This November 11th is Veterans Day, a time when we remember the service and sacrifice of our armed forces. Check out these resources from the National Education Association with your child to explore activities by grade level.
Activities of the Week
Honor our veterans.
Take your child trick-or-treating!
Make creative costumes together and enjoy the festivities, but don't forget to make safety your top priority. Be sure to check out these Halloween Health and Safety Tips from CDC.
Be a drama queen or king!
Dramatic play encourages kids to exercise their imaginations and creativity. Pick a few pretend scenes or roles to act out and let your children go wherever their imagination takes them! Maybe they want to be an astronaut, a doctor, or a teacher. The sky is the limit!
Support self-confidence in your daughter.
PBS offers some great advice and tips for raising self-confident daughters in a world where, according to one US-based study, girls as young as age six believe that brilliance is a male trait.
Play "Guess the Ingredient."
Ask each member of the family to guess the "secret ingredients" in a new dish. This fun and simple game will get everyone involved in food prep! For this and other activities for the dinner table, visit the Family Dinner Project.
Talk about mental health during Mental Illness Awareness week.
From October 1-7, participants across the country will be raising awareness of mental illness. Join the conversation with your children and find out how you both can better support those with mental illnesses, as well as look after your own mental wellbeing.
Need book ideas to read with your child?
These "Amazing" books from CDC can help. They're fun for your child, but also help you track their development as you move through the series, making them educational for you both!
Involve your teens in family dinner.
Once your kids hit their teenage years, it can be hard to consistently bring everyone to the table for some much-needed family time. These tips from CASA Family Day Blog for having a successful family dinner with teens can help!