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5 Reasons to Plan Your Family Vacation for 2021 Now

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If you’ve put your upcoming travel plans on hold and are taking a wait-and-see approach before locking in future reservations and bookings, you’re not alone. However, we’ve reached a stage in the game where there’s enormous value in planning your 2021 travels, especially when done carefully and with sensitivity. Although it might surprise you, now’s the perfect moment to plan your family vacation for 2021. Here are five reasons why.

Read Around the World with These 30 Children’s Picture Books

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Are you and your kids ready to go on a read around the world adventure? From Africa to Asia, North America to South America, reading popular children’s books from all over the globe will introduce your little ones to different parts of the world and new cultures. Here’s our list of 30 fantastic storybooks for kids to launch your journey.

Explore the World Through Art: 10 Virtual Art Museum Tours

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To help “flatten the curve” when it comes to the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), institutions and organizations around the world have enacted temporary closures—from schools to museums, libraries to theaters, and more. How do you keep your homeschoolers entertained and engaged despite these closures? Virtual art museum tours represent one of many ways. They expose kids to new artwork and artifacts despite “stay at home” orders. Let’s take a look at the many fantastic options for exploring the world’s great cultural centers.

11 Best Travel Movies Your Family Will Love

Travel may be on the back burner right now, but you can still escape into exciting destinations at a moment’s notice right from the comfort of your couch. Learn about global cultures, inspire wanderlust, and have plenty of fun as a family by watching our pick of the 11 best travel movies. And because our list of films for families appeals to all ages, you’ll look forward to movie night just as much as your children!

A Parent’s Guide to Surviving Social Distancing

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Almost overnight, we’ve gone from shuttling kids to and from school, commuting to work, and spending evenings at soccer games and extracurricular activities to lockdown at home. Now, remote work and homeschooling are the new norm. Last week, we highlighted resources that parents can use to keep kids busy and learning at home. This week, I want to take a moment to talk about your sanity as a parent. As “shelter in place” and coronavirus quarantine orders affect more people across the country and around the world, here’s our parent’s guide to surviving social distancing.

8 Activities to Keep Kids Busy and Learning from Home

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If you’re like many parents across the United States, social distancing has had an immediate and drastic impact on your life. Suddenly, you may be juggling working from home and staying productive, all while wondering how to homeschool your children. Check out these eight activities to keep kids busy, learning, and growing.

Creating Space for Family Time and Other Ways to Combat Busyness

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Between our work schedules, getting the kids to and from school, and extracurricular activities, there’s hardly room for family time. Busyness has taken over our lives. In many ways, it most directly impacts parents. Let’s explore steps you can take to lighten your load and reduce your stress.