Category Archives: Kids

WILTB | An Actor with JAX MALCOM

Please tell our readers a little bit about yourself.
Hi, I’m Jax Malcolm, and I’m a 15-year-old actor/director and philanthropist. I’ve been working in the entertainment industry for a decade. As an actor, I have had the opportunity to work with some of the biggest names in comedy, including Jonah Hill, Keenan Ivory Wayans, […]

Arabian Sandcat

Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Suborder: Feliformia
Family: Felidae
Genus: Gelis
Species: F. Margarita

An Arabian sand cat is a small wild cat found in deserts of Africa and the Middle East. These cats are about the size of a small house cat. Adults usually range […]


Syria is a special place. People have lived there for hundreds of thousands of years. It is located in an area that was once known as Mesopotamia. This area is considered the birthplace of civilization. The oldest human remains that have been found in the area date back 700,000 years. Neanderthal bones have been found […]

Staying Safe In The Winter

Winter can be a magical time of year. Some like to play outside in the snow with their friends, while others might prefer to sit inside and drink hot chocolate by the fire. But no matter how you like to spend time in the winter, it’s always important to think about winter safety.

Your local […]

Truman’s Letter

Hi, Kids!

I just love a good story, how about you? There are so many ways to enjoy a story, too. Poems, books, movies, songs, plays and dances are just a few of them! Storytelling actually dates back thousands of years and serves a very important function. That’s what we talk about in “Connections” this […]


November’s crisp autumn skies brought great views of our planetary neighbors. The moon paired up with Saturn and Mars in the evenings, and mornings featured eye-catching arrangements with dazzling Venus. Stargazers could observe a notable opposition by asteroid 3 Juno on the 17th as well as a few bright Leonid meteors.

Red Mars gleamed high […]

The Oldest Song

It is hard to know exactly when humans started playing music, but archaeologists have found flutes made of bone and ivory from 43,000 years ago. Archeologists have found many ancient examples of instruments, but written songs are much more difficult to find. It is likely that we will never know what the very first song […]


Storytelling is an important way for people around the world to preserve their unique cultures and histories. Different cultures have different traditional styles of storytelling.

Protecting these traditions is important because they record how people understand the world around them and how they fit into the world.

From 1870 to 1914, many of […]


The Kurds are an indigenous people that live in a mountainous area called “Kurdistan” in the Middle East. This area is spread across several different countries: Turkey, Syria, Iraq, Iran and Armenia. The Kurds don’t have an official country, but they are united by a similar culture, history and religious traditions. One traditional game that […]

Around The World

Several faiths have significant holidays in December. Christmas falls on Dec. 25. Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. Many people exchange presents at Christmas, too. Hanukkah is a Jewish celebration that lasts eight days. Some Hanukkah customs include eating potato pancakes, or latkes, and playing with a dreidel, a spinning top with Hebrew letters […]