pink sky implies, families are wise to savor every last drop of summer before it fades and sun rises on a new school year!

Get to know Yiannis a bit better in our Q&A video with him, starting with a cute montage of his responses (can you guess which questions we asked?), plans for summer – and some fun outtake footage from the photo shoot.

Interested in your kid being on the cover of Metro Parent magazine? Check out the Metro Parent CoverKids page! You'll learn all about how you can submit your kid's photo online for a shot at one of 10 top spots (the contest happens once a year). Natural self-confidence, poise and personality are what it takes. We hope you'll get your kids involved with the next CoverKids. You never know: The might wind up in the spotlight, too.

And you get a voice, too: Runners-up from this year's contest will soon be competing to be the 2013 Readers Choice winner. Voting takes place at MetroParent.com beginning Aug. 1, 2013 and ending Monday, Aug. 12. All winners are announced in the September 2013 issue. The 2013 competition is sponsored by MESP.

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