DISCOVER HOW GNOMES INSPIRE KIDS TO EXPLORE CREATIVITY
The Magical World of Gnomes Gnome origins are woven into European folklore, dwarfish, subterranean goblin, or earth spirit who guards mines of precious treasures hidden in the Earth. These unique creatures are incorporated into medieval mythologies; they are usually small, physically deformed (usually hunchbacked) creatures resembling a dry, gnarled old man. Gob, the king…Read More
HOW TIME TRAVEL STORIES HELP KIDS LEARN ABOUT HSTORY
Do you ever think about tumbling into another period as a time traveler? That’s what Abigail, the character in my new book – Abigail and Sego’s Magical Train Ride – did to solve a mystery for her 6th-grade bicentennial assignment. She tumbles from life in 1976 to the 1860s. Come along and see what she…Read More
You Can Surprise your kids with letters from Santa (Father Christmas).
You can learn from a great master author. Although you might know J. R. R. Tolkien as the author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, this academic was also a doting father who penned “The Father Christmas Letters” for his children. Here’s what he did; you can use his examples…Read More
Can Mark Twain’s Childhood Inspire Future Young Authors?
Writers are both naturally born and can be made. Early childhood can be a source of inspiration for a great novelist. Mark Twain is an example of a great writer who received creative inspiration from his childhood home and its surrounding world. Here are some exciting events in his life that inspired his future. Mark…Read More
Take Your Kids to Colorado get closer to the blue skies
Along the Santa Fe Trail by Ginger Wadsworth An adaptation of the author’s biography, Land of Enchantment, describes her eventful 1852 journey with her mother and brother from Kansas to California over the Santa Fe trail in a large wagon train. Colorado is the 38th state and it was awarded Statehood on…Read More
CALIFORNIA DREAMING? WHY TAKE A CALIFORNIA FAMILY VACATION THIS SUMMER?
Duke and Daisy are taking you to the 31st state California greeted explorers, vacationers, and adventurers for years and there are still many attractions for families to explore in the Golden State today. Duke and Daisy share the best family California adventures. Special California stories On September 29, 1542, Juan Rodriquez Cabrillo…Read More
DISCOVER THE MANY BENEFITS OF TRAVEL FOR KIDS
Duke and Daisy are always thinking about good things for kids. They’d like to share their recent discovery about the benefit of travel for kids. Daisy would like to share an article from Mamadisput that inspired her to ask Duke about her plan to take children on a wonderful travel adventure for kids in all…Read More
GREAT IDEAS TO SPARK KIDS INTEREST IN WINTER ADVENTURES
Snow flurries began to fall and they swirled around people’s legs like house cats. It was magical, this snow globe world.” ―Sarah Addison Allen, author Winter can be a season of adventure and wonder for kids. Duke and Daisy want to help kids discover the many wonders of winter.…Read More
3 Great authors’ childhoods can inspire children’s writing dreams
Duke and Daisy have a new assistant, Dugan the Literary Critic. He spends his time finding great books for children. Here’s what he found for his first assignment. Dugan, the Literary critic, discovered a fantastic book, “Before they were Authors Famous Authors – Famous Writers as Kids.” These illustrious authors’ stories may inspire future…Read More
Help Kids Discover the Many Wonders of Nature
Welcome to Duke and Daisy’s Kid’s Nature Adventures. They realize that playing, exploring, and discovering nature is the best activity they can share with kids. So come along, grab your children, and enter nature’s enchanting world. Intellectual Benefits. The natural world is a giant, open-ended learning laboratory. It promotes creativity and imagination. This unstructured…Read More