Article / Published Apr 07

One Great Thing for Wednesday, 4/8

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.

Don't feel like you need to play the role of cruise director for your kids, 24/7. (No matter what you see other people posting on Instagram!) Let the kids take the lead on setting their schedules and planning some activities and games, too. It’ll take some pressure off you and give them a chance to take ownership of their day.

For most of human history, we've had little to no understanding of viruses. How did we first discover them? It took some smart scientists and some tobacco plants to jumpstart our knowledge.

National Geographic for Kids is one of the best educational resources around. It has high-quality, engaging material for all ages along with beautiful photography and videos.

“Tear gas makes people cry and laughing gas makes people giggle. What other kinds of gases do you wish existed?”

Pull out coloring books or art supplies for kids and adults alike and organize a family art project. Your kids will keep at it longer when you’re doing it, too.

Which dog will finish dinner first? A sports announcer in a time with no sports turns to other play-by-plays, and the result is excellent:

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