There are a lot of ways to spend time being involved in your child’s life. Even spending a few minutes playing an age-appropriate game online can be a great opportunity to bond with your child. Here are a few resources and ideas to get you started.
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Going to the Barbershop Fatherhood Buzz Coloring Book
Through Fatherhood Buzz, the NRFC partners with communities and organizations across the nation to support barbershops in connecting dads with local resources to help build strong families. In 2014, the NRFC created “Going to the Barbershop” a coloring and activity book for dads and their school aged children together.
- Going to the Barbershop Fatherhood Buzz Coloring Book (2014) (PDF – 1.91 MB)
Family Fun and Entertainment Ideas for Kids
Sponsor: Family Education
Family Entertainment Center, includes games, arts and crafts projects and after-school activities, and explore ideas, decorations, and homemade gifts for the holidays. Also features game and toy recommendations, and a movie database.
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Sesame Playlists are a collection of games and videos that we have carefully selected to provide your child with just the right mix of entertainment and education. The site also includes an extensive section for parents.
PBS KIDS is committed to making a positive impact on the lives of children through curriculum-based entertainment. With a 360-degree approach towards learning and reaching children, PBS KIDS leverages the full spectrum of media and technology to build knowledge, critical thinking, imagination and curiosity. The sites games and videos are specially geared toward preschool and early elementary school kids.
PBS Parents' site includes information on child development, education, healthy kids, an online community, and a section on activities and games.
Geared toward pre-schoolers and young children, the site includes online games, printable pages (with games, activity packs), crafts, recipes, and a Family Life section. Movie and book guides, gift suggestions, health, family trip ideas, and more.
The site includes games and videos centered around Nickelodeon’s most popular shows. Geared toward grade school and middle school children.
Designed with middle school and high school kids in mind, the sight includes games, videos, and quizzes centered around TeenNick’s television programming.
Sponsor: Disney Channel
The site includes games, videos, and activities for grade school and middle school children. Mostly centered around the channel’s television programming and movies, the site also includes a link to Playhouse Disney, which is appropriate for pre-school age children. Site includes games to play with your children, parenting tips/information (including by age), travel advice, recipes, and coupons.
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