Wee Bits: The Absurdity of Adult Goodie Bags, A Barnes Block Party, The Good Sense of Smart Guns and Things Every Kid Should Know How To Do

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If you, like me, are stricken and sickened over the stories you’ve been reading about migrant children and their parents, here’s a link about trying to figure out what to do about it. 

From Simplemost: 13 Things Your Kid Should Know How To Do By The Time They Turn 13. 

A (fascinating!) argument for reading your little books with pictures. Via NPR.

Also fascinating, also from NPR: The power of music with babies.

LOVED this speech from Abby Wambach to the graduating class at Barnard. “Demand the ball.” It’s amazing.

Fab Cut piece: Parents on Planes Don’t Owe You a Bribe. 

From PBS, a very good question: Smart guns exist. Why aren’t they on the market? (I mean. It seems like this could solve A LOT of problems, no?)

Uwishunu has a guide to the many, many, many free events on the Delaware this summer. 


Hey, here’s your much-needed dose of happy. What a hero — and what a fantastic story. (Via CNN.)

Philly Mag gives us a guide to water ice in the city. 

This sounds so fun! On Sunday, June 3, the Barnes Foundation is hosting Barnes on the Block, a FREE party from 4 to 8 p.m. (directly following their PECO Free First Sunday Family Day) that will feature, of course, art (including live art being made right there by a crochet artist in collaboration with Mural Arts) — plus food trucks and libations from Dock Street Brewery, plus a DJ, and more.