If, like our family, you and your kids are glued to Sochi and the 2014 Winter Olympic Games- this is a great opportunity for you to use this Olympic platform to teach your children about inspiration, teamwork and competition. Not only are the athletics themselves entertaining but what truly inspires our family, and what my son loves, is talking about the practice and perseverance it took for these athletes and their families to get to this point in their careers. In fact this has become our nightly ritual; watching the Olympics as my eight year old feverishly searches their stats and histories on google.
To help you foster conversations with your family, Common Sense Media to share a few key lessons you can teach your kids while tuning in. And Check out Common Sense Media's guide to watching the winter events as a family which is sure to inspire some viewing time together. And if you are a Netflix subscriber the excitement doesn't have to end with the closing ceremonies. Keep reading for 15 Netflix titles that will teach those key Olympic lessons all year long and help encourage conversations about inspiration and teamwork.And for moms, dads and older teens, be sure to watch The Fabulous Ice Age, a new documentary available only on Netflix that tells the never-before-told history of everyone's favorite Olympic event, figure skating.( It is REALLY GOOD!) We've also got an Olympic-sized craft project and snack too!
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Make Olympic sized Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal Crafts! Award the winners of your own backyard competitions with these easy to make, oven-baked clay medals that can be used again and again. Click here to learn how to make your own.
To make this month's conversation a little sweeter, whip up a few of these sports-themed mini cakes made with whole wheat, mashed bananas, and fresh orange juice. Click here to learn how to make your own.
Note: This post is part of my participation in the Netflix #StreamTeam program.