In looking for the photo in my last post I found a couple of Olympic websites I thought were really cool. Thought I'd list them here for you....
I am recommending these sites based on a 'quick' look around.
Oh, and if you want some good books for the kids, we got these three from Book Depository. They are fabulous......
The Olympics most wanted: The Top 10 Book of the Olympics' Gold Medal Gaffes, Improbable Triumphs, and Other Oddities
The kids love this one. All the funny, weird and cool things that have happened.
The London Olympics 2012: An Unofficial Guide.
It's a childs version of the guide and very readable. Our kids have enjoyed finding out more about the games in London.
The complete book of the Olympics 2012: Wallechinsky's compendious book has long been the preeminent point of reference for sports enthusiasts and journalists. A treasure trove of 116 years of Olympic history, it concentrates on the strange, the memorable, and the unbelievable making it an essential Olympics book.
This book is big. It's long and factual. If your child is into facts, when, where and who. This is the book for them. Even I find it a bit too much. But the kids love looking things up when needed. I see it being in use when the games are on and we're watching a particular sport that they can then look up.