Category Archives for Holidays
How kids appreciate moron jokes, stupid folks, and playing the dummy
Irish storytelling embraces folkloric materials and the matter-of-fact inclusion of fairies
The legend meant to encourage truth-telling was itself a fabrication (from the Los Angeles Times)
For the very young, the whole world is alive–from talking teddy bears to the North Wind (from Parents’ Choice)
We often understand the history of the Civil Rights Movement in terms of the contributions of heroic adults. Even so, a good deal of the burden for initiating social change actually fell upon the frail shoulders of children (from Parents’ … Continue reading
“For a person of unblinking honesty, the holiday season (as wonderful as it is) offers plenty of things to hate” (from Parents’ Choice)
Nowadays, I am sorry to say, monsters aren’t what they used to be (from the Los Angeles Times)
From Día de los Muertos & the Irish begging “soul cakes” door-to-door, to Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas” & Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” . . . (from Parents’ Choice)
Halloween provides an opportune time to consider scariness and monsters in children’s lives and stories (from Parents’ Choice)
I wear my heart on my sleeve (from Parents’ Choice)
Read “Heidi” in the Alps, “Babar” in France, “Pinocchio” in an Italian gondola, and “Sleeping Beauty” in a German castle.
Favorite authors and locales associated with their stories. Here are a few museums dedicated to North American children’s writers and their homes . . .