Get your child ready for the return to school with back-to-school crafts available from PBS. Try this recipe for DIY paper made from materials found around the house!
Activities of the Week
Check out some back to school crafts.
Happy birthday Park Service!
August 10th marks the birthday of the Smithsonian Institute.
Check out their website for interactive activities, including this virtual dinosaur exhibit, available right in your home!
Engage in Fatherhood Conversations with Your Son.
Every day conversations and moments can have opportunities to share with your son tips and guidance for if he becomes a father one day. Check out more tips for raising great sons to become great dads in our DadTalk Blog.
Be a Pig.
No, we don’t mean finish a bag of chips on your own. Pig is a game played by two people with one pair of dice. Addition games like Pig are a great way to support math skills and spend time together. Find more math games on the Strong Fathers website.
Connect Books to Life.
Reading is awesome, especially when you can connect the dots between what your kids are reading and their real life. Check out these “6 Tips on How to Show Your Child Reading is Awesome” from the National Fatherhood Initiative and the NRFC July webinar for more ways to encourage literacy with your family.
Make your own ice cream.
All you need are very ripe bananas, a freezer, and a blender. Healthy, natural, and less expensive than a trip to the local ice cream shop, kids can make a sundae by topping with all sorts of treats. Check out the details on what do to and ideas for toppings from PBS Parents.
In this June’s CASAFamilyDay Blog Carey Casey of the National Center for Fathering offered 6 ways for dads to connect with teenagers. One tip that works with kids of all ages, especially teens is to be curious and take a genuine interest in what your kids are interested in and what they are doing.