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.

Create a Family Media Plan.

January 28, 2018 to February 3, 2018

If you notice that too much time on the phone or in front of the TV is starting to negatively impact your interaction with your kids, it may be time to look at setting up a Family Media Plan with this tool from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Think through it together and find a system that works for everyone!

Bundle up!

January 21, 2018 to January 27, 2018

Cold weather and playing in the snow can be great fun, and a great way to keep kids active in the winter, but it’s important to stay safe! Check out this handy infographic from CDC on how to check for and avoid frostbite & hypothermia this winter. 

Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

January 14, 2018 to January 20, 2018

This Monday, January 15, is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. It is also the National Day of Service! Start here for more information about Dr. King and MLK Day, then volunteer with your child to make a difference in your community.

Help your child cope with stress at any age.

January 7, 2018 to January 13, 2018

Stress and anxiety can affect a child at any age, with or without the impetus of a traumatic incident. For tips on how to deal with stress together, visit the CDC

Make a New Year's Resolution!

December 31, 2017 to January 6, 2018

Make the start of the 2018 an opportunity to change your lifestyle habits for the better! Talk to your kids about setting goals together, then check out PBS for ideas on making them stick.

Teach your children to look out for those in need.

December 24, 2017 to December 30, 2017

With winter comes hard times for many families. You and your family can help out through a coat drive, by volunteering at a soup kitchen, or through another community volunteering initiative in your area. Find a way to get involved near you through volunteer.gov.

Gear up for the winter months to come.

December 17, 2017 to December 23, 2017

The first official day of winter is December 21st! These tips from ready.gov can help you ensure that you and your family are ready for any snow storms and cold temperatures that may come your way.

Check out Sesame Street for Military Families.

December 10, 2017 to December 16, 2017

Sesame Street offers a variety of toolkits for families of all shapes and sizes, including military families. Take some time to explore their selection of resources for military families with your child.