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 […]
December 8, 2017

Stories About Traditional Holiday Lights!

The holiday season has arrived, and many homes are glowing with beautiful festive lights. Did you know that these lights sometimes have a specific purpose or […]
December 7, 2017

Have an environmentally-friendly holiday!

In the United States, 25% more trash is discarded between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day than during any other time of the year. Of course, the […]
December 1, 2017

From St. Nick to Santa, and beyond…

Have you ever written a letter to Santa Claus, professing your good behavior and detailing what you HOpe, HOpe, HOpe he will bring you on Christmas […]
November 24, 2017

8 Great Ways to Celebrate Giving Tuesday Without Spending Money

Tuesday, November 28, is Giving Tuesday, a day dedicated to giving and charity observed around the world. Giving Tuesday, which was first celebrated in 2012, is […]