Article / Published Mar 26

One Great Thing for Friday, 3/27

As parents grappling with life in the era of coronavirus ourselves, we know how hard it feels to get through these days—let alone what the next weeks and months will bring. Every day, we’ll share a few great things that are helping us cope with kids at home, work to do, and plenty to worry about. We hope they help you, too.

For most of us, it’s the end of week two. We’ve all been in close proximity with our kids, and chances are there have been some moments of conflict. (No? Please teach us your ways.) None of us are perfect parents, so the best we can all do is remember to step away when we need to and come back when we can respond calmly. Asking for an assist—from your partner, an older child, or even via a friend or grandparent over FaceTime—can be a life-saver, too.

Here’s one unforeseen outcome of the coronavirus pandemic: The usually murky waters of the Venice Canals have gone crystal clear. Why?

Polar Bears International is offering a fantastic interactive story on polar bears that includes high-quality content and breathtaking photography. (And while you’re at it, visit the polar bear cam at the San Diego Zoo.)

“What television character would you like to change places with for a week?”

Make a collage with any materials you have at home. (Pro tip: Check the recycling bin.)

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