I don't know about you, but I can't get enough of the Olympics. My kids are somewhat obsessed. Every night we sit around the TV and watch the USA compete in London. Every morning the kids want a recap of what happened after they went to bed. It's great that they are so into it, and I want to encourage their interest and fascination with the Olympic games.
Reading is Fundamental (RIF), the nation's largest literacy non-profit organization, has put together a fun Olympic book list that will entice young sports fans and avid readers alike. Covering everything from culture to geography such as Wilma Unlimited; How to Train with a T-Rex and Win 8 Gold Medals; and some new finds too. There is something for every reader to help get them in the Olympic spirit!
RIF also has some wonderful Olympic themed activities that families can enjoy together during this exciting time. They are a fun and interactive way to root on the U.S. during the Olympics while helping children increase vocabulary, and literature understanding.
Also, be sure to take a look at RIF's comprehensive Activity Library , for other Olympic related activities to do with children during the Summer Olympics:
· Family Olympic Torch : A fun, simple craft the whole family can enjoy to get in the Olympic spirit!
· Olympic Medallions : Design Olympic medallions to award your reading superstar during your family's "Summer Reading Olympics."
· Around the World in Eighty Books : Help children learn about the different countries and cultures represented in the Olympics with this visual, cross-country trek.
· Outbatting Pete Rose : Have an avid sports fan? Challenge them to match or break the records of their favorite athletes through reading.