Wall Street Journal: Summer Camp Canceled Because of Coronavirus? Not for These Hamptons Homeowners

Wall Street Journal: Summer Camp Canceled Because of Coronavirus? Not for These Hamptons Homeowners. “When Camp Takajo, the famed Maine sleep-away camp, announced it wouldn’t open this summer due to Covid concerns, many parents panicked at the thought of having their children remain at home after months of lockdown. But real-estate developer Jeff Greene, who has three young sons, jumped into action. He decided to turn his 55-acre North Haven, N.Y., compound, which includes a main house and five smaller buildings, into a private outpost of the summer camp. His first order of business was to call Takajo’s owner and arrange to hire his top staff, including the nature and wilderness counselor, arts and crafts specialist, tennis coach, and since Mr. Greene’s property sits on 3,000 feet of Sag Harbor Bay, the waterfront director.”

CNET: YouTube Kids launches ‘Summer of Movies’ to help keep your little ones entertained

CNET: YouTube Kids launches ‘Summer of Movies’ to help keep your little ones entertained. “YouTube Kids said its summer collection will include content from cartoon characters like Pocoyo, Oggy, Franklin the turtle, Winx Club and more. The collection is also said to feature educational videos, animated short films and content from Disney, Nickelodeon, BBC Studios and The Wiggles, among others.”

KTLA: 15 L.A. County children sickened by rare coronavirus-related inflammatory syndrome

KTLA: 15 L.A. County children sickened by rare coronavirus-related inflammatory syndrome. “A rare but serious and potentially deadly inflammatory syndrome believed to be associated with the coronavirus has now been identified in 15 children in Los Angeles County, officials said. Of the children, 73% were Latino, representing a disproportionate burden for the ethnic group. Latino residents are the largest ethnic group in L.A. County, making up about half of the county’s residents. Nationally, about 70% of the cases of the inflammatory syndrome have been either Latino or Black patients.”

Washington Post: They depended on their parents for everything. Then the virus took both.

Washington Post: They depended on their parents for everything. Then the virus took both.. “She was tired of wearing black, but the teenager knew she had to, at least for one more day. So after Nadeen Ismael swept the floors and arranged the couch pillows just the way her parents liked them, she returned to their bedroom. Behind the door, Nadeen, 18, reached up for her mother’s favorite sweater, still hanging next to the leather jacket and Levi’s jeans her father left there after his last day at work three months earlier.” Get out your box of tissues.

KCAL: Claremont 13-Year-Old Dies After Experiencing COVID-19 Symptoms

KCAL: Claremont 13-Year-Old Dies After Experiencing COVID-19 Symptoms. “A Claremont family was grieving Friday after a 13-year-old boy, who had been isolating in his room after experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, died. And though it was not yet clear what caused Maxx Cheng’s death, many are concerned that a young, healthy child could could be one of the latest victims of the coronavirus pandemic.”

Missouri governor: It’s OK if kids get virus since ‘they’re going to get over it’ (The American Independent)

The American Independent: Missouri governor: It’s OK if kids get virus since ‘they’re going to get over it’. “Missouri Republican Gov. Mike Parson said that he supports reopening schools, admitting that children ‘will’ get COVID-19 but said it acceptable because ‘they’re going to get over it.'”

MakeUseOf: 6 Kid-Friendly Websites for Free Arts and Crafts Activities for Children

MakeUseOf: 6 Kid-Friendly Websites for Free Arts and Crafts Activities for Children. “This article focuses more on non-screen activities, although some of the websites include those. But there’s always a happy go-between. these free interactive art games for kids will develop color and art skills, and are child-appropriate. It’s no substitute for paints and palettes, but it is a launching point for digital design.”

ProPublica: A Teenager Didn’t Do Her Online Schoolwork. So a Judge Sent Her to Juvenile Detention.

ProPublica: A Teenager Didn’t Do Her Online Schoolwork. So a Judge Sent Her to Juvenile Detention.. “A 15-year-old in Michigan was incarcerated during the coronavirus pandemic after a judge ruled that not completing her schoolwork violated her probation. ‘It just doesn’t make any sense,’ said the girl’s mother.”

Macon Telegraph: 85 kids, counselors infected with coronavirus in YMCA camp outbreak, GA officials say

Macon Telegraph: 85 kids, counselors infected with coronavirus in YMCA camp outbreak, GA officials say. “YMCA called the summer season off early for High Harbour Camp locations at Lake Burton and Lake Allatoona, but at least 30 or more camp attendees have, or have had, the virus, outlets have reported. But as of Friday, officials said the true number is much higher — at least 85 kids and counselors have tested positive — all stemming from their time at Lake Burton, Georgia Department of Public Health officials told McClatchy News.”

New York Times: ‘Big Mess’ Looms if Schools Don’t Get Billions to Reopen Safely

New York Times: ‘Big Mess’ Looms if Schools Don’t Get Billions to Reopen Safely. “Bus monitors to screen students for symptoms in Marietta, Ga.: $640,000. Protective gear and classroom cleaning equipment for a small district in rural Michigan: $100,000. Disinfecting school buildings and hiring extra nurses and educators in San Diego: $90 million. As the White House, the nation’s pediatricians and many worn-down, economically strapped parents push for school doors to swing open this fall, local education officials say they are being crushed by the costs of getting students and teachers back in classrooms safely.”

New York Times: Internal CDC documents warn full reopening of schools is ‘highest risk’ for coronavirus spread (CNN)

CNN: New York Times: Internal CDC documents warn full reopening of schools is ‘highest risk’ for coronavirus spread. “Internal documents from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned that fully reopening K-12 schools and universities would be the ‘highest risk’ for the spread of coronavirus, according to a New York Times report, as President Donald Trump and his administration push for students and teachers to return in-person to classrooms.”

NPR: Kids Feel Pandemic Stress Too. Here’s How To Help Them Thrive

NPR: Kids Feel Pandemic Stress Too. Here’s How To Help Them Thrive. “As the pandemic continues, children are still mostly at home. Summer activities are canceled or up in the air, and many children are suffering confusion and stress. Parents may be stressed themselves, but there are ways to help kids feel better.”

Johns Hopkins University: Johns Hopkins Launches Reopening Policy Tracker For K-12 Schools

Johns Hopkins University: Johns Hopkins Launches Reopening Policy Tracker For K-12 Schools. “A multidisciplinary team of Johns Hopkins University researchers has launched a new website that provides a range of tools dedicated to assessing and guiding K-12 school reopening plans across the United States, including a School Reopening Policy Tracker that provides real-time analysis of the latest guidance documents from every state.”

Pixelkin: Family Video Game Database Includes Information on Hundreds of Games

Pixelkin: Family Video Game Database Includes Information on Hundreds of Games. “Parent Zone and AskAboutGames have launched an informative gaming website aimed at parents and guardians. The Family Video Game Database includes details on nearly 600 games, including ESRB ratings, microtransactions, and multiplayer.”