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.
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!
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!
Stay safe and wash your hands, everybody!
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Here’s what can be found on KSAT Kids for Thursday, June 4:
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.
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Stay at home activities
Bubble Fest is coming straight to your backyard and home with fun do-it-yourself bubble and art activities.
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.
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.
- These San Antonio schools are offering free lunches all summer
- Fun ideas, possible trips for San Antonio families during summer 2020
- San Antonio photographer offering free sessions to teachers and their families
- CAST Med recruitment, enrollment remains open for fall semester
- San Antonio Kiddie Park to reopen this month
- Enter at your own risk!: Drive-thru dinosaur adventure coming to San Antonio in June