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Ten cool ways to build family closeness during the COVID-19 pandemic


Here we are, sheltering in place. We’ve organized, we’ve gardened, we’ve binge-watched. Now what?

Why not use this time to get closer as a family? Here are some fun and easy ways local residents have found to love family even more and encourage a sense of identity:

Using Skype or Zoom, conduct an interview with your grandparents. Help kids dress up in traditional clothing of their heritage. Talk to them about the language, customs and relatives you may still have there. Record your family’s story. This link gives you 52 questions to prompt you and others to share memories and feelings that will be lost one day if not written down.

Now we can include researching our family history and feeling a deeper sense of connection to the past. Best of all, it’s now easier than ever.