The London 2012 Summer Olympics are here and there are so many ways to use the games to your parental advantage to get your kids' blood pumping with some physical activity and their minds strong with some education.
We will be following the 2012 Summer Olympics and sharing with you all kinds ideas to keep your kids interested in this historical international event. So, whether your kids are hard core athletes or just play sports for fun, our series will be offering ideas to improve their health, enrich their education and encourage them to get out there and be more active.
Kids have big dreams. Some want to be firefighters, others dream of becoming doctors, and then there are those who are pursuing their dreams of Olympic gold, earning that medal and having it placed around their neck. Just ask Olympian Michael Phelps, the American swimmer who has won 17 Olympic medals and set numerous world records. His Olympic dream was born after watching swimmers Tom Malchow and Tom Dolan at the Atlanta 1996 Olympic Summer Games.
Unlike any event in the world, the Summer Olympics Games and its athletes from around the world inspire kids and adults alike. But it's no big secret that to become an Olympian takes talent, commitment and hard work.