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.

Breathe deeply.

December 18, 2016 to December 24, 2016

When children get stressed, anxious, or even panicked, breathing deeply has been shown to help calm them down. Practice "belly breathing" together with these tips from PBS.

Connect with your children about their school days.

December 11, 2016 to December 17, 2016

Asking the right questions will give you a better sense of what challenges your kids may be facing on a day-to-day basis. For suggestions and tips, including how to recognize if your child may be experiencing bullying or peer abuse, visit Prevent Child Abuse America.

Get winter weather ready.

December 4, 2016 to December 10, 2016

These tips from ready.gov can help you ensure that you and your family are ready for snow storms and extreme cold in the months ahead.

Heads up!

November 27, 2016 to December 3, 2016

Concussions can happen in the blink of an eye and result from a variety of circumstances. Although they range in severity, it is important to learn about the signs and symptoms of a concussion and what you can do if you think your child may have one. Find out more from USA.gov.

Keep teeth strong and healthy.

November 20, 2016 to November 26, 2016

Whether or not you have a dental plan, there could be low-cost dental service options in your area. Find a dentist and schedule an appointment for your child through InsureKidsNow.Gov's Find a Dentist locator

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month this November.

November 13, 2016 to November 19, 2016

Designed for students and teachers, the Infinity of Nations Culture Quest website from the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. The site includes a gallery, where kids can explore 25 works of art and interactive segments, and Meet the Artist, which introduces kids to five Native American artists and their modern creations.

Learn how to become President of the United States

November 6, 2016 to November 12, 2016

With the presidential election happening this week, it's a good time to teach kids the election process so that when they are old enough to vote, they can be informed about what their choice means and why it counts.

Get creative with leftover Halloween candy.

October 30, 2016 to November 5, 2016

Making your way through a mountain of leftover Halloween candy may sound like fun, but it's definitely not the healthiest plan! Check out this list of 15 ideas for what kids can do to "recycle" their extra candy from KidsHealth