Activities of the Week

Take Time to Be a Dad Today! Here are some suggestions for easy, no-cost or low-cost ways to spend meaningful time with your family. Everyone’s circumstances are different, so some of these activities might not be possible for you and your children.

Make your own (healthy) ice cream.

August 12, 2018 to August 18, 2018

There's just one ingredient: ripe bananas! 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 recipe and fun ideas for toppings from PBS Parents.

 

August 5th is Friendship Day!

August 5, 2018 to August 11, 2018

Learn about this fun holiday together, then help your child learn what it means to be a good friend with these tips on how adults can support healthy friendships.

College bound?

July 29, 2018 to August 4, 2018

If you have a child who is headed off to school in the fall, it can be overwhelming and even little bit scary! To prepare you both for this big life change, check out these eight things high school grads should do before leaving for college.

Time for a checkup!

July 22, 2018 to July 28, 2018

With kids being out of school for the summer, now is a good time to schedule that doctor's visit! Learn about the importance of regular check-ups, as well as what to expect at each visit, in these tip sheets. Be an example of good health – make an appointment for yourself too.

Share stories.

July 15, 2018 to July 21, 2018

The CDC's Rx Awareness campaign shares real stories of people who lost a loved one from prescription opioid overdose—or who were addicted to prescription opioids themselves – and encourages people to seek more information about the risks of addiction and overdose. Have this important conversation with your kids today. These tips can help you start!

Support reading skills at home.

July 8, 2018 to July 14, 2018

Use these age-specific tips from the Department of Education and the What Works Clearinghouse to keep your child reading all summer long.

Let's celebrate!

July 1, 2018 to July 7, 2018

July 4th marks our country's birthday: a holiday known for bringing people together to enjoy summer weather and celebrate independence. Use the Family Dinner Project's Recipe for Conversation to get your family talking this year!

Teach your child to be a good leader.

June 24, 2018 to June 30, 2018

PBS offers these tips to help parents raise kids with confidence, perseverance, and independence – all the qualities that make a strong leader!