Tag Archives: Father’s Day




In Thailand, Father’s Day is celebrated on the same day as the birthday of the ruling monarch. Since 1946, that has been King Bhumibol Adulyadej (also known as Rama IX), who was born on December 5th, 1927 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A. (His father, Prince Mahidol of Songkhla, was at studying at Harvard University at the […]


Here are this month’s book suggestions. Ages 3-7 Leah’s Pony by Elizabeth Friedrich (a Depression-era child seeks to buy back her father’s tractor.) Renoir & The Boy With Long Hair by Wendy Wax (A famous father doesn’t want to cut his son’s beautiful long hair.) Ages 7-9 The Apple & The Arrow by Conrad Buff […]


What is the world’s oldest surviving Father’s Day card? Probably the 4,000-year-old Babylonian clay tablet found that held wishes for health and a long life for the father of a boy called Elmesu. Though some countries celebrate it earlier or later, June is the month most often reserved for the recognition of fathers in modern […]


Here are some movie ideas for June, mostly incorporating Father’s Day and war anniversaries for WW I (sparked by the June assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand) and WW II’s D-Day (June, 1944). 36 Hours (1965) (D-Day) The Adventures Of Young Indiana Jones: Volume Two: The War Years (TV Series, 1992-93) Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968) […]


Here are some June celebrations and events with histories kids might like to investigate. International Day For The Protection of Children (June 1st, Multi-country) Shavuot (June 4th, Israel & Jewish Communities) World Environment Day (June 5th, Multi-country) D-Day (June 6th, Europe) National Aboriginal Day (June 21st, Canada) Kamehameha Day (June 11th, Hawaii, U.S.A.) Independence Day […]

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