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Reading is essential to every child’s growth and forges the foundations for lifelong success.  Kids' World News is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to get kids excited about reading and improve childhood literacy.  Your gift will help us provide free reading activities to elementary school students.  All donations are tax deductible under FEIN 38-3076101.

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May 31, 2017

Living in Michigan, we are truly privileged to be surrounded by the beautiful, massive Great Lakes.  The five Great Lakes -- Lake Erie, Michigan, Huron, Ontario and Lake Superior -- were carved out thousands of years ago by glaciers during the ice age.  They form the l...

May 30, 2017

Summer doesn't officially start until June 21, but most people consider Memorial Day to be the start of the summer season.  Many families heated up the grill, spent time outside or took in a big blockbuster movie.  But Memorial Day has the word "memorial" in it for a r...

May 26, 2017

Do you know what Spring Fever is?   It’s a feeling of restlessness and excitement as the weather gets warmer and summer approaches.  Both kids and adults want to get outside and do something that’s fun like play on the playground, bicycle in the neighborhood or head to...

May 25, 2017

Fourth graders at St. Thomas Aquinas took learning to the outdoors for an entire week through Annie's Big Nature Lesson (ABNL).  Students spent the week of April 24-28 at Woldumar Nature Center.  They learned all about God's beautiful gift of nature, spending time in d...

May 25, 2017

Sometimes, when you want to make something but don’t know where to start, it’s fun to begin with a prompt!  A prompt is a place to begin to a suggestion for a first step.  You may choose a color to start with or a location.  You can use a prompt for writing, or an art...

May 24, 2017

A xylophone is a musical instrument that is part of the percussion family.  It belongs to the group which is often called "pitched percussion" because it can play different pitches (notes).  Xylophones have bars which are made of wood.  People play the xylophone by hit...

May 23, 2017

Did you know the Sumatran rhino is one of the rarest large mammals on earth?  They are the only Asian rhinos with two horns.  Unlike other rhinos, Sumatra rhinos have hair all over their bodies.  The two-horned Sumatran rhinoceros shares the bleak distinction of world’...

May 22, 2017

Welcome to Thailand, a country filled with tropical beaches and spectacular temples.  Thailand is in the heart of Southeast Asia.  Rain falls almost every day between the months of May and September. The moist and humid weather encourages the diverse and abundant wildl...

May 19, 2017

Armed Forces Day is May 20th!

This is a day to honor all the men and women in all branches of the service who protect our country and us. They are called upon at a moment’s notice to perform risky and perilous missions for freedom and our country. This came about when S...

May 18, 2017

Hives are slightly raised, itchy red welts or blotches that tend to appear suddenly.  A welt can stand alone or in clusters, and can be smaller than a thumbprint or bigger than the palm of your hand. They can appear anywhere on the body, and can disappear in one place...

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