Sports and Fitness

Learning Golf! Playing golf is a great way to stay healthy, get some exercise, enjoy the out-doors, spend time with your family, and have fun all at the same time! Golf is not an easy game to master, but children are never too young to begin playing. The earlier you start there is a better chance that bad habits will not develop. Learning golf the proper way, not only leads to better play but a more enjoyable experience. It’s good idea is to take some lessons. Many golf courses offer instruction for kids. Also, some driving ranges will have a professional on staff that will give lessons for children. Learn more about playing golf in today's Sports and Fitness! Click HERE to download this

Puzzle Fun

Start your day with some brain exercises in today’s Puzzle Fun! Find the 7 differences, connect the dots, and then finish with four game of tic-tac-toe! Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF.

Spotlight On Health

What is Whooping Cough? Kids of today get a series of shots to protect them from getting whooping cough, but some kids will still get it. Babies who have not had all their series of shots are at risk for whooping cough. This is a very serious illness for a baby, and also affects adults ages 60 and older. Whooping cough, which is also called pertussis (pur-tus-is) is a bacterial infection of the respiratory system. This includes your lungs and breathing tubes. Whooping cough got its name from kids coughing a lot and in between coughs, they make a “whoop” sound when they try to take a breath. In 1906, two French scientists discovered the pertussis bacteria and this became the first step to

Middle Ground!

KEEP SHARP OVER THE SUMMER WITH FAMILY FUN ACTIVITIES! As you conclude your the school year and prepare to enjoy your summer vacation, try out these great apps to have some fun, productive screen time and stay STEM sharp! Simple Machines Explore the playful side of physics and discover how machines work by conducting your own experiments. The app also offers a free handbook download for better understanding of the concepts. Tinkercad / Blokify These 3D design apps encourages creativity in 3D printing, skills used in computer aided design (CAD). Users build with cubes so it’s a lot like creating with LEGOs or in Minecraft. Scratch Jr. / The Robot Factory Learn to solve problems and design pr

All About Michigan

Michigan's Painted Turtle The painted turtle was designated the official state reptile of Michigan in 1995. The painted turtle is the only turtle still commonly found in Michigan (of the nine or ten native species that live in this state). The other turtles native to Michigan are Blanding's turtle, the snapping turtle, musk turtle, spotted turtle, wood turtle, eastern box turtle, common map turtle, and eastern spiny soft shell turtle. The painted turtle is the most widespread native turtle of North America. This turtle lives in ponds, lakes, marshes, and in slow-moving rivers that have soft, muddy bottoms. Fossils show that the painted turtle existed 15 million years ago. Four regional ba

VIST THE WILDSIDE!

The Arctic Fox The arctic fox likes very cold places. It lives in the Arctic regions of the earth, giving it it’s name. The areas include the areas throughout the entire Arctic tundra, through Alaska, Canada, Greenland, Russia, Norway, Scandinavia, and even Iceland. The arctic fox is also called the “polar fox” and the “snow fox”. The population is in the hundred thousands, and endangerment isn’t a threat in most areas. The way these foxes hunt is unique, because each fox has excellent hearing! Males are on average 33.6” in length. Fe-males are 32.3” in length. Females weigh about approximately 6.4 pounds and males weigh about 7.7 pounds! Read on and learn more about the Arctic Fox in today'

Use Your Imagination

My Dream World In today's Use Your Imagination, write a story about your dream world. What would it look like? How would it differ from the world today? Dream big...then write about it! Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF.

Down On The Farm

All About Goats! The domestic goat (Capra aegagrus hircus) is a domesticated subspecies of the wild goat of southwest Asia and Eastern Europe. The goat is a member of the Bovidae family and is closely related to the sheep. Domestic goats are one of the oldest domesticated species. For thousands of years, goats have been used for their milk, meat, fiber, and skins all over the world. In the last century they have also gained some popularity as pets. Have you ever heard of cashmere or angora or mohair? These are all fibers from different types of goats! The domestic goat's most often seen color is of an ivory hue, and the rarest colors are of a cyan hue... Read more about Goats in today's Down

Travel With Us

Grenada Grenada is one of a group of islands known as the Windward Islands. They are about 100 miles from the Venezuelan coast. Other islands in the group include Martinique, St. Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Grenada is the second-smallest independent country in the Western Hemisphere. Christo-pher Columbus, in the service of Spain, was the first European to sight the islands of Grenada, Carriacou and Petit Martinique. Grenada was named after the Spanish city of Grenada. The capital, St. George's, originally called Fort Royale, was founded in 1705 by the French. It is also the largest city. Read more about Grenada in today’s Travel With Us! Click HERE to download this activi

STEM in Sports!

