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 on a Fun Visit to Connecticut – Inventor of the Lollipop
The first people came to the area that’s now Connecticut more than 10,000 years ago. Several thousand years later, Native American tribes including the Mohegan, Pequot, and Niantic lived in this region. Dutch traders arrived in 1614 and created Connecticut’s first European settlement in 1633. Both the Dutch and English settlers founded settlements in…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
TAKE YOUR KIDS TO ARKANSAS TO SHOW THEM THE WONDERS OF NATURE AND A SPECIAL NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE
ARKANSAS THE 25TH STATE’S MOTTO: THE PEOPLE RULE. ARKANSAS HAS THE MOST DIVERSE GEOGRAPHY WITH MOUNTAINS, RIVERS, AND HOT SPRINGS. IT’S GREAT FOR OUTDOOR AND NATURE LOVERS. Arkansas is a sparkling state. Why? It’s a sparkling Diamond state with the discovery of diamonds in 1906 at the Crater of Diamonds State Park. Today…Read More
DISCOVER WHY KIDS NEED AN ARIZONA VACATION
Arizona: The 48th State. It was the last of the 48 states to join the union. It offers wonders of nature—the Grand Canyon with 277 miles of the gorge carved by the Colorado River. Native Americans have been living in the state for centuries. One special place to add to visit is the Havasupai Indian…Read More
DISCOVER WHY YOUR KIDS WOULD LOVE TO VISIT ALASKA
Duke and Daisy are ready to help you take your kids to their next state on their plans for their fifty-state journey. Their next destination is Alaska, the 49th state. They also have some experts from Alaska to be the tour guides. Family members of Iditarod Trail Sled Dogs. Alaska’s native peoples include the Athabascans,…Read More