Tuesday, June 15, 2010

indoor skydiving

I saw a piece on tv about indoor skydiving. This is basically a wind tunnel driven by a huge fan. Students go through a short training session and then are brought in for about three minutes of "flying" time. This is an activity that is open to all ages and abilities. It sounds like a great activity for families with kids of all ages. It would be a really cool way to spend some family time together and would likely be a great memory for families who try this new activity.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

poetry party

Teaching kids about poetry can be as informal as a family get together with some fun poetry books. Finding poems that rhyme, ones that are shorter, ones that tell stories and ones that are funny and silly are great ways to spend family time together. Having everyone take turns reading poems aloud helps build bonds and strengthen ties as well as building academic skills. It's always a great time to have a poetry party!

*check for poems by Bruce Lansky and Shel Silverstein for some quick and easy poetry fun!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

to the gym

When you have teens, doing what they love to do is important. I had a nice time with my son going to the gym last night. Although we did not really work out together, it was nice to go together and spend time bettering ourselves, at least in the vicinity of one another!