5 ways to play with your kid that are so fun, they won’t realize they’re learning

Catherine Pearson •
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Back in pre-pandemic times, when kids freely went into their classrooms and parents were invited to come and watch them in action at certain points (show-and-tell days, concerts, volunteer-to-oversee-snack-time), I was forever struck by seeing how much of my son’s time at school was spent just…playing. Whether with blocks, horsing around on the playground, or


Parenting children with special needs during COVID-19

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The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has disrupted family routines around the world. For families with children who have special needs, such as children with medical conditions or developmental disabilities, these disruptions are amplified. Public uncertainty makes schedules unpredictable and maintaining previous routines a challenge. Kids with special needs and their parents may feel anxious,