The coronavirus outbreak has closed some U.S. schools through the end of the academic year, so if you're a parent who was hoping to get a brief break from your kids before summer break kicks off, you might be SOL.
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Now, we're not here to shame you for plunking your child(ren) down in front of a smartphone or tablet while you try to get some work done — "A pandemic is no time for parents to set sail on some screen-time guilt trip," as Mashable tech writer Sarah Lindenfeld Hall so succinctly put it. But if you're looking for a fun, more hands-on way to entertain them amid social distancing and homeschooling, consider signing them up for a cooking or baking subscription box — that way, they'll get some opportunities to learn more about nutrition, flex their fine motor skills, and develop valuable culinary skills they can carry into adulthood. Read more...More about Cooking, Homeschooling, Mashable Shopping, Subscription Boxes, and Social Distancing