Article / Published May 11, 2020

One Great Thing for Tuesday, 5/12

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.

While sheltering at home, our kids get a lot of our partial attention. (Work, meals, cleaning, dressing in real clothes—a lot of things seem to be getting partial attention at the moment.) Let your child choose an activity for you to do together for 10 or 15 minutes, with no interruptions. Even a short burst of focused time together can go a long way for kids and parents alike.

The largest hole ever documented in the ozone layer—which formed earlier this year over the North Pole—has closed almost as quickly as it opened. What’s going on?

It’s time for a read-aloud: Sit back and enjoy as British actor Stephen Fry reads from the first book in the Harry Potter series, free on Audible.

If military personnel can receive a Purple Heart medal for bravery, what traits could other colored hearts represent?

Visit the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, view the secret bookcase entrance, and explore the tight quarters that hid the Frank family during the Holocaust.

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