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!)
Avoid the Winter Cold and Flu
GOAL: Learn healthy habits to avoid getting common winter illnesses like the cold and flu.
The ADVENTURE: Review the tips below and incorporate them into your daily habits.
Recognize the efforts they make to improve in whatever area. For example, when you see them sneeze into their elbow instead of their hand thank them.
Create a 'Healthy Habits Counter' for the family to track how many days the family can stay healthy. This is similar to what you see on the freeways- "45 Days accident free on Utah Highways".
If the budget allows you could say however many days in the month the family is 'illness free' then that many dollars is spent on something the family has been wanting.
A healthy snack like their favorite fruit, gogurt, celery and peanut butter.
For little kids you can let them help make the healthy snack, like putting raisins on celery with peanut butter
Beat the Bug!!
Every day a child is absent from school, they miss out on valuable educational lessons. In addition, when they aren't feeling well it makes learning difficult.
STEPS FOR STAYING HEALTHY
Taking these simple steps for staying healthy during flu season can help stop germs from spreading —and children from missing school due to illnesses like cold and flu.
Help prevent the spread of germs and protect yourself from contagious illnesses by covering your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. If you don't have a tissue cough or sneeze into the inside of your collar, or even into your sleeve (somewhere that won't have contact with others.
Wash your hands with soap and warm water.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
Keep disinfecting wipes & disinfectant spray handy-- in your home, in your purse/bags, and send some to your child’s classroom for disinfecting germ hot spots like desks, chairs, door knobs and bathrooms.
Avoid sick people and stay home if you are sick.
Avoid other people who are coughing or sneezing.
Help fight the spread of germs at home by diligently cleaning and disinfecting countertops and frequently-touched surfaces like doorknobs and light switches.
Disinfect items that your child brings home from school—such as backpacks—to help prevent germs from spreading to other surfaces in the home.
Take a photo of your healthy and happy family, doing something to help keep you that way, and post it to your social media sites with the hashtag #BeattheBug
by Beat the Bug!
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.