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Three Ways to Make the Olympics Educational for Your Kids


With the 2012 Summer Olympics around the corner, some parents may be worried about their kids sitting in front of the TV for hours watching the events and not learning anything. We found three products—a book, a movie, and a game—to help make the event watching more educational. With older kids, read the book or watch the movie, then have a discussion about the athletes featured. For younger kids, play the game to learn and review math skills.
 

Speed to Glory: The Cullen James Story by Natalie DavisREAD: Bronx-raised swimming sensation Cullen Jones shares his story growing up in New York and his journey to becoming one of the most coveted Olympic swimmers on the block. Speed to Glory by Natalie Davis Miller, available this July from ZonderKidz Biography, $6.99; amazon.com.


American Experience: Jesse Owens; PBS

WATCH: The controversial 1936 Olympics, held in Berlin, Germany, set the stage for cultural tension and horrific racism. In American Experience: Jesse Owens, PBS explores one athlete who stood up against the odds and became an Olympic legend in the face of adversity. Available at shoppbs.org for $19.99.



 

Team Umizoomi: Umigames; Paramount and NickelodeonPLAY AND LEARN: Math just got the Olympic treatment! With Team Umizoomi: Umigames, preschoolers will learn skills from counting to measurement through games, adventure missions, and sports inspired by the Olympics. From Paramount and Nickelodeon, available on DVD for $14.99; nickshop.com.

  

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