I always thought my kids would be like me: quiet, bookish, and massively uncoordinated. But nope, at least one of them has some athletic ability. My son has been using that ability to play flag football. (I should have known that sippy cup being winged from the back seat by his toddler hands was a sign of things to come.) His time on the football field has been a learning experience, for both of us. He’s learned determination and teamwork, and I’ve learned that the trick play is actually called a “reverse.” Here are 4 more lessons I’ve learned from the football field:
Are you sending your child (gulp!) to overnight camp for the first time this summer? No worries, the kids at camps will have fun - it’s the parents who need the peace of mind. And getting the right items packed should help alleviate a little of this anxiety for you. This collected and curated advice about what to pack comes to you from parents who have been there, done that (and a few who were campers themselves as youngsters). These tips might be the only packing list you need.
Sick of the amount of time your kids are spending on video games this summer? When boredom strikes, give your digitally charmed youngster a summertime project that enhances their technical skills while also fostering their creativity.
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math: STEM. That’s what the education buzz seems to be all about these days, and with good reason. The future job market for your young learners will most likely rely heavily on the problem-solving and technical skills that go with these subjects. Your kids love their screen time. Why not direct them to programs, games, and sites that will teach them important educational skills along with having a great time. Here are some of the best shows, games, and websites for interacting with science, technology, and mathematics skills.
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