Listening is the new together trend
In a world turned upside down it is refreshing to see that some of the things that bring us together are in fact some of the more traditional family pastimes. Lock-downs force us to be in social isolation with our families and households. We quickly find that the Insta's and Facebook's and Twitters in our smart phones are just too individually isolating and they fail terribly in the new situation when the household needs to be more cohesively together for longer periods. You could say that being apart, brings us together again.
To answer that need there has been a great uptake in jigsaw puzzles and board games. What really works however is listening together to e-books, tv, streaming series or podcasting. A combination of digital tech and joint family activities is the new trend to emerge.