3 smart ways to help kids learn online during the COVID-19 pandemic

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For teleworking parents adjusting to having kids at home, here are three ways you can turn screen time into learning time. As families everywhere adjust to social distancing measures such as closed schools, childcare centers, workplaces, and more, parents are grappling with questions regarding their kids’ use of technology. Rebecca Dore , an expert on children and media, offers some tips for how to make the most of screen time for kids who are cooped up at home. Read Full Story

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Do kids need face masks? Yes, and here are the 8 best options we found

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These masks are comfortable, washable, and come in adorable prints your kids might actually want to wear Masks are an incredibly easy way to help prevent the spread of disease (namely, COVID-19)—but it’s not always easy to get everyone in your household to wear one. We’re looking at you, kiddos. The CDC advises that children over the age of 2 wear a mask when they cannot maintain adequate distance from another person—because even if your child isn’t ill, they can still transmit viruses. That’s why we’ve found eight different (fun) face masks made specifically for kids that make it just that much easier to get them on board with face coverings. Each of these kids masks is reusable, well-fitting, and perfectly printed and colored to your kids’ liking. Read Full Story

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Got kids? Try these tips for working from home while they’re with you

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Even if you’ve worked from home for years and have the perfect setup, your plan probably never included family members—much less kids. With social distancing helping to slow the spread of coronavirus, many families are suddenly finding that not only do they have to work from home, but their kids are at home too. From daycare to colleges, families are learning how to work and play together all day, every day. Read Full Story

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See Ikea’s first collaboration with Lego. It’s genius.

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Kids love Legos, but they make a mess. This simple box is designed to solve that. Kids adore Lego, spending hours building entire worlds with the tiny plastic bricks. But to the consternation of parents around the world, the toys can end up littering the entire home, their sharp edges hurting your feet whenever you stumble upon one. To provide a creative solution to this problem, Lego partnered with Ikea to create a storage system that doubles as a play structure. Read Full Story

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