Archive for Month: February

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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Little Things Count

Local mom works to make volunteering top of mind for young family By Dave Woods dwoods@OfficialKidsMag.com 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...

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Summer Camp

By Dave Woods • dwoods@OfficialKidsMag.com Catharyne Nell loves to go to summer camp. “It is very fun,” she said of Camp Bentonville. “We have really good activities. They are really fun.” The 10-year-old Willowbrook Elementary School fourth grader is already anticipating and planning for summer camps. “Crystal Bridges came...

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Some Fast Kids

Local mountain bike club finds fun training, riding together By Dave Woods • dwoods@OfficialKidsMag.com • Photos by Brian Huntley 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....

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S’more than just cookies

Local sisters sing the praises of Girl Scouts By Dave Woods dwoods@OfficialKidsMag.com 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...

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Making a Difference

Kid Heroes make a difference for local organizations By Dave Woods • dwoods@OfficialKidsMag.com 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...

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PRESS A TO CONTINUE: RETRO GAMING

Written by Brian Huntley The before time 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,...

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Say Hello to Jell-O

An afternoon with the Bolton brothers Story by Dave Woods • dwoods@OfficialKidsMag.com • Photos by Brian Huntley 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...

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Top of Her Field

Middle school student skating for a dream By Dave Woods dwoods@OfficialKidsMag.com 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...

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Camp Kesem

University students provide camp for kids of parents fighting cancer By Dave Woods • dwoods@OfficialKidsMag.com 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...

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