Archive for Category: Kids Pick

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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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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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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Family Affair

Local families find farmers market fun, educational experience By Dave Woods • Official Kids Mag Chandun O’Neal enjoyed his recent trip to the kids day at the Fayetteville Farmers Market. “I like that you get to have fun,” the 6-year-old Holcomb Elementary School student said. “It’s fun to come...

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Iceberg!

Titanic Museum Attraction a fun and interactive learning experience By Dave Woods • Official Kids Mag A lot of kids love the tale of the ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic, her passengers and crew. Shane Leftwich is one of those kids. “It’s cool and sad learning about this stuff,” he said,...

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Electrifying

Ferris wheel turning on Branson tourists Want to feel like you are on top of the world? If you haven’t seen Branson from atop The Branson Ferris Wheel… you haven’t seen Branson at all. It’s been open almost two years at The Track Family Fun Parks. The Branson Ferris...

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Trot and the Time Traveler

Coaster kid trips back in time on Silver Dollar City’s newest attraction By Dave Woods • Official Kids Mag When I spotted Trot Kinser standing in the crowd at Silver Dollar City, patiently waiting to ride Time Traveler, I knew he would be a great kid to talk to about...

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Happy birthday Dr. Seuss!

The National Education Association’s Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss. It was born on March 2, 1998, the largest celebration of reading...

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Get in the Game at Fun City

Allison Jackson might just have a dream job. “It’s a lot of fun,” she said of her marketing job with Fun City. “It’s a good environment to work in.” Allison gets paid to have fun and make sure everyone around the region hears about Fun City, an indoor arcade...

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