Article / Published Apr 26

One Great Thing for Monday, 4/27

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.

While you’re at home, take stock of what’s in your first aid kit and ask your child if they know what each item is for and how to use it. If they don't know, now is a great time to learn. (Fair warning: This may result in your toddler wearing Band-Aids on every appendage.)

Many of us started off the quarantine with lofty goals of at-home exercise routines. Remember those days? If you want to recommit to that plan but with a more realistic approach, here are some easy exercises you can do with limited space, time, equipment, and—let’s be honest—motivation.

Getting kids to write can be challenging, and the first sentence is often the hardest part. (That blank page can be intimidating, even for seasoned writers.) Scholastic has an excellent tool for generating custom story starters across genres. Your child will be off and running (well, writing) in no time.

If an art gallery invited you to display a painting that captured a key scene or idea from your life, what would you paint?

Michelle Obama is reading children’s books aloud on the Internet every Monday at noon eastern time. Stop whatever you’re doing and join her.

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