After a long summer off, prepare your kids for a happy, healthy return to school with these tips from Johns Hopkins, including how to create a better sleep schedule, prevent sports injuries, watch out for bullying, ease back-to-school anxieties, and more.
Activities of the Week
Get ready to go back to school!
Make dinner together.
Try a One Pot Wonder recipe from the Family Dinner Project! These meals are delicious, easy, and minimize clean up time afterwards.
Make a healthy summer snack.
Beat the August heat with this easy and fun frozen fruit cups recipe from Kids.gov. They show you how, step by step, in this how-to video.
Plant seeds and watch them grow.
Growing their own garden is a good way for kids to learn about science and the responsibility of taking care of a living thing. Learn how to grow seedlings in an egg carton with this craft from PBS.
Engage your children through nature.
Spending time outside offers a wide variety of opportunities for your kids to grow in their knowledge of the world around them! For ideas on how to take advantage of these opportunities, see this post from the DadTalk blog.
Prepare for college.
As kids get ready to go back to school in the next month, take the time to remind them about the opportunities, as well as the challenges, that lie ahead of them. For tips on how to talk to your child about college, see this post from the CASA Family Day blog.
Take Cookie Monster's Challenge!
Try this fun app from PBS with your kids and build essential skills for school readiness in the summer months.
Explore Immigrant Heritage Month.
Take some time with your kids to celebrate the diverse history of the nation they call home with these interactive activities for students from the Library of Congress.