5 Summer Reading Books For Kids Learning Chinese

Summer is the perfect time to relax with a good book! A book is the perfect companion for days spent at your comfy air-conditioned home, a blanket on a sunny beach, a remote mountain cabin, a long car trip, or anywhere else you and your family spend your summer. That’s why we’d like to recommend […]

The Powerful Benefits of Being Bilingual

In an increasingly small world, it’s more important than ever for kids to learn a second language. Only around 20% of school-age kids (grades K-12) are learning a foreign language in school, compared to around 92% of kids in Europe. That means that American parents who want to raise bilingual youngsters may have to turn […]

5 Reasons Why eMentoring Matters

Studies show that students need adult role models to help them reach their full potential. Mentoring has been proven to make a powerful difference in children’s lives, but in-person, face-to-face mentoring is not always practical. Our team at CricketTogether is always finding ways to connect kids with caring adults on a safe and secure virtual […]

Introducing CricketTogether: Family & Friends!

It’s been a strange year. One of the many things that’s changed since early 2020 is the way we spend time with family and friends. Families that usually spend the summer traveling across the country to visit relatives may have skipped their usual vacations. Neighbors that usually get together for dinner and a movie every […]

8 More Award-Winning Inventions by Kids

It’s that time of year again: time to share the winners of this year’s Spark!Lab Dr. InBae and Mrs. Kyung Yoo Joon Invent It Challenge! Our 10th annual challenge may be our most exciting yet. This year’s prompt? To create a game-changing invention that makes sports more safe, fun, fair, and accessible to everyone– while […]

Celebrating Earth Day with Cricket Media Magazines

April 22 is Earth Day, and it’s the perfect time to celebrate and commit to our planet and making sure it thrives! Several of this month’s magazines focus on themes of nature and the environment, and we’d like to share them with you– along with 5 free articles and an activity! Join us for a […]

6 Reasons for Kids to Learn Mandarin Chinese

Mandarin Chinese is one of the fastest-growing languages in the world, not to mention the U.S.A. Parents around the country are looking for ways to give their kids access to learning about Chinese language and culture, whether in school, through private lessons, or with the help of apps and games. Through a partnership with Neusoft, […]

Remembering Marianne Carus

We are saddened to announce the passing of Marianne Carus, founder of CRICKET Magazine, at age 92. The following obituary published by Publisher’s Weekly provides a worthy summary of a remarkable career: Esteemed editor, publisher, education reformer, and founder of Cricket magazine Marianne Carus died on March 3 at her home in Peru, Ill. She was 92. […]

8 Free Stories, Crafts, and Recipes for St. Patrick’s Day!

Top o’ the morning! St. Patrick’s Day is a big celebration of Irish heritage, and we have some fascinating traditional tales, true stories, recipes, and crafts that you can use to celebrate the day with the kids in your family! Plus, don’t forget to print our our free St. Patrick’s Day cards for your friends […]

13 Things You Didn’t Know About Clara Barton

The latest issue of of COBBLESTONE Magazine is all about Clara Barton, just in time for both Women’s History Month and Clara Barton’s 200th birthday later this year! You may know that Clara Barton nursed soldiers during the Civil War and that she founded the American Red Cross, but what else do you know about […]