Article / Published May 07, 2020

One Great Thing for Friday, 5/8

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.

You’ve been with your kids a lot lately. We’ve been with our kids a lot lately. We can all agree that sometimes, quantity does not equal quality. So don’t forget to remind them (and yourself) of the good things they do. At the end of every day, take a minute to tell your child about one positive or fun thing they did. (Bonus: Ask them to do the same for you. Make it a love fest!)

American bathrooms were invented, in part, to fight disease outbreaks.

Who doesn’t like syrup? From Mystery Science, learn how syrup is made. (Guaranteed to make your mouth water.) For more, explore some other surprising things made from plants.

The voting age in the United States was lowered from 21 to 18 in 1970, as a result of the Vietnam War. What do you think would happen if the voting age was lowered to five in 2020?

Toddlers are notorious for tearing through activities as fast as you can set them up. Extend the life of their activities by adding unexpected ingredients: Let them bring a popsicle in the bath for lots of fun and less mess. Legos, plastic animals, empty bottles for pouring, kitchen strainers, and medicine droppers also make welcome additions to the bath. (And while we’re at it, why limit bathtime to evenings?)

We're proud to support incredibly hardworking moms who wear so many hats every day—and especially these days. Happy Mother's Day from EdNavigator!

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