Family, Holidays

Color And Connect On Día De Los Muertos With Caribu!

While in-person Día de los Muertos festivities might be quieter this year due to COVID-19, many are still decorating family alters and participating in online events. Join in the celebrations with Caribu’s drawing pages! Color calaveras and other traditional designs in your next Caribu Call. Connect with loved ones to share family stories and honor the spirits of those who have passed.

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COVID-19, Holidays

Should You Travel for Thanksgiving in 2020? Here’s What The CDC Says

Thanksgiving has long been one of the busiest times of the year to travel. In fact, more than 55 million people made plans to travel 50 miles or more by road or plane in 2019, according to a report by AAA. But of course, travel in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic doesn’t come without risks, and that’s why the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises those celebrating to avoid it.

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Halloween, Holidays

Your Guide To A Safe And Happy Halloween

The truly scary thing about Halloween this year is that it’s occurring during a pandemic, but there are safe ways to celebrate, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) says. This Halloween, experts recommend that children and adults avoid large gatherings, maintain a distance of 6-feet from others, wear cloth face coverings, and wash hands often.

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Diversity, Holidays

Top Picks For Hispanic Heritage Month To Share In Your Next Family Video-Call

It’s National Hispanic Heritage Month, and Caribu is featuring a special category highlighting Hispanic culture, history, and heroes. While Hispanic Heritage month is a U.S. celebration, it is a chance to learn about Hispanic communities across the globe, each with distinct flavors and traditions. Take this opportunity to explore what makes different Hispanic communities unique, to take pride in Spanish language expression, and to celebrate the successes of Hispanic and Latino leaders and innovators. Here are some of our favorite books and activities for Hispanic Heritage Month to share with your family and friends in a Caribu Call.

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Family, Holidays

Celebrate Grandparents Day With Stories, Games, And Smiles In A Virtual Playdate

Grandparents Day is on Sunday, and it’s a wonderful opportunity to connect and celebrate with family and friends. Grandparents and grandchildren (and grandfriends!) share special relationships: Kids bring fresh energy and wonder to the world, and can fill conversations with joy and smiles. Grandparents bring a loving warmth that allows kids to relax and have fun with stories, games, recipes, and routines that differ from the ones they are used to with their parents. Even when you are not able to see grandchildren in person, connecting online with Caribu is an opportunity to meet virtually face-to-face, hear each other’s voices, and share the activities you enjoy the most together.

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Family, Holidays, Social Tech

3 Tips for Helping Seniors Stay Connected This Fourth Of July: Because No One Should Be Limited By Technology

It’s Fourth of July weekend, and people across the country are planning virtual fun for the holiday. Many families this year are choosing to avoid in-person socializing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, especially those who are older and more vulnerable. Despite the distance, family members can still log in to apps like Caribu and connect with relatives through books and activities in a video-call.

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