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There's something for everyone at the library. Many libraries offer special classes, reading groups, storytime and more. Check with your local library for details. Also, try checking out different items such as videos, audio books, magazines, computer programs, etc. Return to the library on a regular basis (i.e. once a week, once every two weeks).
When you attend your child's sporting event, be sure to encourage them in a positive way. Telling children they didn't play well or that they should have done better won't inspire them to greater heights. Let the coach do the coaching. Your job is to let them know you think they are great, whether they win or lose the game.
Choose a hobby that can involve the whole family. Some suggestions are attending the live theater, learning about the history of your town or city, birdwatching, or gardening. Family hobbies can be started when children are very young and can grow as your family grows, including young and old alike.
Going on outings is an all time family favorite. If you don't have a park nearby, try going to your local elementary school during off hours or school breaks. They usually have play equipment for younger children and basketball hoops and soccer/football fields for older children. Don't forget to bring a ball.