Coronavirus Help

Discover important coronavirus tips, resources and support — plus fun things for families to do, from virtual events to movie lists to crafts and science experiments, while at home. It’s all tailored for parents here in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor.

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Tips to Work From Home With Kids (and Not Go Insane)

Work at home? Get prepared for the next snow day with 12 smart tips from a Michigan mom of two who's a seasoned pro at juggling kids and work.
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10 Tips for Digital At-Home Learning During COVID-19

Nonprofit Children and Screens has advice on how to navigate the new realities of digital at-home learning for their kids during the coronavirus crisis.
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How to Teach Kids to Blow Their Nose

This cold-weather staple seems simple when you already know how, but for children it can be trickier to master. Here's how to teach kids to blow their nose.
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Protecting The Elderly From COVID

Everyone is at risk of contracting coronavirus, but seniors are especially vulnerable. Here, we offer a rundown on protecting the elderly from COVID.
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Straw Rockets Science Experiment for Kids

Blast off into some serious fun with our out-of-this-world straw rockets experiment for kids. Learn some flight engineering while you're at it!
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How to Help Kids Feel Safe During the Coronavirus Crisis

The COVID-19 outbreak has seen schools and business close and shaken up family's lives. Detroit PBS Kids offers advice for parents to help kids feel safe during coronavirus.
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Coping With Coronavirus in Italy: A Mom Shares Her Story

Italy is in the eye of the COVID-19 storm. A mom who's there tells what it's been like for her family — and how they're keeping their wits and hopes strong.
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15 Best ’80s Movies to Watch as a Family

From epic adventures to alien invasions, here's a list of some of the best '80s movies the whole family will enjoy.
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Sloppy Josephines Recipe From Family Vegetarian Cookbook

This veggie twist on a classic kid favorite recipe hails from mom cook Sarah Matheny's recipe book, 'More Peas, Thank You.' Try Sloppy Josephines yourself!

The Joy of Journaling for Families

Create a more reflective new year by sharing the benefits of journaling – whether your kids are tots or teens. Learn how journaling for families helps everyone.