Article / Published May 12, 2020

One Great Thing for Wednesday, 5/13

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.

Plan ahead for your kids to have backup learning options (think reading independently, drawing or coloring, an educational online game) so they can keep busy if they finish schoolwork early or find themselves with unexpected free time. This can be especially useful for keeping younger kids from bothering their big sibs (or you) when they’re done with their own tasks.

The bestselling author Lawrence Wright’s latest novel is about a mysterious virus spreading around the world. Now he hopes reality ends better than his book.

Should people eat bugs? Many experts think it would help the planet if we did. Find out why in this interactive lesson from Scholastic.

If you lived in a virtual reality world of your own creation, what would it look like?

It’s family dance party time. Don’t forget to crank up the music. (Sorry, neighbors.)

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