Archive for Month: July

Snack Attack

In class or after school, these easy recipes will tickle your taste buds By Dave Woods • Official Kids Mag Hey kids! Don’t head back to school with the same old treats and snacks. Get your adult to jazz up snack time with one of these tasty treats. Want...

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Online Safety

By Brian Huntley Knowing what to do and what to avoid when playing online games on a console, PC or mobile device can potentially create a good or bad experience. Social media apps add a whole new layer of interactivity to the mix. Of course, you’re there to have...

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‘A Lifelong Responsibility’

Fayetteville family shares their love of rescue dogs By Dave Woods • Official Kids Mag The Bryan sisters love their adopted dogs. “They are very funny and loving,” said Chloe Bryan, an 11-year-old McNair Middle School student. “They love attention and they are just awesome. One is a Maltipoo,...

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Making Faithful Friends

Area Christian, Muslim and Jewish kids come together to learn about faith, have fun By Dave Woods • Official Kid Mag Photos by Rachel Lipe Rukaya Alrubaye, Maren Park and Luu Adler became fast friends during a recent interfaith summer camp hosted by Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Fayetteville....

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It’s a ZOO out there!

Branson’s Promised Land Zoo brings kids and animals together Story and Photos By Dave Woods • Official Kids Mag Marcia Phillips knows how to keep a kid’s attention. “Put a baby kangaroo in someone’s lap,” she said, “Oh yea, they are willing to listen to anything you have to...

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‘A Special Bond’

Animal League supports families and their pets with low cost services, programs By Dave Woods • Official Kids Mag Carmen Nelson is devoted to the Animal League of Washington County and the role it plays in Northwest Arkansas. “We do a lot of things,” Carmen, director of the not-for-profit...

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Desire to Inspire

Botanical Garden of the Ozarks is a place for kids to get back to nature By Dave Woods • Official Kids Mag Photos by Rachel Lipe Going to Garden Buds gets Olivia Barahona smiling. “I like it because there is so much to do,” the 7-year-old said. “I play...

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Giving Back

United Way officer hopes kids will volunteer to help find their passions By Dave Woods • Official Kids Mag When it comes to community involvement and its importance for adults and kids alike, Christina Hinds knows what she is talking about. “We all grow up in our own socioeconomic...

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A Good Kid

Kid hero talks about importance of community service, volunteering By Dave Woods • Official Kids Mag Ryan Durby’s interest in volunteering and community service started at an early age. “I guess it was cancer,” the 10-year-old Owl Creek Elementary fifth grader explained. “I was diagnosed when I was four-years...

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The Sounds of Africa… in Arkansas?

A photo essay by Sarah Hammons You know what a lion’s roar sounds like, but have you ever heard one “carol”? Lions make many more noises other than their traditional roar. A collection of vocalizations and noises that come from their diaphragms is called “caroling” and can often be...

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