Little Ozzy

by Raquel

My name is Raquel and this is our dog, Ozzy. He is a Yorkshire Terrier. We got him when he was 10 weeks old and now he is five months. Both his dad and brother live on our block. Before we got Ozzy we had a fish, hamster and a few frogs. When we heard that Ozzy’s mom had puppies, we asked if we could go see them. We weren’t expecting to buy one. Continue reading

Skybrary Brings the Magic of Reading Rainbow to Life for a Whole New Generation of Young Readers

Building on the beloved children’s television series, Skybrary was created to spark a lifelong love of learning through an ever-expanding world of interactive digital books and Video Field Trips hosted by everyone’s favorite storyteller, LeVar Burton.

Skybrary is packed with engaging features both you and your child will love:

  • Children pilot their own personal hot air balloons through 7 magical islands, each home to hundreds of quality books and videos that celebrate diversity, family and the world around us.
  • They get unlimited access to over 600 high-quality books—from classics to award winners to undiscovered gems.  Each one has been hand-picked by celebrated authors and publishers.
  • They can explore the world on over 250 educational Video Field Trips. From nature excursions to space explorations to globe-trotting adventures, join host LeVar Burton on a seemingly endless array of fun and fascinating learning journeys.
  • You will reward your young reader’s natural curiosity and sense of discovery. Skybrary features interactive animations that add to the fun (and support reading comprehension).
  • Inspire your young reader’s natural curiosity and sense of discovery today with Reading Rainbow’s Skybrary!

With Skybrary Family, your child can Go Anywhere and Be Anything — right from your preferred device! Try it for one month—FREE!  Click here for details.

Nanny’s Flowers

by Karen R. Clarke

My daughter, Kathryn, discovered that her first pregnancy was twin girls. She asked me to come and live with them. Once Kendra and Kaylee were 3 years old, I decided it was time to live on my own again. I rented an apartment approximately a 10-minute drive from their home. The girls made their first visit to my new abode the day the gardeners had planted a beautiful flower bed in front of the building. Continue reading

Ignite Your Child’s Curiosity and Create a Lifelong Learner!

Bring learning to life with Reading Rainbow Skybrary Family, a carefully curated digital library of books and videos that allows your child to experience people and places from around the globe.

Building on the beloved children’s television series, Skybrary was created to spark a lifelong love of learning through an ever-expanding world of interactive digital books and Video Field Trips hosted by everyone’s favorite storyteller, LeVar Burton. Children can select books and videos based on their age and interests, giving them the freedom to explore subjects they love and expand their horizons — all in a secure, kid-friendly environment parents trust.

Skybrary is packed with engaging features both you and your child will love:

·      Children pilot their own personal hot air balloons through 7 magical islands, each home to hundreds of quality books and videos that celebrate diversity, family and the world around us.

·      They get unlimited access to over 600 high-quality books—from classics to award winners to undiscovered gems.  Each one has been hand-picked by celebrated authors and publishers.

·      They can explore the world on over 250 educational Video Field Trips. From nature excursions to space explorations to globe-trotting adventures, join host LeVar Burton on a seemingly endless array of fun and fascinating learning journeys.

·      You will reward your young reader’s natural curiosity and sense of discovery. Skybrary features interactive animations that add to the fun (and support reading comprehension).

Each book comes fully equipped with a “Read to Me” or “Read by Myself” feature and dozens of interactive animations that bring the stories to life

With Skybrary Family, your child can Go Anywhere and Be Anything — right from your preferred device! Try it for one month—FREE!  Click here for details.

Courage to Dream

by Kris MacLeod

I remember the day a hero came to our town.  July 11, 1980, Terry Fox reached Scarborough, Ontario on his historic run to raise money for cancer research. In the eyes of the nation he was a hero, braving the unprecedented challenge of running across Canada on one artificial leg.

Although I didn’t get to see him in person, I watched Terry’s arrival on tv. “I’m going to do my very best,” he told the cheering crowds. “I’m not going to give up.” Continue reading

Make Every Day an Adventure with Reading Rainbow Skybrary

Bring the magic of the beloved children’s television series Reading Rainbow to life with Skybrary Family.

Skybrary takes your child on endless adventures through an ever-expanding world of interactive books and Video Field Trips hosted by everyone’s favorite storyteller, LeVar Burton.

Help your child develop a lifelong love of reading and learning.

Skybrary is packed with engaging features both you and your child will love:

  • Children pilot their own personal hot air balloons through 7 magical islands, each home to hundreds of quality books and videos that celebrate diversity, family and the world around us.
  • They get unlimited access to over 600 high-quality books—from classics to award winners to undiscovered gems.  Each one has been hand-picked by celebrated authors and publishers.
  • They can explore the world on over 250 educational Video Field Trips. From nature excursions to space explorations to globe-trotting adventures, join host LeVar Burton on a seemingly endless array of fun and fascinating learning journeys.
  • You will reward your young reader’s natural curiosity and sense of discovery. Skybrary features interactive animations that add to the fun (and support reading comprehension).
  • Inspire your young reader’s natural curiosity and sense of discovery today with Reading Rainbow’s Skybrary!

Each book comes fully equipped with a “Read to Me” or “Read by Myself” feature and dozens of interactive animations that bring the stories to life.

With Skybrary Family, your child can Go Anywhere and Be Anything — right from your preferred device! Try it for one month—FREE!  Click here for details.

Free BAZOOF! App

Have you seen BAZOOF!’s app yet? It’s FREE and you can find it here! The free app allows you to see the current and past issues of BAZOOF! You can read about some of the stuff you’ll find inside each magazine and see some preview pages. And the new size, starting with Issue #57, makes it even easier to read on your tablet.

A 30-Day Free Trial is available as a special offer if you’re looking to try it. You can even choose not to purchase anything, just use the app to keep on top of when the next issue is available by receiving a notification. Be sure to check it out!

Attention Seeker

by Laura Thomas

I had survived another day with relative sanity. Dinner was accomplished, and the finish line was in sight—bed-time for my darling children aged 7 years, 3 years, and 6 months. My husband and I skillfully and speedily cleaned up the massacre in the kitchen, with baby Jacob supervising contentedly in his bouncy chair. Continue reading

Pet Talk

by Amanda, Age 12

My cat is a brown spotted tabby that loves to snuggle, eat, sleep and be petted. Her name is Princess Jasmine, but we call her ‘Jazzy’ for short. She is 14 years old. She is older then me, but I still love her!

Have you ever wanted a pet? Cat, dog or even a horse? I’ll tell you a bit about animal lifestyles and needs. Continue reading

Blake’s Situation #3

Situation: This time I’d like to talk about something that happened at my school. Kids can do really stupid things because they think it’s cool. Sometimes they make fun of others with mental disabilities. What would you do if some of your friends were doing this? Continue reading