Archive for Month: February

dr. seuss

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

The National Education Association’s Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss. It was born on March 2, 1998, the largest celebration of reading...

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mom teaches her kids to volunteer

Little Things Count: Local Mom Teaches Her Kids to Volunteer

Amanda Brewer knows even the little things you do can make a difference. The recently crowned Mrs. Northwest Arkansas teaches her kids to volunteer and give back to the community in any way they can, even if it’s dropping off a couple gallons of milk a couple times a...

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local mountain bike club

Some FAST Kids: Local Mountain Bike Club Has a Fun Ride

A few years ago Greg Pool, a Bentonville dad, decided he wanted to spend more time with his family and stay active while doing it. The answer: Hit the trails. Soon, friends of his kids and their adults started showing up to ride the trails with the Pools.

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girl scouts

S’more Than Just Cookies: Local Sisters Praise Girl Scouts

Mary and Sophia Hyatt enjoy the time they get to spend together, and the time they spend with their friends in Girl Scout Troop 5340. “One of my friends introduced me to it,” Mary, a 10-year-old seventh grader said. “I stayed because it was fun. I got to do...

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kid heroes

Kid Heroes: Making a Difference for Local Organizations

Bella and Brooke Pierce started volunteering at an early age. The two sisters from Rogers show no sign of slowing down their community involvement any time soon. “So far I’ve volunteered at the animal shelter,” Bella, a student at Elmwood Middle School, said.

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retro gaming

Press A to Continue: Retro Gaming

In the beginning, there were my video games.  Growing up in the 1980s I played as much as my parents would allow. Video games were new then, and I loved them. That time in my life was special, and to this day, I have fond memories of my childhood....

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jell-o

Say Hello to Jell-O: A Long-Loved Dessert of Kids All Over

Official Kids Mag sat down with Brady and Brook Bolton recently at the home of Kurt and Robin Otto in Pea Ridge and talked about Jell-O. We not only talked about the long-loved desert, we made Jell-O and we ate Jell-O until Brady could eat no more.

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ice skating

Top of Her Field: Student Ice Skating Toward a Dream

Ella Aprea comes by her love of the ice honestly. “My mom skated when she was little and my dad always played hockey,” the 12-year-old figure skater said. “I guess just seeing how my mom used to skate made me want to do it. I remember my grandpa would...

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kids of parents fighting cancer

Camp Kesem: For Kids of Parents Fighting Cancer

Camp Kesem is close to Daniele Gibbons’ heart. “I am a child of a parent who battled cancer,” the University of Arkansas junior said. “When I saw this organization it interested me because it helps kids who are going through the same adversities as I did as a kid.”

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