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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What to Do with Toilet Paper Alternatives

Fear of COVID-19 caused TP to fly off of shelves – leaving many looking for toilet paper alternatives. Here's a breakdown of how you should dispose of these items.
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10 Ways I’m Teaching My Kids at Home

Like many parents in metro Detroit, I'm teaching my kids home since coronavirus shut down our K-12 schools. Here's what I'm quickly learning on the fly.
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Virtual Classes and Online Activities for Kids in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Kids cooped up and crying that they're bored? Keep them entertained, and maybe even teach them a new skill, with one of these virtual classes and online activities.
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18 Educational YouTube Channels for Kids

YouTube isn’t all cat videos and ASMR, there’s plenty of educational YouTube Channels, too. Here are 18 of them that we recommend for your kids.
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10 Kid-Friendly Podcasts Your Kids Should Listen To

Is your kid getting too much screen time? Keep them entertained and let their imaginations soar by listening to some of these kid-friendly podcasts at home or on the go.

How to Build a Fort Indoors with Your Kids

The right mix of tables, pillows, blankets and imagination yields surefire DIY fun and bonding for families. Get tips on how to build a fort that rules!

How to Make Your Own Flubber

You've seen the movie. Now, your kids can find out how easy it is to create a silicone polymer for themselves out of borax, water and white glue with this family project
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Food Delivery Services for Hungry Southeast Michigan Families

Not in the mood to hit up your local grocery store? Try one of these food delivery services in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor.
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Homemade Oreo Cookie Recipe From Zingerman’s Cornman Farms

Local chef and dad of two Kieron Hales of Zingerman's Cornman Farms shares this delicious homemade Oreo cookie recipe. Use cookie cutters for extra pizzazz!
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4 Easy Ways to Host a Virtual Play Date

Are you canceling a play date due to COVID-19 quarantines? Get your kids the socialization they need from your home with one of these ways to host a virtual play date.
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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.