Article / Published May 10, 2020

One Great Thing for Monday, 5/11

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.

If you have concerns about how your child is doing with remote learning, reach out to the teacher and ask for their perspective. Teachers may be hesitant to push students too hard right now, given the pressures everyone is under, but if you start the conversation, they’ll probably be happy to share candid feedback on how your child is doing. Together, you can game-plan about how to ensure your child feels supported, stays engaged, and learns something.

Feeling particularly tired after a day of remote work? Zoom fatigue is real. Here’s what’s happening in your brain.

Pointilism is one of the coolest styles of painting. Get a lesson on how to do it. Then, if you have cotton swabs and some paint on hand, try it for yourself.

What's the most awkward thing that happens to you on a regular basis? (Anyone else cry and snort simultaneously when they laugh really hard?)

SET is a puzzle game using cards with four features: colors, symbols, shading, and number of symbols. Try a daily SET puzzle as a family and see if your kids can beat you to the SET. (Rules are available here in multiple languages.)

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