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Circle Roundup: Volume 12

Sharpen your stay-at-home skills: get homeschool tips from a teacher, check out these articles to keep kids engaged, and more.

Screens have become even more integrated into our daily lives. We use them for work, school, and to keep in touch. We’ve become more reliant on them, and while they are indispensable tools for survival, we also need to take breaks from them.

Catch up on the latest news, strategies, and insights to get through sheltering-in-place together.

Shelter-in-Place Strategies

Distance Learning, According to a Teacher Slate 6 min read

Worried you aren’t prepared for distance learning? Here are some strategies to set your kids up for a successful at-home classroom.

40 Fun, Free Things To Do Online Insider 15 min read

From museum tours to rollercoasters to Broadway shows, check out these online ideas to make time stuck at home fun and meaningful for the whole family.

Ways to Keep Kids Occupied Right Now American Academy of Pediatrics 3 min read

You don’t have to be a superhero to find creative ways to keep your kids engaged in constructive work and play. Check out these tips to keep media use positive.

COVID-19 and Screen Time

Rethinking Screen Time During COVID-19 UNICEF 4 min read

With increasing reliance on screens for education and communication, UNICEF lays out how to balance screen time with other activities to stay engaged, active, and healthy.

How to Curb Your Kids’ Screen Addiction Eve Digital 4 min read

Phones, tablets, and computers are helping cope with the new normal. But it’s important to identify, understand, and address potential screen addiction with your children.

Keeping in Touch

Classic Board Games With a Touch of Tech NY Times 10 min read

Learn how to use video conferencing to play your favorite traditional board game with others who are sheltering in different places.

Mental Health in the Time of COVID-19 Forbes 5 min read

These tech-first organizations, built to fill in-person service gaps, are working on overdrive to support the growing number of people struggling with mental health in the face of COVID-19.

Less Tech Might Help Build More Meaningful Relationships Forbes 5 min read

We’re all relying on technology right now, but this might be the prime opportunity to create a different relationship with tech and focus more on building meaningful relationships.

Creative Screen Time

What Is Creative Screen Time? Tech Age Kids

Learn to spot the difference between passive vs. active screen time to build better online habits for kids.

The Case for Digital Creativity Medium

Can some online activities engage kids as well as crayons or watercolors?

Thinking Beyond Screen Time Raising Digital Natives

Avoid the "zombie" look with ways to spark digital creativity instead of consumption.

Dive into Circle Stories for more expert advice on navigating screen time at home.


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