Starting this month with Thanksgiving, we approach the holidays with an increased awareness that there are many people in the world who are not as fortunate as we are. As a parent, you recognize that; however, children often have a more difficult time understanding the needs of others.
There are several holidays that kids love, and one of their favorites doesn’t even include a day off from school. While they may love the parades and fireworks on the Fourth of July; and they certainly love the decorations and excitement surrounding the end-of-year holidays; and they may even love all the good food and getting together with friends and family at Thanksgiving.
It’s likely that your children are exposed somewhat regularly to news shows and, consequently, have probably heard a lot of discussions about the Constitution. Since September is the month in which we celebrate the Constitution … and 2023 marks the 236th anniversary of its adoption … it seems like a good time to give parents a few tips on helping to educate their children on this most important American document.
It’s that time of year again that both parents and kids look forward to with excited anticipation: It’s the start of a new school year! For students, it’s a time for new beginnings and a fresh start; for parents, it’s a time to get bored kids back into a routine with plenty to do to occupy their days.
Poetry has been around for at least 7,000 years. It began in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC and was most likely used in ancient rituals or for storytelling purposes.
Since 1977, every year, the American Cancer Society has designated the third Thursday of November as the Great American Smokeout. This year, this important event occurs on November 17.
What do you think of when you hear the word Halloween? Eating an endless amount of treats, telling scary stories, or carving giant pumpkins may pop into your mind. October 31 brings a day full of costumes and trick-or-treating, but why do we celebrate Halloween? This spooky holiday dates back a couple of thousand years and has changed quite a bit over time.