8 Amazing Islands That Are an Animal Lover’s Dream

If you’ve dreamed of discovering an island full of your favorite animals, then you’ve come to the right place! Explore a paradise of swimming pigs, an island overrun by cats, and even… a viper island? All of these amazing islands are featured in the pages of MUSE, FACES, and COBBLESTONE Magazines, and every one of […]

Dragon Boats in the Diaspora: America’s Coolest Dragon Boat Festivals!

It might be the coolest holiday that you’ve never heard of. Or maybe it’s a major event that your family looks forward to each year. Either way, the Dragon Boat Festival is a time-honored Chinese tradition that’s made a major splash– literally– across the USA. It’s often called the fastest-growing water sport in the country! […]

6 Free Stories for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month!

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and we’re bringing you a selection of stories from our award-winning children’s magazines! Download, print, and read these stories as often as you like– and cuddle up with the family to share them! Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month includes people of so many different […]

Helping Kids Become Passionate (or Even Published) Poets!

April is National Poetry Month, and it’s one of our favorite times of year! Our literary magazines (BABYBUG, LADYBUG, SPIDER, and CRICKET) are all packed with poetry, from short and silly couplets to poignant free verse. Although poetry is common in the youngest children’s literature– think nursery rhymes and rhyming picture books– most adults don’t […]

Fun Ways to Celebrate Earth Day With Kids

April 22 is Earth Day, a day to celebrate our planet and reflect on how best to protect it. But how can families do that? Here are a few activities, articles, and suggestions from our kids’ magazines! Recycled Crafts Kids can get crafty with objects lying around the house to create something brand new! Do […]

How To Read More as A Family (Plus 3 Free Stories!)

Did you know that March is National Reading Month? Not only is reading one of the most important skills that we use in daily life, it’s also incredibly enriching and fun!  Studies show that there are real benefits to regular pleasure reading. People who love to read do better academically and have better-developed senses of […]

6 Reasons to Learn Another Language

It’s National World Language Week, and what better time to celebrate the beauty and importance of world languages? Did you know that there are between 350 and 430 languages spoken right here in the USA? Sometimes ‘world languages’ can be found pretty close to home. But despite the rich diversity of languages in our country, […]