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My son is still terrified of Covid. How do I help him get back to “normal” life?
Headline Step Away From This Screen
Sure, there’s plenty more to read, do, watch. More Zoom calls to make. Virtual lessons and meetings to attend. For a minute, though, how about shutting down and stepping outside?
Okay, this isn’t really a hack. It’s just a reminder: There’s life out there. It’s coming back, slowly but surely, familiar in some ways and forever changed in others. Shut the computer or phone or tablet off and go soak it all in for a minute. (And when you’re back, make sure your kids are signed up for Camp Kinda so you can take a breather this summer.)
What holiday would you invent?
What unexpected potato chip flavor would you like to try—whether or not it already exists?
What questions would you like to ask a time traveler from 200 years in the future?
What’s your favorite kind of weather?
Who is one person you know who should run for office in the future?
Celebrate Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
May is Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, so it’s a great time to do some family learning, reading, and viewing together to celebrate.
Put the spotlight on Asian-American and Pacific Islander voices and stories with these recommended books. There’s something here for every kid (and grown-up) reader in your house. CHECK IT OUT
Scroll through this slideshow to find links to cool resources on Asian-American history and art from the National Park Service, the Smithsonian, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, and more. VISIT
Enjoy a family viewing of “Linsanity,” a documentary about Taiwanese-American basketball phenom Jeremy Lin. It’s available on Amazon Prime, Vudu, and other streaming platforms. As always, check out the Common Sense Media review to make sure it’s a good fit for your family. WATCH
ADVENTURE OF THE WEEK
As you've seen this week, there are some truly crazy sports out there. And sports fans? Well, they can definitely get a little nuts. But sports also inspire and challenge us, and our best athletes can leave us speechless with their skill, strength, and focus. To round out the week, let's spend some time getting to know some of the game-changing athletes who overcame extraordinary obstacles and opened doors for others.
HOURS OF LEARNING ADVENTURES FOR KIDS
For after school, holiday breaks, and the occasional tough morning at Kitchen Table Academy
Camp Kinda is a virtual learning experience designed to keep kids in grades K-8 engaged, curious, and having fun—even if they’re stuck at home. It’s like summer camp... kinda. When you sign up for The Kinda Guide, you’ll get access to all 13 weeks of our summer 2020 adventures—more than 260 hours of activities, from exploring the mysteries of history to taking a crash course in comic books—as well as exclusive new Camp Kinda content.