KSAT Kids: Ready for summer? Witte, San Antonio Zoo, youth camps to open just in time
This week’s kid spotlight highlights the Espinoza family and their virtual lemonade stand
Hello parents, teachers and students!
Can you sense we’re getting close to the end of the school year? The weather is turning warmer and the kiddos are clearly getting anxious to be outside.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott recently announced that child care centers and youth clubs can reopen immediately, and that camps and youth sports can open on May 31.
The local school districts have announced their Class of 2020 graduation plans for area high schools, with the latest being Judson ISD.
In this week’s kid spotlight, we feature the Espinoza family and their 3- and 5-year-olds who started a virtual lemonade stand as a giving tool. In total, they raised $4,000 for the San Antonio Food Bank. Way to go!
Many family-friendly places are also starting to make public their reopening dates following the COVID-19 pandemic. The San Antonio Zoo and the Witte Museum have both made their dates known, but we are still waiting on theme parks such as Fiesta Texas and SeaWorld. We do have an update on when San Antonio pools can reopen.
For those looking to stay at home, KSAT Kids has several virtual offerings that can both entertain and educate the little ones indoors. The San Antonio Zoo is offering exclusive virtual meetings with animals, and both the San Antonio Public Library and Hemisfair have tons of digital content including sing-alongs, virtual story time, and even homework help.
And don’t forget, right now on our website we have a map where you can find free school meals during the closures. We also have a list of places offering free Wi-Fi for students and their families during the pandemic.
Stay safe and wash your hands, everybody!
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Here’s what can be found on KSAT Kids for Thursday, May 21:
Lemonade stands recently have been put on hold, but that wasn’t the case for one family, as their three and five-year-olds started a virtual lemonade stand as a giving tool.
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Stay at home activities
On Tuesday, the San Antonio Zoo introduced three new “exclusive virtual encounters" that could be streamed in the living room or the corporate board room.
San Antonio’s libraries have been closed for several weeks during the COVID-19 pandemic, however, its online resources including over 30,000 e-books are still accessible.
Keeping the kids entertained at home can be difficult during the COVID-19 pandemic, which is why Hemisfair is helping out families with its #Parkitathome program. It includes virtual readings, educational sing-alongs and arts and craft activities.
- Day cares open now in Texas; Schools, youth camps can reopen by end of May
- Texas schools can hold summer classes, but students can’t be required to attend in person
- San Antonio school districts having trouble getting in contact with some students during coronavirus pandemic
- ’We do not need another problem’: Pediatrician warning community after seeing drop in vaccinations
- Judson ISD holding Class of 2020 graduation virtually
- Southside ISD offering calming kits to help students with quarantine fatigue
- Boerne ISD names new principal at Kendall Elementary
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