Archive for Author: fledbetter

Bentonville Bike Parade: Let the Good Times Roll

Recently, some young patriotic cyclists rolled out for a bike parade through the Bentonville town square. The children had access to free red, white and blue decorations to adorn their ride with. Then the short parade began as proud parents and farmers market shoppers were treated to a colorful...

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Bullying: What Kids Can Do to Help

Are you being bullied? Do you see bullying at your school? What is Bullying? When someone says or does something unintentionally hurtful and they do it once, that’s RUDE. When someone says or does something intentionally hurtful and they do it once, that’s MEAN. When someone says or does...

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It’s Just Plain Weird: A Massive Cloud of Ladybugs

A Massive Cloud of Ladybugs or Maybe Not? Weather forecasters at the National Weather Service in San Diego, California, were surprised when a large “blob” appeared on their radar screens, over the San Gabriel Mountains. It was a clear day and there were no other signs of storms or...

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Reading List: Books About Kindness, Anti-Bullying, and Being Different

Reading List: Books About Kindness, Anti-Bullying, and Being Different Fiction The Rabbit Listened Doerrfeld, Cori (2018 • Grade level PreK-K) A story of how to be there for someone who’s struggling without trying to fix things for them. What Should Danny Do? Levy, Adir (2017 • Grade level PreK-K)...

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Arkansas in the Air: The Air and Military Museum in Fayetteville

The Air and Military Museum in Fayetteville With National Aviation Day on August 19, this is a great month to check out the Arkansas Air and Military Museum in Fayetteville. Official Kids Mag did just that and we’d like to give you a little preview… but, seriously, go see...

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The Sky’s the Limit: Fun Facts About Aviation

The Sky’s the Limit: Fun Facts About Aviation The Wright Flyer was considered the first real airplane. It was the result of four years of research and design by the Wright brothers, and it was the foundation of airplane designs that followed. When World War I broke out in...

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Young Eagles® Program Is All About Flight

What is it like to fly in a small plane and look down at your hometown? Some kids in Northwest Arkansas have discovered that thrill through the Young Eagles® flight introduction program. Launched in 1992, the Young Eagles® program has dedicated more than 25 years to giving youth ages...

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Kindness Rules! It’s Contagious.

Kindness Rules! How are your kindness skills? Do you look for chances to do something nice for others? Doing things for others makes you feel good inside.    Did you know doing something nice for someone can make you feel stronger and have more energy? And kindness is contagious;...

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Super Hero Kids Answer “Who is Your Real Life Hero?”

This month, Official Kids Mag talked with some Super Hero kids about the power of kindness. Here’s what they had to say… Madelynn C., 9 years old OKM: Imagine you have the Super Hero Power of Kindness. How do you show kindness to your family, friends or school mates?...

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