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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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Why do Kids Love and Need Tall Tales?

Tall tales may have their origins around frontier campfires in the 1800s. Perhaps they began as “bragging contests” among the tough pioneers who were exploring the Wild West. And the stories kept getting wilder. Tall tales are essentially stories and storytelling can help kids solve problems, deal with stressful situations, and increase inner harmony. Tall…

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