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
Bullying can have long term impact on mental health. These days parents don’t just have to watch for traditional bullying such as physical violence, taunts and social exclusion, we also have to monitor for cyber-bullying. If bullying happens, how can you help?
If you had asked someone this time last year to explain “social distancing,” what would they have said? As we all know, adults weren’t the only ones who had to make adjustments when the pandemic began: Kids around the world were thrust into remote schooling situations, moved playdates exclusively to video calls, and were encouraged to wear face masks in public.