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Books to read as a family for Black History Month and beyond.
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10 books to read beyond Black History Month
“The goal of this list is to provide Black children reminders of their history and non-Black children the opportunity to hear that history.”
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So maybe you don’t have to secretly toss some of those masterpieces!
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How to help kids cope with frightening news
Fortunately, it’s not as daunting as you might think.
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Need help with learning support?
Green Lake School-Age Care Program for kids grades K–5 is offering school support and after-school social activities.
3 things to do with kids this week
Gather ’round virtually for a Lunar New Year-themed story, try a festive augmented reality experience and
find more events to celebrate the Year of the Ox
Slurp up Cambodian noodle soups and munch on delightful East African doughnuts at
a delicious global food hall
right in Tukwila.
Start planning and get excited for mid-winter break
with these virtual and in-person camps
where kids can learn an interesting skill or explore a new topic.
Free virtual talk: We’re not fine
Join ParentMap for some good laughs as we chat with Julianna Miner of Rants From Mommyland and Jane Brosseau of 10 Busy Bees about the ups and downs of COVID-19 parenting.
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Things that made us smile
✏ This amazing illustrator became
the first Native American to win
the prestigious Randolph Caldecott Medal for best children’s picture story.
💉 Quick-thinking health-care workers gave impromptu vaccinations before COVID-19 shots could expire
while stuck in a snow storm in Oregon
after a freezer failure in Seattle
This goose rescue story
is so sweet it gives us goosebumps.
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with something that made you smile!
Healthyish frozen dinners for when it gets hectic
Score! Butcher paper crafts for endless fun
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