February 13, 2018

Olympic Gold for Learning

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Good sportsmanship is an important skill that can benefit your child for life. The 2018 Olympic Games provide an excellent opportunity to teach your child the benefits of good sportsmanship through fun activities for the whole family. Here are festive suggestions your family can use to “Win Gold” for learning how to practice this principle at home, within the classroom and your community.

The Olympics, Good Sportsmanship, and your child

Teaching sportsmanship.

Help define sportsmanship for your child by discussing how your child’s class and family are similar to a sports team. Ask them what the members of a team need to do in order to be successful. For example:


Learn what skills are involved to compete in the Olympic Games.

Print out photographs of popular winter sports. Use the photographs to help your child identify each sport during the competition.


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Show your Olympic spirit.


Continue learning after the games conclude by discussing ways to practice good sportsmanship at home and in the classroom. Consider making your own “medals” to reinforce instances where your child consistently demonstrates this value.

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