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Five free games that make writing fun for kids.
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Gameschooling is a thing and you should try it
Make learning and family time more fun — and way less stressful — with this growing trend.
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What remote learning has been like for this mom
We’re checking in with local parents to see how they’re managing. First up is April Chan, who shares what has and hasn’t been working for her family.
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Virtual Tooth Fairy visits for schools
Hey, teachers! The Tooth Fairy and Delta Dental are now offering free 20- to 30-minute virtual presentations and storybook readings for K–2 classrooms.
5 free games that make writing fun
Get your kids off screens, laughing and writing with these secretly educational games for the whole family.
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The resources you need to help your child thrive
Join us for our free virtual Every Child Summit, featuring four keynote speaker sessions and a resource fair to support families with neurodiverse learners.
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How one school adapted SEL for online instruction
A local dean shares his recipe for resilience and how his school incorporated social-emotional learning in its virtual classrooms.
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The Bear Creek School
Open for active, joyful learning
Whether on campus or online, Charles Wright Academy students in preschool–grade 12 are actively learning together. We invite you to schedule a tour.
3 things to do with kids this week
the latest COVID-19 information
, take responsible precautions and practice safe social distancing when venturing out.
Discover all sorts of veggies, plants and bugs on
a safe and educational visit to a local farm
Scream with fright (and delight) at
the best haunted attractions for families
have officially reopened. Read on for safety rules and tips before you head out.
Things that made us smile
A new “Do Something” campaign
just launched to get people to stay local and support small businesses.
Two women scientists
won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for a groundbreaking gene-editing tool.
🙌 Despite business being on hold,
travel expert Rick Steves
is keeping his Edmonds staff employed and supporting the community at the same time.
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with something that made you smile!
10 Halloween crafts so easy it’s scary
Books to help kids cope during tough times
Virtual Seattle Children’s Festival
Sing, dance, play and discover from the comfort of your home. Join us live Oct. 24–25, 11 a.m.–1 p.m., on our website, Facebook and Twitch.
Last call to register: Smarter strategies to help teens cope
Parenting a teen during a pandemic brings on a whole new set of challenges. Learn how to better support teens in a free talk with author and sociologist Christine Carter, Ph.D.
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