Healthy, strong family relationships are foundational to young people’s growth, learning, and well-being.
These relationships build strong social and emotional strengths that kids use throughout their lives.
But great family relationships don’t just happen..
Welcome to My Discovery Destination!
Discovery Family Adventures
where your family can find plenty of opportunities to
The Discovery Family Adventures provide ideas, activities, and experiences to help build strong family relationships.
Our goal is to strengthen family relationships to help kids be and become their best selves
and to support parents in raising happy, successful, resilient kids in an exciting,
but sometimes turbulent and dangerous world.
Choose from the Adventures listed below
(or design your own family adventure!)
Make Eye Contact
Keep family members safe as pedestrians through education about safe practices.
Review the information below together as a family and help each family member know how to keep themselves safe when walking and crossing the street.
Fix a favorite treat to share after this Adventure
Notice when your family members implement the things you learn in this Adventure and thank them for being careful. Let them know how much you care about them and their safety.
If you don't already have something, you may want to give each family member a special vest or night light they can carry with them to use in case they find themselves walking in the dark in dark clothing.
HEADS UP FOR PEDESTRIANS
Everyone walks. Work, shop or play, your journey always begins and ends on foot.
Even a single pedestrian fatality is too many. When pedestrians and drivers work together, we can avoid pedestrian accidents. For this Adventure take some time as a family to discuss pedestrian safety and learn safety tips as both pedestrians and drivers.
In a nutshell, BE ALERT!
DRIVERS: When you’re driving watch for, and make eye contact, with pedestrians.
PEDESTRIANS: BE SEEN!!
Watch this short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfN0GiZ1qo4
Here are some additional tips:
Cross in marked crosswalks, street corners and intersections only
Look left, right and behind before crossing a driveway or road
Avoid walking on the road. Use sidewalks and paths to keep you away from traffic, and stay on the shoulder if no path is available.
Walk facing the direction of traffic
Don't wear headphones or distracting headgear
Use lights, reflective gear or bright clothing and be alert for high speed vehicles
Make eye contact with motorists when turning.
Community Engagement Adventure
Super Achievers will want to help spread the word. Here are some ideas to share this information with others you love to create a safe, AWARE community:
Share the video link on your social media sites.
Create your own poster to promote the 'MAKE EYE CONTACT' message.
Each member of the family can share the information in person with at least 3 friends
What ideas can your family come up with to spread the message?
Take a picture of you and your family practicing pedestrian safety.
by Pedestrian Safety
Check back often as we will post new Adventures every week
Not sure how the Discovery Family Program works?
Discovery Family Program How-To Visual
My Discovery Destination! Adventures
Sponsored by My Discovery Destination! and local businesses and organizations in your community
for the purpose of
STRENGTHENING FAMILIES and BUILDING CHARACTER.