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One Great Thing for Wednesday, 5/6

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.

Get your day off on the right foot: Start with a 15 minute family huddle to go over the day’s schedule and make sure your kids are ready to go. Get their supplies set up, log in to whatever platforms they’ll need (or ensure they have the login information handy), and get their questions answered ahead of time. With a little advance planning, they’ll bug you (somewhat) less throughout the day.

Well, here’s some good news. All that Fortnite your kids are playing could lead to these happy, productive careers.

The National Park Service is offering a virtual tour of Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico. This natural wonder includes more than 119 caverns formed when sulfuric acid dissolved limestone leaving behind caverns of all sizes. This is a virtual tour you won’t want to miss.

What is the hardest rule to follow while you’re stuck at home? Why has it been so hard?

Try this neat coding activity from Hour of Code, in which you’ll create your own Google logo—then marvel as your child becomes rapidly more digitally literate than you are (in case that wasn’t already the case).

"Been watching my kids during quarantine and I wonder what it would look like if adults acted like them?"


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