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KSAT Kids: How to talk to your children about protests, racism

This week’s kid spotlight celebrates boy who finished his leukemia treatment

A group of children.
A group of children. (Stock image: Archie Binamira from Pexels)

Hello parents, teachers and students! How have you been?

For many, the year 2020 has already been a year full of trials and tribulations, in large part due to the COIVD-19 pandemic. But now, the country has the added struggle of trying to understand the death of George Floyd, a black man who died recently at the hands of Minneapolis police.

As San Antonio and other cities react over his death and racial injustices, in general, worried parents are struggling with how to protect their children from the violence, while also trying to explain racism and its consequences.

So what should parents do? Well, KSAT Kids has some ways parents can talk their kids about the protests, along with how to talk openly about race. To read more, click here.

Our KSAT Kids spotlight this week highlights a young boy who recently celebrated the end of his leukemia treatment at the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio. The celebration included nurses, his family and friends, and the San Antonio Police Department. Way to go!

Pediatrician on how to talk to your kids about racial tension, racism

And with summer getting into full gear, more and more family-friendly places have announced their re-opening. SeaWorld San Antonio’s Aquatica is scheduled to open on June 6, and Six Flags Fiesta Texas will reopen on June 19.

If you’re looking for something to do away from the heat and crowds, KSAT Kids offers some alternatives. Bubble Fest 2020 is virtual this year, as are the Girl Scouts, who are offering virtual camps as well. Those looking for something educational and tech-driven should consider a free four-week coding course offered for kids.

And don’t forget, right now on our website we have a map where you can find free school meals during the summer. We also have a list of places offering free Wi-Fi for students and their families during the pandemic.

For the latest KSAT Kids information, KSAT.com is now producing a weekly kids news brief where you can find all the up to date news and most recent stories. To view the latest edition, click the link!

Perhaps you would still like to celebrate a high school graduate? KSAT has photo galleries where graduates and their loved ones can upload their pictures and give details you want to share.

Stay safe and wash your hands, everybody!

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Here’s what can be found on KSAT Kids for Thursday, June 4:

Kid Spotlight

Young Leukemia patient celebrates end of treatment

A young long-term leukemia patient at the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio celebrated the end of his treatment in a very special way.

SAPD helps surprise patient at the Children's Hospital of San Antonio as he finishes cancer treatment
SAPD helps surprise patient at the Children's Hospital of San Antonio as he finishes cancer treatment

Do you know a classroom or school that is doing amazing work and deserves to be featured in KSAT Kids? Nominate a student, teacher or school by emailing ksatkids@ksat.com.

Stay at home activities

Bubble Fest 2020 encourages creative, outdoor play at home

Bubble Fest is coming straight to your backyard and home with fun do-it-yourself bubble and art activities.

Bubble Fest 2020 encourages creative, outdoor play at home
Bubble Fest 2020 encourages creative, outdoor play at home

Virtual Campfires: Girl Scouts offering virtual camps

Even though Texas has allowed for summer camps to physically continue, the Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas wanted to make sure they provided all options for campers.

 Virtual Campfires: Girl Scouts offering virtual camps this summer
Virtual Campfires: Girl Scouts offering virtual camps this summer

Spurs Give launches 4-week virtual coding course for kids

Spurs Give has launched a new basketball-inspired coding program aimed to help kids learn and advance their computer skills while at home, a press release said.

Two boys on a computer
Two boys on a computer

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