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One Great Thing for Wednesday, 4/22

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.

During family dinners or whenever you have time to connect, choose a “Topic Master” who initiates discussion topics. (Even if the kids aren’t usually the conversation leaders in your home, consider giving them a shot at this.) So yes, if your child wants to talk about Baby Shark when it’s their turn, dive right in!

Parents are understandably concerned about all the extra screen time kids are getting right now. Common Sense Media has some great, realistic advice on how to approach it. (Spoiler alert: worry less.)

Kids missing their weekly spelling quizzes at school? The New York Times has them covered with its daily Spelling Bee games. They’re flexible for spellers of various ages, entertaining, and a little bit addictive. (Don’t say we didn’t warn you: You’ll have to wait until tomorrow to see today’s answers.)

An epic feast is held in your honor. What’s on the table?

Cardboard creations: Watch this video for tips, and then upcycle some cardboard into a new creation using the strengthening strategies you learned.

"The study also found that the vast majority of Americans believed that they would receive accurate information from a child in an oversized lab coat and goggles.” Sounds about right. Here's more from the Onion: New Report Finds Americans Willing To Trust Scientific Knowledge Of Anyone Holding Glass Beaker Up To Light


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