Five Things for Today: March 27, 2020

Working on Brazilian toe taps on the front sidewalk

1. This social distancing time began just as Sasha’s soccer season was about to kick off, and while she’s bummed about it being postponed, her club and coaches have been great about keeping players engaged. They have daily assignments, like practicing ball manipulation, taking a short jog, and watching pro soccer matches on YouTube for player/team observations. They’ve also set up virtual lessons and chats with the team. It’s not only helped her stay “in the game,” it’s been really fun for her, too. If your kids are missing their sports, you might consider similar activities for them: You can search for easy at-home drills, find past games of some of their favorite teams on YouTube, and/or set up video chats with teammates.

2. While they can’t host their fantastic scavenger hunts in museums, Watson Adventures has come up with virtual activities to engage in some family fun. On Saturday at 11am, join the Trivia Slam, Family Edition and play against other teams all over, and you can even create a team with friends in other places. It’s $35/team and recommended for ages 8 and up. There will also be one on April 4 at 1pm. Read more about Watson Adventures here.

3. An app is being released next week that will let you know in real time what food and supplies are available at stores. OurStreets Supplies sounds like it works kind of like Waze, but with store inventory instead of road situations. That will certainly be helpful during this time!

4. Amazon just made a bunch of their kids shows available for free.

5. Any other Kishi Bashi fans? If not you will be after watching this: Earlier this week he played his entire Omoiyari album acoustically (for the first time ever) live online.

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