Article / Published Apr 20

One Great Thing for Tuesday, 4/21

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.

Each day, find an opportunity to tell your children one interesting or unusual thing about your childhood. It's good for kids to know that their parents were young once, too. (Even though they might have a hard time believing it.)

You need a face mask. But our healthcare workers need any medical-grade masks that are available, so the rest of us should use cloth versions. Here’s how to make onewithout sewing!—from an old t-shirt.

How’s this for a geography lesson: PBS offers a six-minute video starring the pop band HelloGoodbye, singing a catchy tune that mentions all 50 states and slips in real content about people, culture, and geography.

What do you miss most about being in school? Come on, there has to be something. (Parents, this one should be easy for you.)

Pennies don't float, right? Actually they can, under the right conditions. Try this experiment to see how.

If there were an anthem for the era of social distancing, it would have to be “Don’t Stand So Close to Me” by The Police. Watch this remix featuring Jimmy Fallon, Sting, and The Roots, using instruments found in their homes, from scissors to Connect Four.

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