One Great Thing for Monday, 3/23

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.

Work with your family to make a simple schedule for the day, then post it somewhere visible. Consider putting the tough stuff—whatever that means for your individual kids—during the times of day when they have the most focus, and chunks of outdoor time, physical activity, and screen time during the times when you know they’ll be more restless.

Kids are carriers. Grandparents are vulnerable. There’s no time like the present to teach Grandma and Grandpa how to FaceTime.

OverSimplified provides funny, engaging, and surprisingly rich animated overviews of major episodes in history. Watch their 15 minute account of the American Revolution. This slightly irreverent resource is good for fourth grade and up. If you like it, there are plenty more.

"What does it mean to be a good friend right now—from a distance?"

Visit your favorite animals at the San Diego Zoo via live webcam.

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