Sunday, September 30, 2012 by Shelley Miles
Fire safety, History, October activities, October holidays
OCTOBER 9 –Leif Erikson day, Universal Music day, World post day, Fire prevention day
World Post Day commemorates setting up world-wide standanrds and for the delivery of mail around the world through the set up of the Universal Postal Union in 1863. As more countries joined , the Universal Postal Union became a specialized agency within the United Nations.
One way to introduce your child to other cultures by writing letters to a penpal .
Students of the World is an organization that helps students find penpals from other countries who are the same age. While in today's world of texting and emailing, there is something very special about receiving a paper letter. In addition to having a new friend, think of all the great stamps your child will be able to collect.
500 years before Christopher Columbus, Leif Erikson, who was a Norse explorer, is believed to be the first European to land in North America. The BBC has put together a very kid-friendly and and interesting site to introduce your kids to the lives of the Vikings
Universal Music Day is all about celebrating making music! Music is a universal language that anyone can speak. So grab your pots and pans, maracas, recorders and ukuleles and make some music.
Each year, over 20,000 people in the US are injured in fires. Children make up 15-20% of fire deaths. Children are naturally curious about fire. Here are some tips from the US Fire Administration on teaching young children about fire and keeping them safe.
Sunday, July 29, 2012 by Shelley Miles
History, Radio, August Activities
August 20-National Radio Day
Originally, the radio was used for navigational purposes, greatly reducing the isolation of ships and saving thousands of lives. The 1912 sinking of The Titanic dramatically highlighted the value of radio to ocean vessels.
As time went on, radio became a source of news and entertainment. Explain to your children how before the advent of television, entire families gathered in front of the radio each day to listen to skits, dramas, and other performances.
Learn about the History of Radio
For some old-fashioned fun, gather round and lesson to these archived recordings of old radio shows on the Old Thyme Radio Network
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