The Olympic website has some very nifty tools for exploring the Olympic games with your kids.
Each sport has a page dedicated to it that tells you about the sports, the athletes, and the venues and includes the full schedule and photographs.Â You can learn about what it really takes to compete in the ‘skeleton’ or or ‘luge’ or ‘curling.’Â Each page also has a nice flash animation that details just how the sport works, and will show you strategic techniques, demonstrate how the event is scored, and show you all the equipment.Â For an example, check it out: Torino 2006 – Snowboard
Talk to your kids about how these athletes do what they do. Â Â Some of the athletes, like Sasha Cohen, have sites of their own, where they blog and you can read about how they got where they are.
If you are worried that your kids are spending too much time playing console games and not enough time outside, go check out the Olympics and maybe you’ll find something inspiring.