Adventures in Mom Camp: 5 Things to Know About Kids This Week

Our curated list of kid-related news for July 22, 2016.

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  • 1. Adventures in Mom Camp. Samantha Shanley set out to do something different with the summer. Instead of stocking her kids’ summer days with child care and day camp, she announced a new plan to her kids: Mom Camp. In a Washington Post essay, she describes progressing from blank stares and “that makes no sense” to what would become a “revolutionary” experience for her family. (This summer, my kids are going to mom camp. It’s what we all need.)
  • 3. Kids set coding record. Some 9,782 kids got together for Moonhack, the Australian coding event set up to memorialize the Apollo 11 landing (in which Australian technology played a large role in allowing people to watch the landing on TV). Moonhack was put on by Code Club Australia, an organization founded in 2014 that aims to introduces young kids to coding.
    (Australia creates new world record for most kids coding at one time.)

  • 5. Kids launch project to feed homeless people in their community. Derrell and Kyllon Martin, brothers in New Orleans, Louisiana, created “The Helping Lunchbox” to help feed the homeless people in their community. Spurred to action when they noticed so many people living under the bridge, they’ve since served more than 200 people, according to Good News Network. (Kindhearted Brothers Hand Out Brown Paper Bags Lunches To 200 Homeless)

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