Share your experiences: Parenting and technology during COVID-19

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Ingenium – Canada's Museums of Science and Technology
A two-year-old girl “hangs out” with her grandpa over Facebook Messenger.

Parenting is a challenge at the best of times. Parenting during a global pandemic? Well, that is truly next level! Daily routines have been completely upended; social connection and various supports have disappeared overnight.

Many of us are struggling to work from home while caring for and homeschooling our children, keeping them connected to friends and family, and engaging them on various levels to keep their spirits up and minds active. Parents and caregivers are doing this all remotely, with the help of various technologies.

Curators at Ingenium are interested in the ways in which parents’ use of technology has changed during the pandemic. How are your kids maintaining their social and familial connections? Has screen time increased or decreased, or changed from fun to work and back again? What kinds of technology are your kids engaging with most often?

Share your photos and stories through social media using the hashtag #CuratingUnderQuarantine.

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Erin Gregory

Erin Gregory brings a passion for engaging the public through storytelling to her role as Curator at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum. She strives to deliver historical information in new and interesting ways; she is currently researching how the museum can best utilize gamification to promote its collections and share knowledge with audiences. Erin has curated exhibitions and digital products such as Early Aviation, Life in Orbit, The Starfleet Academy Experience, Ace Academy: Black Flight, Ace Academy: Skies of Fury, and Skies of Fury DX (for Nintendo Switch). Her areas of interest include aviation in the First World War, Canadian airplane manufacturing in the First World War, the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan, women in Canadian aviation, air traffic control in Canada, the Avro Arrow, and the history of human space flight. Erin earned an MA in Canadian History from Memorial University, a BA in History and English from McMaster University, and a post-graduate diploma in Cultural Resource Management from the University of Victoria. In her spare time, she loves baking and decorating cakes, and spending time her family.