Will you be watching the Olympics opening ceremonies tonight? My daughter and I have a date to do so, and even though I know she'll get bored partway through and drift away, I'm still looking forward to a couple of weeks of having something for the two of us to watch together besides HGTV. If you're looking for ways to enjoy the Olympics with your kids, Catherine Holecko, the About.com guide to Family Fitness, has rounded up ideas from all around the About.com Parenting channel designed to "use the Olympic Games to inspire play and learning." Included is my gallery of Paralympic sports, to get you ready for the amazing but not-so-wildly-televised competition that comes after this one. You can also check my list of ten ways to support the U.S. Paralympis team and work on some of them while you take in the massive Olympics coverage together. Will you be watching the Olympics with your child? Share your viewing plans in the comments.
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