Police beg parents to keep kids inside over Easter as park crowds risk new lockdown & Matt Hancock warns ‘nobody’s safe’

COPS are begging parents to keep their kids indoors over Easter as chaotic scenes at packed parks risk a fresh coronavirus lockdown.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said: “Enjoy the sunshine, by all means, but nobody is safe from this virus until we can make everybody safe.”

Hundreds of revellers at a 'rave' yesterday evening in Manchester City Centre

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Hundreds of revellers at a ‘rave’ yesterday evening in Manchester City CentreCredit: ASP
Cops were called to the Manchester event on March 31

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Trips for Kids TriLakes chapter opens in Branson | News Free

The Branson Parks and Recreation department never fails to offer events and programs to get everyone outdoors.

Their newest free program, a partnership with ‘Trips for Kids’, is designed to get kids on their bikes and outside.

According to a press release from the city of Branson, with the launching of this local chapter, Trips for Kids TriLakes, area youth will be able to sign up for free bike programs

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Kids must bridge the learning gap this summer | Columnists

Let’s quit dancing around the issue of whether some students should be in school, in-person, all summer to make up for what they have lost during this pandemic-damaged school year.

Of course they should. It’s the least we can do, and almost certainly insufficient to the challenges we face. But it’s a good starting point.

Still, as a society we seem incapable of mustering the collective will to make it

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As more towns join esports leagues, kids can compete and make friends despite the pandemic

Many kids play video games “no matter what,” said Mark Ghiloni, director of the Dover Recreation Department. “So we looked at it as … let’s see how we can be a value.”

Esports refers to the competitive playing of online games from the omnipresent battle royale Fortnite to the perennially popular Super Smash Brothers fighter, and even games based on physical sports such as FIFA or Madden NFL.

Ghiloni’s department

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Belmar Steps Up to Plate with Plans for Kids’ Recreation Programs This Summer

BELMAR, NJ — Belmar officials are working on a game plan to bring back recreational programs for children this summer, focusing first on outdoor activities.

Recreation director Barry Trogu gave an update of efforts during the borough council’s March 2 meeting — in response to parents’ concerns that the borough wasn’t doing enough to ensure the return of youth recreation programs after the coronavirus has forced the cancellation of most

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Anonymous non-profit unanimously approves purchase offer to give kids the lakeshore

This location was most recently Muskegon Community College’s Lakeshore Fitness Center and will soon be the new home of BGCML’s youth and teen Clubhouse.

On Wednesday, Feb. 24, the Boys & Girls Club of the Muskegon Lakeshore’s (BGCML) Board of Directors unanimously voted to approve the purchase of 900 W. Western Ave in Muskegon, MI. 

This location was most recently Muskegon Community College’s Lakeshore Fitness Center and will soon be

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Denver kids get new wheels thanks to Gates annual bike “BuildORama”

Not only did Carlos Villela, Daniella Soira and Noah Avli get brand new bikes Friday, they got to take them for several spins inside the school lunchroom.

The three were among the first of the second-graders at Castro Elementary School in west Denver to get their bicycles and helmets as part of the Gates Corp.’s fourth annual bicycle giveaway. The Denver-based company teams up with Priority Bicycles, a manufacturer, and

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At least 285 kids and school staff caught COVID-19 at school, new state stats show

Find all of the most important pandemic education news on Educating N.J., a special resource guide created for parents, students and educators.

The number of students, teachers and school staff who have contracted or transmitted the coronavirus at school rose to 285 this week after four new school outbreaks were reported, state health officials said Wednesday.

The new school outbreaks — defined as cases in which two or more

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Parenting in a pandemic: What it’s like to raise kids through the covid-19 crisis | Local News Stories

The coronavirus pandemic has been looming in Lake Havasu City since March, when the first positive case was confirmed. For months, families have been forced to adapt to the many changes brought by the virus — from school shutdowns, new hybrid schedules, a lack of recreation options, online learning, changes at work, new regulations, heightened focus on sanitation and more.

Summer was Havasu’s first largest peak of cases, with numbers

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The best tech toys for kids

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Barbie Astrophysicist Doll

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Barbie’s had a lot of jobs over the course of her 60-plus-year history, but here at Engadget it’s always going to be the more science- and tech-related editions that catch our eye. And this National Geographic co-branded doll certainly fits the bill, outfitting Barbie in a stylish nebula-pattern

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Free flu shot clinic for kids set at Expo Center in 2020

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Infectious disease experts are urging the public, now more than ever, to get vaccinated against the flu. The added urgency stems in part from the symptoms it shares with COVID-19 and concerns about confusing them. (Sept. 14)

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Health Department to offer drive-through flu shot clinic for kids in late October

Manitowoc County Health Department has scheduled a

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5 things to do with kids in Tampa Bay this week: Oct. 5-11

1. Creatures of the Night: ZooTampa at Lowry Park has brought back its family-friendly Halloween series. Capacity is limited, visitors will have to make a reservation in advance and masks are required for the few indoor attractions that are open. This year’s event is themed around campfire tales and features several new outdoor Halloween experiences and spooky characters. It also has a fall harvest Pumpkin Palooza for the littlest kids

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High Schools not playing yet? Kids still finding options to get on the field

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, like many school systems throughout North Carolina, have not yet begun summer workouts for high school sports.

With school activities on pause, some area student-athletes are still finding ways to get into the game this summer, in part to fight boredom, stay sharp and to find new ways to get recruited for college.

For the past several weeks, for example, some of the area’s best high school basketball

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New ‘pandemic potential’ found in China; Arizona delays opening of schools; kids sports march on

A new pandemic threat could be simmering in China while at home more states are tightening restrictions aimed at tamping down an alarming boom in coronavirus cases.

Arizona delayed the start for in-class learning for the 2020-21 school year. Oregon and Kansas are the latest states that will begin to require face masks in public.

“Modeling from the Oregon Health Authority shows that if we don’t take further action to

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Inside One Mother’s Fight To Help Her Kids Get An Education During Coronavirus

(Photo: Illustration: Damon Dahlen/HuffPost; Photos: Terri Johnson/Getty)
(Photo: Illustration: Damon Dahlen/HuffPost; Photos: Terri Johnson/Getty)

This story about rural education was produced as part of the series Critical Condition: The Students the Pandemic Hit Hardest, reported by HuffPost and The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education.

Terri Johnson willed her body not to show signs of impatience. She had been sitting in the parking lot of a McDonald’s in Greenville,

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Parents of special education kids hope for summer school

THORNWOOD, N.Y. — When Diane Segel started a petition urging New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to allow in-person extended summer school, she was at her wits’ end.

Since mid-March, after schools shut down amid the coronavirus pandemic, Segel struggled to function as a teacher, speech therapist, occupational therapist and physical therapist for her 3½-year-old son William, who has developmental delays.

While most children across the country transitioned into the routine

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