10 Things You Didn’t Know About the Fourth of July
The legend of America’s birth is only 236 years old. However, in that short amount of time, a number of legends that would normally take centuries to grow and multiply in any other civilization have sprung up The Fourth of July may have been dedicated to celebrate the spirit and sacrifice that helped found the nation’s freedom but no nation’s origins, no matter how young or old, are lacking fantastic stories that sound too good to be true and therefore must be. Here are 10 things you didn't know about our nation's birthday. 1. America didn’t declare its independence on the Fourth of July Chris Hondros, Getty Perhaps the greatest misconception of this American holiday lies in the name and its equally iconic date. The true “Independence Day” depends on your definition of…
Beverly Cleary Turns 100: An Oregon Art Beat Celebration Special
Beverly Cleary is an award-winning author whose books for children have become classics.
10 Reasons to Send Your Child to Camp
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10 Fastest Growing Sports for Kids
Find out what sports are trending among youths so you can stay “with it.”
Calling Girls This Word May Seem Harmless — But Why Are Boys Never Called It?
Here's the one word you should strike from your vocabulary today.
How to Teach Anger Management for Teens and Young Adults
Module 9: Anger Management focuses on how to teach anger management for teens and young adults by changing what triggers their anger. Learn more here.
Sports Injuries: How to Avoid Them and Replacement Activities
Don’t let sporting injury wreck your fitness habits. Just find a new activity that doesn’t aggravate your new condition
How to Microwave Scrambled Eggs
Microwave scrambled eggs are perfect for rushed mornings. Check out this quick and simple guide for how to microwave scrambled eggs from the Incredible Egg.
Tips for Montessori School, Preschool, Kindergarten, Elementary School
The Montessori philosophy is that the child goes through learning cycles where he/she is irresistibly drawn to a learning activity. This is termed a “sensitive period” for an activity. From birth to age six, the child is going through the sensitive period for language and is able to absorb any language presented with the greatest of ease. This is the reason why children have a much easier time picking up the languages they are exposed to, while adults find it difficult By: Ms. Ashley Simms You’ve all seen the saying: “If you can read this, thank a teacher.” Well, that technically is probably true, but as many of us now know, developing a love of reading doesn’t happen exclusively in the classroom or school environment. As educators and creators of educational spaces, we…
How Can You Do a Lot for a Little?
For some, becoming a Big can seem like a larger commitment than they think they’re ready for. At Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minneso...