Top 5 links for parents 5/22-5/29

by ParentCo. May 29, 2015

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Busy cramming in end of year concerts and sporting events? Ready to light backpacks on fire if you have to fill out one more school trip or summer camp form? Here's the hot list of interesting things we've read for you this week. Take a break. This amazing tower house, outside of Melbourne was partially designed by the family's 8 year old twins. The giant net for perching above their bedroom? How can we get one of those at our house? via Houzz If you're enrolling your child in dance class for the exercise, you may want to try something else. It's not as active as you think. via The New York Times In one Vermont school, a teacher makes the woods her classroom every Monday whatever the weather. via NPR If you wanted to explore every world that has been created in Minecraft, you're going to need to set aside about 3 trillion hours. This video will make you very sorry you didn't invent that block-laden universe yourself. via Wired Molly Ringwald talks with Ira Glass about the time she watched The Breakfast Club with her daughter and saw it from a parent's perspective for the first time. via This American Life


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