Space Book and Games: Astro Girl by Ken Wilson-Max

Space Book and Games: Astro Girl by Ken Wilson-Max

Young children are amazed with outer space and astronauts. Ken Wilson-Max wrote a book about a little girl having a major discussion about being an astronaut with her father. Candlewick Press published Astro Girl in 2019. This book has a cute story and brightly colored illustrations. The last couple of pages gives educational information about space travel and astronauts. Young Astrid was having fun acting out the things an astronaut does while she waited for her mother to come home.
Egyptian Death: Mummy Kitty

Egyptian Death: Mummy Kitty

A century is one hundred years and the civilization of the Egyptian people was nearly 30 centuries long. The unification of the people of upper and lower Egypt by King Menes created the first recorded dynasty around the Nile, as he founded the capital of ancient Egypt at White Walls (later known as Memphis). The religious ancient Egyptians believed that after their death, they lived a second eternal life in another world underneath Egypt and that they ought to take with them the kind of things necessary to them as in their first life.
Parents & Children: Time at Home, Activities Galore

Parents & Children: Time at Home, Activities Galore

The thing we love about children is their exuberance. But when they are forced to stay home or consequences keep them indoors, parents begin to look for outlets for their energy. This article has ideas to engage children, kids or teens. Some of them are easy, breezy and some events require a little more planning or set-up. Whatever your situation, take the time to read through the various types of entertainment and see what you can muster.
Coronavirus: Games to Amuse the Kids While Quarantined

Coronavirus: Games to Amuse the Kids While Quarantined

We have had to stay indoors with weather emergencies, but now with the Coronavirus (COVID19) pandemic knocking at our doors we may have to stay put inside our homes longer than we want. How do we amuse the kiddos? Yes, we have electronics, but this isn’t healthy play for a long period of time. What do we do with a generation that is always in “need” of material objects for entertainment?
Coronavirus or COVID-19 Facts You Should Know: For Students and Parents

Coronavirus or COVID-19 Facts You Should Know: For Students and Parents

A virus is typically named for its genetic structure because it is shorthand for the people who work to quickly develop diagnostic tests and subsequent vaccines to prevent, mitigate—tamp down the spread and transmissibility—of a disease. This particular virus, COVID-19, was originally named a “severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2” (SARS-CoV-2), but while related to the original SARS, these two RNA viruses are different; and the first name was thought to cause panic and fear in people, mainly Asians, who were terribly affected in the SARS outbreak of 2003.
Storming of the Locusts

Storming of the Locusts

You’ve seen the funny little grasshopper. He has big eyes, long feelers called antennae, and legs that are kind of bent backwards allowing him to jump fairly long distances; a one-inch grasshopper can leap 20 inches (50.8 centimeters). That would be like you, a five-foot tall person, say, being able to spring over the length of an entire basketball court! Our leaping wonder belongs to the orthoptera (awr THAHP tuhr uh) family along with Katydids, crickets and locust.
Inkblots: Rorschach and His Test

Inkblots: Rorschach and His Test

Rorschach Inkblot Think about how many times you’ve taken the opportunity to look at the clouds in a bright blue sky and how you were delighted in finding shapes and fanciful figures. When you do this, you are exciting your brain and activating areas that are responsible for thought perception and the processing of emotion, especially in the relationship to memory. There is a brain and personality diagnostic test to do that very thing and it was created a long time ago by Hermann Rorschach—and it’s aptly named the Rorschach Inkblot test, and its aim is to observe the power of seeing.
Tooth Fairy Books and Activities for Kids

Tooth Fairy Books and Activities for Kids

Losing baby teeth is a milestone of growing up, but to make this event fun for children, the tooth fairy is involved. This fantasy figure visits a sleeping child and removes the tucked tooth (under a pillow or on the bedside table) and leaves a reward in its place. I had the opportunity to review fiction storybooks about tooth fairies. These books are entertaining and provide interesting facts that can be used in school or home.
Who Was Pablo Casals?

Who Was Pablo Casals?

A sound wave with a high frequency vibrates more rapidly than a sound wave at low frequency. And typically, a vibrating string produces very little sound unless the string instrument has a sounding board. Pau (Pablo) Casals could make a cello weep, dance, and the strains of his music could alter your day. He was that good! Instrument Notations Towering 6’5″ cellist Amit Peled, is a highly acclaimed cello performer and aficionado who teaches at the Peabody Institute.
The Great Houdini: A Magical Life

The Great Houdini: A Magical Life

Harry Houdini Today, if we met Harry Houdini, we would think he was one scary man. Not because he would scare the bejeezus out of us with a loud noise or using some monstrous mask. No, we would be afraid that he had failed or worse, died. Harry Houdini did death-defying tricks at the end of his career that, even today, the audience and also practitioners of magic would be hard-pressed to do or even figure out.