Teaching Sports to Your Kids
In today’s culture, many children lead sedentary lifestyles. With video games, the internet, online games, and all the children’s programming on television, kids can stay entertained all day long indoors. In fact, a report released by the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry states that many children watch as much as 3-4 hours of television every single day. Getting your kids involved in community or school sports programs can give them many benefits they do not get sitting at home in front of the television or computer. Read more
A great part of being a dad is teaching your kids to play sports, and other games (my daughter is a beast at Texas Hold Em). There is more to it than just teaching them how to play, however. It is also an opportunity to teach your children one of the traditional values that often gets overlooked in sports these days: good sportsmanship. Being a great player kind of loses its importance if no one wants to play with you, so let’s go over a few tips on how to be a good sport, regardless of what game is being played. Read more
Everyone knows that kids need lots of activity to keep them healthy, fit, and out of your hair every now and then! Team and individual sports are great for the physical aspects, plus they teach cooperation, competition, and a sense of achievement. However, sports aren’t limited to the big names of basketball, baseball, football and soccer–there are tons of great sports games your kids (and you!) can play at home with stuff you have lying around. A fun time awaits you! Read more
Last year during playoff season, we did a super-fun activity. We listed the teams in the playoffs, and every member of the family picked their favourite winning team. It’s a great chance to talk about different cities and colours, as well as teach a healthy competitiveness. Every time there’s a new series, repeat the exercise. Have prizes after each round. Super fun, and you’re going to be watching anyway.
What could be better than nature combined with gadgets? Maybe a gorgeous hotel and getting picked up at the Four Seasons Whistler in the coolest jeep ever? We tried the new special Family Adventure Package through the Four Seasons Resort Whistler, and hiking will never be quite the same. As a family we met Nic Nero, who runs Whistler Geocaching Adventures. The kids were super-excited for the jeep ride, and when we approached Lost Lake, we got a lesson on using GPS walkie-talkies. Geocaching is a worldwide treasure-seeking game with the help of a GPS or GPS-enabled mobile device. It is one of the fastest growing live, recreational social media activities in the world. Read more