June 14, 2020
We’ve spent a lot of time over the past few weeks talking about how to teach our kids about racism.
The theme of this week is kids teaching us.
Kids and families marched in Chicago, Phoenix, Chicago, Brooklyn and Kona (Hawaii). Nine-year-old Tiny Diplomat Havana Chapman-Edwards' 5 questions for adults about racism went viral on Twitter. And in Seattle, virtual student protests brought about an end (at least temporarily) to the policing of Seattle Public Schools by the Seattle Police Department.
On the COVID-19 front, the WHO is sending mixed messages about the threat of asymptomatic transmission, and the American Federation of Teachers estimated that it will cost $116.5 billion to reopen schools.
Coming this week: Juneteenth is this Friday (read on if you don’t know what that is), and, of course, Father’s Day next Sunday.
Overheard on the Playground
"I have resigned as a member of the Reddit board, I have urged them to fill my seat with a black candidate, and I will use future gains on my Reddit stock to serve the black community, chiefly to curb racial hate. I’m writing this as a father who needs to be able to answer his black daughter when she asks: 'What did you do?'" -- Alexis Ohanian
- Out-Tech Your Kids :: The tech-positive podcast from Cool Mom Tech launched this week to talk positive tech culture for parents.
- Start-up Advice For Kids :: Encourage your kids to start a business this summer! The right advice can go a long way. (Colorado Parent)
- Moms and Childcare :: Many working mothers will find it difficult to get back to work without providing their children with childcare. Take a look at the stats. (Working Mother)
- Kaleidoscope From Scratch :: Learn how to make a kaleidoscope in this fun tutorial! (Handmade Charlotte)
- Summer Camp At Home :: Download six weeks of free activities for families looking to have a memorable summer. (Busy Toddler)
- Celebrating Juneteenth :: Juneteenth (June 19th) celebrates the day the last 250,000 slaves in the U.S. were effectively freed -- more than two and a half years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. (Welcome to Fresberg (video))
- Father’s Day Eclipse :: The eastern hemisphere will be able to see a full eclipse on Father’s Day — a rare occurrence on earth. (DOGO News)