Holiday

Bedtime History

History of Black Cats and Crows of Halloween

It is October and Fall has slowly and silently crept in on chilly breezes and frosty nights.  Stealthily, inch by inch and degree by degree, Mother Nature has lowered the temperature and darkened the nights.  Dusk descends quickly at this time of year and people...

Halloween Traditions Around the World

Autumn has arrived in many parts of the world and with it a noticeable shift in the wind.  Days are shorter, nights are longer, and breezes are cooler.  Deep green leaves turn flaming red, orange, and yellow before drifting slowly down to Earth. ...

History of Groundhog Day for Kids

For a moment, imagine it is winter and together with your friends and family you’ve gathered in a busy town square. The air is very cold and you’re bundled up in big coats, warm gloves, and thick knit hats. Your cheeks are rosy red and you can see your breath fill the...

Chinese New Year for Kids

Did you know there is one more amazing celebration around this time of year?  It’s called the Chinese New Year – or in other countries the Spring Festival or Lunar New Year.  The celebration is based on the rotation of the sun and moon, and begins on the first new...

New Year’s Eve Traditions Around the World | For Kids

All over the world, it is the holiday season.  People are celebrating Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and other winter events.  Family and friends are gathering around sparkling trees or glowing candles to enjoy delicious meals and pastries or to play games,...

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