The Olympic weekend was spectacular! Today we’re updating playgrounds with some exceptional content. We’re featuring Olympians in many sports.
We catch up with Kayla Harrison after her gold medal triumph in judo at the London Games.
Tony Azevedo spends some time at his local YMCA answering questions from kids about his muscles and being an Olympian.
Michael Phelps, Olympic medalist, explains his drive for gold and excellence.
Getting up and going to practice is sometimes the hardest part of preparation, as explained by several Olympians in this video.
See more great, fun and educational content for kids at Playrific.com.
We updated and refreshed playgrounds with several items Friday. We’re continuing to add more items during the day, so be sure to check back.
The weekend games look awesome. We’ll feature more Olympians all week so be sure to visit on Monday for more!
We’ve updated our Olympic content with new items added today.
We add this content directly to the playgrounds of children who are registered. If you haven’t yet registered but want to find it all in one place, this is a great time to register and set up your child’s playground. Contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we’ll add this to the playground of your newly registered child or children.
The London 2012 Olympics are proceeding with great excitement: new faces, new records, great competitions.
We’re featuring 3 new items for today:
- USA Gymnastics Coach Kelli was inducted into the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame in 2005. She has coached a handful of Olympians. Kelli starts you here with the basics. Gymnastics basics
- The US women’s soccer team looks to defend their gold medal in London; The US women’s soccer team has been changing history for women’s sports since their dramatic 1999 World Cup win. They are looking to continue tradition. The US women’s soccer team
Each month we look for special events, holidays and celebrations as well as seasonal items to feature at Playrific. We’ll often highlight and celebrate the birthday of a someone in children’s literature. If we miss a birthday, we may wish the author or character(s) a Happy Belated Birthday.
August is jam packed with notable events. Although we are not, unfortunately celebrating Ice Cream Day again, we will celebrate Ice Cream Sandwich Day. Some of the events are listed below. Be sure to check back to see others we’ve found and for links to media that relates to the events.
Birthdays this month include:
- Aug 1: Francis Scott Key, author of the “Star Spangled Banner,” the US national anthem (1779)
- Aug 5: Neil Armstrong’s Birthday – 1930
- Aug 6: Alfred Lord Tennyson – 1809
- Aug 6: Odie (Garfield’s best friend)
- Aug 9: Betty Boop (1930)
We found a biography of Betty Boop at Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
- Aug 10: Herbert Hoover
- Aug 11 : Hulk Hogan
- Aug 13 : Annie Oakley (1860)
- Aug 15: Julia Child
- Aug 17: Davy Crockett
- Aug 19: Bill Clinton
- Aug 19: Mr. Snuffleupagus
- Aug 19: Orville Wright – 1871
- Aug 21: Wilt Chamberlain
- Aug 27: Mother Teresa 1910
- Aug 29: Speedy Gonzales’ Birthday
- Aug 30: Herry Monster
- Aug 31: Alan Jay Lerner
- MTV debuted on August 1, 1981. Happy Birthday MTV!
- Aug 2, celebrate National Ice Cream Sandwich Day and Chocolate Chip Cookie Day on the 4th.
- Aug 3: Columbus Set Sail on his 1st voyage – 1492
- Aug 23: First Photograph of Earth From the Moon – 1966
Playrific has updated Olympics content! We’re working to bring you updated content for kids of all ages.
Items added today include:
If you’ve got some favorites that we missed, please send us a note.