Archive for Month: July

internet safety for kids

Online Safety Tips: Internet Safety for Kids

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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rescue dogs

A Lifelong Responsibility: One Family’s Love of Rescue Dogs

Fayetteville Family Shares Their Love of Rescue Dogs By Dave Woods • Official Kids Mag The Bryan sisters love their rescue 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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kids from various religions

Making Faithful Friends: Kids From Various Religions

Rukaya Alrubaye, Maren Park and Luu Adler became fast friends during a recent interfaith summer camp hosted by Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Fayetteville. The three kids of faith learned about each other’s religious traditions during the weeklong session.

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promised land zoo

It’s a Zoo Out There: Bringing Kids and Animals Together

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 say.”

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animal league of northwest Arkansas

A Special Bond: Animal League of Northwest Arkansas

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 organization said, following a busy morning rescuing dogs from a breeder suspected of neglect. “Our mission is to advocate...

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kids volunteering

Giving Back: Kids Volunteering to Find Their Passions

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 groups and networks,” she said. “With kids it’s in their own schools. Volunteering lets them see a broader community in...

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community service

Kid Hero Ryan Durby: Community Service and Volunteering

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 old. We had to go to hospitals during the school year and I missed a lot...

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sounds of Africa

The Sounds of Africa… in Arkansas?

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 heard for miles.

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