>Click on "Beaches" on the Scenic Cams on Earth
>What’s a trip to the beach without building a sandcastle? Get the scoop on how to build the best at Sand Castle Central. There are tips for beginners, advice on what tools to use and a list of sand sculpture contests. Check How to Build a Sand Castle for a step-by-step guide to building sand castles.
Older kids can “hang ten” at the Exoloratium's Science of Surfing page. Learn about the physics of surfing and build the perfect wave at the site’s virtual surf break. If your kid is a real surfer dude or dudette, he or she can discover the history, culture and legends of the cool blue sport at www.surfhistory.com.
Along with surf and sand, comes the sun...and, according to current research, everyone should use sunscreen whenever going outdoors for more than 30 minutes, even when skies are gray, especially in the summertime. Review our guidelines on sun-proofing your children: how to protect your kids' skin from harmful rays, what to wear and what exactly SPF means.
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