If you’re on the Internet, you must be looking for pictures of cats.
Today, The Thirteen-Year-Old tells us about four of the books she’s been reading lately: Rogue Princess by B. R. Myers, Randoms by David Liss, The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge by M. T. Andersen and Eugene Yelchin, and Meteor Men by Jeff Parker, Sandy Jarrell and Kevin Yolo.
I had stopped doing Wordless Wednesdays back in January, but I decided to resume them at least for the duration of the pandemic. I don’t know about you, but looking at pretty pictures gives me a moment of peace, and I could sure use a moment of peace at least once a week.
It’s been 33 days since we began sheltering in place. I suppose I should be using this time to write the next great American novel or taking my daughter’s education to the next level. Instead, I’m leaning into the idea that now is a great time to teach The 13-Year-Old some life skills, like how to manager her own schoolwork, clean her own bathroom, wash her own clothes, and regularly vacuum the chair(s) she likes to snack in.
We’ve been home for a while, and I’m starting to think about how Caterpickles can be helpful in this time.
What do I mean by general studies? Basically anything that offers classes in more than one subject area. Think Khan Academy or the Great Courses series.
Free ebooks, audiobooks, read-alongs, and other book-related activities to keep you and your kids entertained and engaged while you’re at home.
Some relatively hands-off social studies and history resources for parents looking to keep their kids engaged with history without devoting their entire day to it.
Miss being out in the world? Grab your computer and take a virtual field trip to a world-famous art museum, opera house, science museum, or zoo.
We are on Day 14 of The Howells All Being Home At Once. I hope you and your family are still doing as well as can be expected. Here, we’ve been reading stories about tech companies donating thousands and in some cases millions of N95 masks, and found ourselves wondering … Why do Silicon Valley companies have such large stockpiles of N95 masks anyway?