Article / Published Mar 29

One Great Thing for Monday, 3/30

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.

A lot of us are relying on screen time a little more than we’d prefer right now. But since extended screen time can backfire (surely our kids aren’t the only ones who turn feral after too many hours in front of the TV), consider how to allocate your screens most strategically. Save blocks of screen time for the parts of the day when you know your kids are going to be at their least productive—or when you have something really important to do.

Have you had enough of people posting their Instagram-worthy home workspaces online? Here’s a reality check on working from home.

Prodigy Math is one of our favorite e-learning sites—and it’s totally free. Setting up an account takes a few minutes, but it’s worth it. Whether your child's school is unable to provide math work or you just want some extras, start here.

“If you were to give everyone in the family new first names, what would they be?”

The Vatican is offering a virtual tour to see their historic artwork up close. Head to the Sistine Chapel and look up—check out that ceiling!

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