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It is now the Year of the Monkey.

February’s history based or bygone era book suggestions. Ages 3-7 Canadian Flyer Adventures # 16: Arctic Storm by Frieda Wishinsky (Early 20th Century) Buttons by Brock Cole (Victorian Era) The Queen’s Feet by Sarah Ellis (Medieval) Ages 7-9 The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson (Apartheid) Peppe The Lamplighter by Elisa Bartone (19th Century New York) […]

The name for February comes from the Roman name, Februarius, which in turn comes from februare, and means ‘to purify’. When this month was first added to the Roman calendar, it was the last month, and during it, Romans purified themselves in preparation for the start of a new year. The painting above is entitled […]

Although I haven’t been to it, this place seems interesting. And it’s summer there, so the weather should be nice.

Even if you haven’t managed to turn your kids onto history-related books yet, Family Literacy Week is a great time to introduce them to family history, as in the books you liked a child. Among my favourites were: 3-7 range: Smoke & Fluff, by A.J. MacGregor, The Teddy Bear’s Party, by Enid Blyton, The Saggy Baggy […]

Sometimes the things people say get repeated often enough to become famous. When Japanese forces compelled U.S. General Douglas MacArthur to flee the Philippines in March, 1942, MacArthur uttered the phrase, “I shall return”. And on October 20th, 1944, he did. Troops under his command landed on, and liberated, Leyte in the Philippine islands. Except […]

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