When I Grow Up, I Want to Go to the Olympics!

Olympic rings
Source: Jon Curnow, Flickr

We've hit upon the two weeks that come once every four years—the Winter Olympics. As a winter sports fanatic, I can assure you I am doing somersaults (even though somersaults are part of gymnastics, which are during the Summer Olympics) over an exciting two weeks of snowboarding, skiing, figure skating, luge, bobsled, ice hockey, skeleton, ski  jumping, speed skating and even the thrilling sport of curling!

Practically all the sports in the Winter Olympics tickle my fancy, and as youngsters are watching the games on TV (for a full Olympics viewing guide and television listings, visit NBC Olympics), chances are some of the sports will pique their interest. If the kids aren't already involved in winter sports, it's a great time to sign them up, and the Olympics are a great way to get kids interested.

A trip to the library can also help satisfy kids' curiosity about all the cool winter sports they're seeing on TV.

Here are just a few of  my favorites:

Carve It Snowboarding

Ice Hockey

Figure Skating

Ski

Lastly, be sure to visit Sochi 2014 Olympics for a complete family-friendly guide to all the Winter Olympic sports, news, medal counts, results, athletes and countries represented in the 2014 Winter Games. Most importantly, and to show kids the art of sportsmanship, Go Team USA and good luck to all the athletes!

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