Archive for Category: Did You Know?

lady of guadalupe

Catholics Celebrate Our Lady of Guadalupe

Every year on December 12, since 1859, Mexican Catholics celebrate el Dia de la Virgen de Guadalupe (Our Lady of Guadalupe) in Mexico and in many parts of the United States.

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cookies

A World of Cookies Out There

Hey kids, kids all around the world just like you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa in many ways. Their traditions may be a little different from country to country, but one thing is always the same. They LOVE cookies!

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santa claus virginia letter

“Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus”

Hey Kids, the story goes like this… Eight-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon wrote a letter to the editor of New York’s Sun, a big newspaper, and the quick response was printed as an unsigned editorial on Sept. 21, 1897. That’s a long time ago.

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bat facts

That’s Batty: Bat Facts That Will Surprise You!

Books and Hollywood have done much to villainize bats, which many people perceive to be dangerous, blood-sucking creatures that prey on unsuspecting victims. However, bats are far less menacing than that. 

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day of the dead

Day of the Dead: A Mexican Holiday Celebration

Day of the Dead is a celebration filled with dancing, wearing colorful costumes, eating favorite foods, and celebrating life. Hundreds of years ago in Mexico the native peoples who lived there had a celebration for the dead. They believed that spirits of their dead relatives returned to earth once...

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mischief night

What’s Mischief Night?

Come the end of October, kids across the country, just like you, eagerly await the tricks and treats of Halloween. Plenty of fun is to be had on October 31, when hordes of costume-clad kids and adults scour neighborhoods on the hunt for the best candy. But prior to...

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just plain weird

It’s Just Plain Weird: Curiosities and Oddities Around the World

So, here’s an unusual chain of events—Arctic Wolf Spiders are getting larger. And as a result of the increased populations and increased population densities, the spiders have changed their eating habits.

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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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