There’s nothing parents hate more than daylight saving time, except for maybe onesies with like 8,000 buttons. While there is much debate on whether the time change that much of the country faces twice a year is beneficial, for parents it can wreak havoc on household sleep schedules and routines. Nobody wants to mess with a tired, cranky toddler. So what, if anything, can parents do to help kids adjust to time changes?
Halloween is almost here, and monsters and ghouls are coming near! Start the spooking with books both sweet and mysterious in your next Caribu Video-Call. Check out all of the twisted tales in the ‘Happy Halloween’ category of the Caribu library. Plus enjoy our ghostly Halloween games and crafty coloring pages! Put on your costumes and plan your playdates for an evening of family fun and surprises. Celebrate from a safe social distance with exciting books and activities for all ages! Here are some of our top reads for a Happy Halloween:
Grab a pumpkin and get your costumes ready! Halloween 2020 is almost here, and there’s nothing like sharing fall’s favorite fright fest with your loved ones. Join Caribu to celebrate with our ‘Happy Halloween’ category, filled with ghostly books and activities for you to enjoy in a virtual playdate! Connect from a safe social distance with a Halloween Caribu Call to read, color, and play together.
With Election Day quickly approaching, it’s very understandable to find yourself more anxious, more on edge. It’s also easy for those feelings to manifest as shortness or anger aimed at the people we love. Of course, that is the last thing our families need or that we want to provide them. So how do you keep yourself healthy and present? Take some deep breaths and follow the suggestions laid out below. Because, as with everything in 2020, the election will drag on for a lot longer than we anticipate.
Explore The Science Behind Halloween’s Spookiest Creatures With Caribu and Arbordale Kids In Your Next Family Video-Call
To learn the scientific fun facts about your favorite Halloween creatures, Caribu is featuring books from Arbordale Kids that take an in-depth look at the habits of haunted beings! Explore the lives of bats, owls, mummies, and more in your next virtual playdate. The books include fascinating information about nature and history that will grab the attention of kids of all ages. Each page has bright illustrations with wide views and close-ups drawn in beautiful detail. Take a look with your loved ones in a Caribu Call and discuss what you notice!
More than eight months into the pandemic, with flu season looming and coronavirus cases climbing toward a third peak, parents are still anxious about how best to keep their children cared for and safe. Not every family has a choice, but deciding what is or isn’t too risky, with an uncertain situation and imperfect science, has left parents scrambling to make child care decisions that all seem far less than ideal.
With coronavirus rates rising in some parts of the country and social distancing measures still in place, many people are thinking about their health and that of others while considering how to celebrate. Here are some Halloween ideas from families across the country to keep the holiday spooky while staying safe, complete with wearing masks, sanitizing often and practicing social distancing.
Tania Gilinksi has always admired children’s picture books. “They seem easy to create because they’re short, but it’s actually very hard to make these books,” she said. “The authors are communicating with an audience that doesn’t read yet. They have to be very creative in what they say and what they show.” Gilinski is one of the creators of Juana La Iguana, a friendly cartoon which began as a live-action video program, and is now an animated Spanish/English bilingual character featured in books, apps, online programming, and more.
In today’s remote learning environment, how can kids practice writing by hand? While many kids have become miniature tech gurus, and can click, tap, swipe and type away, what about their handwriting? Caribu can give children a handwriting head start with our new alphabet Tracing Pages. Trace the letters A through Z in your next Caribu video-call!
Last spring’s taste of online education didn’t go well for many students and parents, which means this fall brought more than its usual level of anxiety. Not everything can be replicated at home, but opportunities exist to build skills and foster the learning that would be happening inside school. Here’s what to do and keep in mind as it unfolds.
Like most moms I know, I have spent a lot of time trying to make this period not suck for the kids whilst keeping my sanity. Who could have predicted what a delicate balance that would be? Let’s just say that some days I was not successful at either. As adults, we can grasp the information being thrown around and process it in relation to a plethora of life experiences. Our kids just do not have that luxury. I have been making a conscious effort to be even more cognizant of their mental health during this time. I am not a therapist. I am just a mom trying her best, and my effort looks a little something like this: