Take a 'what if' trip.
Looking for a conversation starter over your next family dinner? Try this: If you could visit anywhere, or any time, in the world, where would it be, and why? Share your answer too!
Take a hike!
Walk around the neighborhood, go to a local park, or take a walk in the countryside. Wherever you choose, enjoy the opportunity to share time with your children, point out interesting things on the way, and build some precious family memories.
Take a trip!
"Travel" to Spain, China, or Australia. Borrow a library book with photos and facts about your destination, prepare a local-inspired meal, rent a documentary or movie that takes place in that country, and imagine yourselves there.
Take a trip to the (virtual) zoo.
The San Diego zoo offers live recordings of some of their animals, like penguins, pandas, and more! Log in with your little one to see the exhibits from your own home.
Take a walk!
Walking is great exercise, and a great time to talk to your child, no matter their age. Walk in a park, down the street, or even park at the back of the grocery store parking lot and use the time to catch up with what’s new in your child’s life.
Take Cookie Monster's Challenge!
Try this fun app from PBS with your kids and build essential skills for school readiness in the summer months.
Take the long road.
May is National Physical Fitness & Sports Month. Looking for a way to add some extra activity to your family's routine? Park your car as far away as possible so you have to walk a longer distance from your destination. Even better, walk or cycle to run errands in your community. Find more tips on ways to stay healthy!
Take your child trick-or-treating!
Make creative costumes together and enjoy the festivities, but don't forget to make safety your top priority. Be sure to check out these Halloween Health and Safety Tips from CDC.
Talk about mental health during Mental Illness Awareness week.
During the first week of October, participants across the country will be raising awareness of mental illness. Join the conversation with your children and find out how you both can better support those with mental illnesses, as well as look after your own mental well-being.
Talk to your teen about the dangers of distracted driving.
Car crashes are the leading cause of death in teenagers. Find out what you can do and how to talk to your child about safe driving habits with these tips from NIH.