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What fabulous show awaits the world tonight? The 2012 Summer Olympic Games have begun, and tonight London presents the opening ceremonies. Titled Isles of Wonder, the Olympic Opening Ceremony is predicted to be viewed live by a worldwide TV audience of over a billion people. If you're in the U.S., the event will be televised (delayed) on NBC at 7:30 p.m. Pacific and Eastern time, and is scheduled to run until about midnight.
During this time of unity and celebration of physical achievement, families can enjoy watching the games together and talking about the inspiring feats as well as concepts such as good sportsmanship, sacrifice and balance.While parents sit back and enjoy the show, it's guaranteed a good number of kids will be sprinting across the living room, doing back bends off the couch or begging to jump in the pool as they imitate their heroes and dream of winning gold themselves some day. Have fun watching the games, and check out our About.com Parenting compilation of ideas for more family fun and learning here : Summer Olympics for Kids: Use the Olympic Games to Inspire Play and Learning.
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