Bring a good book to the call and read it aloud (don’t forget to share the pictures)! You can make this extra cozy with blankets and a hot drink. To find new books online, head to your local library’s website to look for ebooks. Or check out the Oxford Owl, which has a free ebook library designed for ages three to 11. Parents, you can make this more of an extended activity by having your kids write and illustrate their own story before a video call! Reading aloud via video chat is a great way to enlist grandparents and allow kids to stay connected with them virtually. As an added bonus, it can buy you some “me” time – either to make dinner, get some work done or just sit down and have a cup of tea.