Article / Published May 20

One Great Thing for Thursday, 5/21

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.

This summer will be different than usual, but that doesn't mean you and your kids can't still make a summer reading list. (If anything, books are going to be more vital than ever for taking us to places we can’t visit in person!) After you make the list, set a schedule to make sure reading is a regular part of your summertime routine. Remember, you can still get e-books from your local library.

Heard of American Girl dolls? You might enjoy this spoof, in which the dolls experience the coronavirus pandemic.

Can folding a piece of paper 45 times get you to the moon? It can, if you understand the concept of "exponential" growth. Learn how it works with TED-Ed Animations.

We’ve all been following a lot of new rules lately. If you could make one rule that everyone in the world had to follow starting tomorrow, what would it be and why?

Rosa Khutor is a ski resort in southern Russia, known for its challenging peaks and beautiful views. Take a ride down the slopes in this neat interactive feature. Even non-skiers will enjoy this one!


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