Swim with Safety this Summer! Swimming is a great way to have fun in the sun this summer! However, safety is extremely important whenever children are near a pool or open water. Swim lessons are a must for people of all ages. Swim lessons can teach a kid the mechanics of swimming which not only makes them safer in the water but also makes being in the water more enjoyable. Learning to swim can build a child’s confidence and self-esteem. Remember though, swim lessons are a precaution, they don’t prevent drowning. Swim lessons are NOT a substitute for water safety! It is important to be safe in the water! Learn more about swimming safely in today's STEM In Sports! Click HERE to download

Cooking Fun!

Bring your kids into the kitchen and have Cookin' Fun! Kids will love these simple and yummy recipes! This month try Southern Style Corn Bread, Zucchini Muffins and Chicken Salad Greens! Remember, always follow kitchen rules: 1. Always ask an adult if you can use the kitchen. 2. Have all the ingredients before you start. 3. Wash your hands before you touch food. 4. Wear an apron or towel to keep your clothes clean. 5. Always clean up when you are finished. Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF.

Let's Make It!

Clay Apple! In today's Let's Make It!, create a clay apple by following five simple steps using air dry or oven baked clay. You can use uncolored clay and paint it, or use colored clay. Remember, apples come in red, yellow and green. Some have worms and others don’t. Have fun! Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF.

Coloring Corner

In today's Coloring Corner, help bring some color to this summer scene! Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF. #coloring

Use Your Imagination

In today's Use Your Imagination, imagine you had a Great Zoo Adventure! What friends would you meet? Where would you go? Write a story about the fun you would have! Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF.

All About Music

Drums! Did you know that drums are the world’s oldest and most widely used musical instrument? A drum is a musical instrument that is struck with the hands or with a drum stick (a stick for hitting a drum). A collection of drums and cymbals is called a drum kit, or drum set. Drums are used to keep a steady beat in a song. They give music of many kinds a sense of feeling. For example, to make a song to be slow or fast, the drums play slower or faster. Learn more about this timeless instrument in today’s All About Music! Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF.

July 2019 Quiz

This month's Quiz is now available! Download the Quiz Questions and Answers by clicking on the images below! July 2019 Quiz Questions July 2019 Quiz Answers Kids World News monthly quizzes are a FREE supplemental learning resource that help test readers' retention and comprehension of monthly articles and topics. It's a fun way for kids to review what they've read and improve their reading skills! #Quiz

What I Want To Be

Graphic Designer! A graphic designer is a professional within the graphic arts industry. They assemble together images, typography or motion graphics to create a piece of design. They find the most effective way to get messages across in print, electronic and film media using a variety of methods such as color, type, illustration, photography, animation and various print and layout techniques. A graphic designer creates brochures, packaging and advertising for products as well as layout and production design of magazines, newspapers (like Kids’ World News!), journals, reports and more. They are also responsible for typesetting, illustration and web design or they can teach their trade to

STEM in Sports!

Basketball Geometry Swish! The lovely sound of a basketball slipping through the net in the hoop, so perfectly centered that the ball doesn't touch the back stop or the rim! When this happens, a silent swish through the net is the only sound you hear. And, the ball safely sinks through to score. If the ball hits the rim of the hoop, the chance of it bouncing out increases. But to sink the basketball through the hoop, swish or not, a player doesn't throw the ball at the hoop. Rather a player uses knowledge of the parabolic arc to throw the ball so that it arcs over and up high enough to enter the basket from above. A parabola is a curve, shaped like an arch. It is also called a parabolic

Math Adventures

In today's Math Adventures, solve the multiplication problems and then color the caterpillars! Then, follow the directions on the gumball machine for addition and subtraction fun! Have a great Monday! Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF. #math

Mr. President

On February 6, 1911, Ronald Wilson Reagan was born to Nelle and John Reagan in Tampico, Illinois. He attended high school in nearby Dixon and then worked his way through Eureka College. There, he studied economics and sociology, played on the football team, and acted in school plays. Upon graduation, he became a radio sports announcer. A screen test in 1937 won him a contract in Hollywood. During the next two decades he appeared in 53 films. From his first marriage to actress Jane Wyman, he had two children, Maureen and Michael. Maureen passed away in 2001. In 1952 he married Nancy Davis, who was also an actress, and they had two children, Patricia Ann and Ronald Prescott. As president of th

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