Archive for Author: fledbetter

books about presidents

Bookworm Kids: Books About Presidents

President’s Day is February 17, 2020. Celebrate by reading some of these awesome books about presidents that honor those men who have shaped our nation.  My Little Golden Book About George Washington  by Lori H. Houran, illustrated by Viviana Garofoli Best for Grades PreK-1 An account of how...

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exercise

Why Exercise is Wise

You exercise all the time without even thinking of it. When you run around outside or play kickball at school, you are exercising. What else counts as exercise? Helping around the house, like vacuuming, sweeping or folding clothes.  Playing sports, dancing, and doing push-ups. Even reaching down to touch...

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drinking water

Let’s go for Some H20: The Importance of Drinking Water

Hey kids! Here’s another way to stay healthy and take care of your heart. And it might surprise you: drinking water!! The American Heart Association of Northwest Arkansas and some other organizations – RB, Beaver Water District, Healthy Active Arkansas and Tyson Foods – recently brought 30 new water bottle...

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birds

Kid Heroes: Quin Keeps Track of the Birds

What happens when you combine two hobbies you love? Official Kids Mag found a Kid Hero who did just that! And finding out about Quin happened just in time for a story about this months’ Great Backyard Bird Count. Quin W., who is now 16, has been taking photos...

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mammoth spring

Weird & Wonderful in Arkansas: Mammoth Spring State Park

Mammoth Spring is part of a large underground river system.  It’s called a first magnitude karst spring and it starts with rain falling in southern Missouri. It is the largest spring in Arkansas and the third-largest spring in the Ozark region behind Big Spring and Greer Spring. Mammoth Spring...

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volunteer

Volunteer to Grow Your Heart on Random Acts of Kindness Day

There are many ways to volunteer and help others in your school, community or city.  Random Acts of Kindness day could be a stepping stone down a path of making people smile everyday. If you have seen Official Kids Mag, you may have seen our Kid Hero stories where...

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bird

It’s for the Birds: Each Bird Contributes to Our Ecosystem

Birds are important to the ecosystem. Each type of bird plays a different role in helping to maintain the ecosystem. Here are a few ways birds contribute. 1. Birds eat insects – hundreds of them a day. Insect eating birds include bluebirds, warblers and woodpeckers. Also, bats eat thousands of...

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heart

You’ve Got a Heart! Keep it Healthy!

We see and hear about hearts everywhere. A long time ago, people even thought that their emotions came from their hearts, maybe because hearts beat faster when a person is scared or excited. Now we know that emotions come from the brain, and in this case, the brain tells...

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chocolate

Chocolate: A Sweet History

Do you love chocolate? Did you know that in some form or another, it has been around for 2,000 years, and some even say about 4,000 years? It comes from the pods of the cacao tree. Heart-shaped boxes filled with yummy treats are favorite gifts on Valentine’s Day. Chocolate...

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