Wee Bits: Raising Resilient Kids, The Need For Decent Childcare, Top Philly Schools and Crazy Bikers

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The best: Power Ranger window washers at CHOP. 

Cyclists took over the Vine Street Expressway on Sunday. I know this is very mom of me, but could you at least put on some helmets, kids? (Or maybe just … no more of this?)

What a fantastic piece in the NYT from Sheryl Sandberg about teaching kids resilience after loss. (Of course, I wept.)

Some of these ideas to grow a little reader are pretty good. (Courtesy Parents.com.)

In case you were wondering, you can now buy Dolce & Gabbana toaster ovens. (Seriously.) (Via The Cut.)

Good reporting from Philly.com on a wretched, miserable, shocking story. 

The gist of this NYT piece about how much quality child care enriches is not surprising, really … but man, some of the stats within the story are.

There’s a new four-week Snapology class coming to the East Passyunk Community Rec Center, aimed at homeschoolers, and focused on Legos and robotics. (Cool, right?) Class starts May 18, and you can sign up for individual classes or all four. Info is here; sign-up is here.

Which Philly area high schools are ranked as best in the U.S.? Philly.com tells us.