It's hard to miss the Olympics buzz, and my kids are certainly excited about the 2012 Games, but with a limited attention span (hopefully NBC will do a better job editing/broadcasting these games than they've done in the past - JMO), how can I make Olympic viewing a fun family activity and even a learning experience at the same time? Leave it to one of my favorite websites to have some suggestions: Common Sense Media. If you're not familiar with this website, I highly recommend it!
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These and MANY more questions are answered for parents seeking to be media-savvy.
I'm definitely going to be turning to Common Sense Media's family guide to Olympic viewing as well as their ideas for turning the Olympics into teachable moments. Plus more great ideas for kids of all ages. - LN