Monthly Archives: May 2015


Alfred Jodl signing Germany’s WW II surrender. Though war with Japan went on for several more months, the Allies were finally able to achieve Victory in Europe on May 7th, 1945. Official celebrations took place the very next day, and May 8th is now known as VE Day. My mother was up in Dundee, Scotland […]


Japan’s national holiday of Kodomo No Hi is a combination of Hina Matsuri (Girls’ Day, March 3rd), and Tango no Sekku (Boys’ Day, May 5th). On this day, Japanese families put koinobori (carp shaped streamers) up in their yards in celebration of children. The largest fish represents the father, the next largest the mother, and […]


My mother and her fraternal twin sister are 95 today! Scientists now question the belief that twins run in families, but they seem to run in ours. In addition to my mother being a twin, my paternal grandmother was an identical twin, and there was at least one set of twins in my paternal grandfather’s […]


Do your kids know what a boycott is? A good introduction to the concept might be the 1947 boycott of a product dear to their hearts – chocolate! It started in the small Canadian town of Ladysmith on Vancouver Island when some children went into the Wigwam Café buy chocolate bars. They expected them to […]


Here are some May celebrations and events with histories kids might like to investigate. Lei Day (May 1st, Hawaii, U.S.A.) May Day / International Worker’s Day / Labour Day (May 1st, Multi-country) Cinco de Mayo (May 5th, Mexico & Mexican communities in U.S.A.) Children’s Day (May 5th, Japan & Korea) Liberation Day (May 5th, Denmark) […]

Historical Debate Society for Girls and Boys

The Historical Debate Society for girls and boys is a society where kids can put their ideas about the latest historical debate and put their own debate. Join in!

The Picture Book Review

Reviews of Children's Board Books, Picture Books, Activity Books, and Graphic Novels

Cafe Book Bean

Talk Books. Drink Coffee.

Raw Streets

by MaxGor

Magna Bloga- A History Blog

Sharing my passion for history

Your Well Wisher Program

Attempt to solve commonly known problems…

Indie Hero

Brian Marggraf, Author of Dream Brother: A Novel, Independent publishing advocate, New York City dweller

O' Canada

Reflections on Canadian Culture From Below the Border

Juju Films

Cutting edge Multimedia Programming


Share something you learned everyday!

Simple Pleasures

Visual Poetry, Photography and Quotes

Project Light to Life

A bucket list blog: exploring happiness, growth, and the world.

Jumbled Writer – Charlie Dims

Putting kids and history together

TheCoevas official blog

Putting kids and history together

Eric Price

Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Whatever Else Comes to Mind.

John B. Rosenman, SF/F/Horror Writer

Putting kids and history together

this is... The Neighborhood

the Story within the Story

Top 10 of Anything and Everything - The Fun Top Ten Blog

Animals, Gift Ideas, Travel, Books, Recycling Ideas and Many, Many More


Just another site

Andrew Hines

Real Estate Entrepreneur

Book Hub, Inc.

The Total Book Experience

Longevity Letter

Aging can be hacked

Rennert New York TESOL Center | TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certification

Teach English as a Second Language | Tips and Ideas

Montessori and the World

An Adventure into Montessori Studies in Italy

Another Hatchett Job....

Homeschooling, Sewing, and Quilting at the Cabin

Bucca Books

Reading and Experiencing Children's Literature

Fashioning Sociology

Fashioning New and Emerging Media

Duir School's Blog

Port Hope's Newest Child Care Option

Rushing to Read

random reviews from library day


Funny pictures & cartoons to make you smile.

Tails from Paris

Comics Blog with real bites of love and delightful rascals inside ...

Katie L. Carroll

Author of Books for Teens and Kids

Natter and Review

This site is about books, both the reading and the writing.

Time Travelling With Kids

Putting kids and history together

The Daily Post

The Art and Craft of Blogging

The Blog

The latest news on and the WordPress community.