February 9, 2018

8 Winter Olympics Numbers You Should Know

The 23rd Winter Olympics take place February 9 through February 25, 2018, in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Wow your friends with these facts: (1) Country with most […]
February 9, 2018

10 Fun Facts from Past Winter Olympics

The 23rd Winter Olympics will run February 9 through February 25, 2018, in Pyeongchang, South Korea. To help you get ready for the big event, here […]
February 9, 2018

Happy Chinese New Year!

In China, other Asian countries, and in communities of Asian people around the world, people are celebrating what they consider to be the most important holiday […]
February 6, 2018

Fiction or Nonfiction: What Should Children Read?

Teachers, librarians, and experts in child development agree that the more children read, the better readers and learners they can become. But we all know that […]
January 29, 2018

Why do we celebrate Valentine’s Day?

As February 14 approaches, shops are filled with heart-shaped boxes of chocolates, lovey-dovey greeting cards, and bunches of red and pink flowers, reminding us that it […]
January 22, 2018

Developing Good Readers

For many years, educators tried to determine reading readiness—that is, when children were ready to learn how to read. They believed that visual and listening abilities, […]
January 19, 2018

Why do people give gifts?

For many people, February 14, Valentine’s Day, means giving or getting a bouquet of flowers, a box of candy, a romantic greeting card, or some other […]
January 12, 2018

Honoring victims and heroes in the pursuit of racial justice: the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and the Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday

Two new museums—the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and the Museum of Mississippi History—opened in December 2017 near the state capitol in Jackson. The general history museum […]
January 5, 2018

How to help school kids get back to the books after the holidays and other breaks from school

So, the holiday break is over and it is time for your children to go back to school. Here are some tips to help your kids […]
December 15, 2017

The History Behind New Year’s Day Celebrations.

The calendar date changes from one day to the next when the clock strikes midnight—a mundane event that occurs 364 times without much fanfare as we […]