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
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
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 your kids discover Peter Pan’s magic and learn to fly with J. M. Barrie
Duke and Daisy got to thinking about kids today with all the Covid -19 restrictions that kept them from their usual fun activities. They decided that Peter Pan would be a guy to help kids have fun and feel free and adventurous. Since the author of Peter Pan is J.M. Barrie and it’s Mr. Barrie’s…Read More
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…Read More
3 Great ideas for a children’s literary book tour this summer.
Duke and Daisy are packing their travel bags for their suggestions to take your kids on a literary road trip this summer. They believe in Saint Augustine’s quote. “The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” Saint Augustine They’re packing their suitcases with children’s novels and picture…Read More
HELPING KIDS CELEBRATE LEWIS CARROLL’S BIRTHDAY
Duke and Daisy share birthday fun for the author of the classic children’s book, Alice in Wonderland. They like Alice Wonderland’s things to help kids learn from the fun experience when Alice falls down the Rabbit Hole. Such lessons: 1.) Without taking a risk, you don’t grow. 2) Discover who you really are. 3) Accept…Read More
3 Ways Journal Writing Helps Your Kids with Personal Growth
It’s winter, and your kids may be home more because of remote learning. Duke and Daisy spent their time to find something that will help your kids feel better and have some fun while they’re spending more time indoors and away from their everyday lifestyles. They’re enthused to help kids spend time writing in a…Read More
10 Ways Audio Books Can Help Kids’ Learn More and Get Smarter.
Duke and Daisy would love to help your children have fun while they learn since they may be spending more time at home instead of classroom learning. That’s why Duke took Daisy on a trip to find out more about audiobooks for kids. Come along and explore the ten great ways the audiobooks make…Read More
WHY EXPLORING RED RIDING HOOD WILL MAKE KIDS’ LIVES BETTER?
Duke and Daisy sometimes visit an enchanting fairy forest where they met a special friend that most kids know. Kids from many generations have learned and had fun with this wonderful young girl. Red Riding Hood first appeared in the 1600s. And Duke and Daisy agree with Charles Perrault, the original author, who…Read More