Category Archives: Kids

Letter From Truman | December 2017

Hi, Kids!

I went to the doctor for a checkup this week. She told me a lot about how my body works. Did you know there are six different systems that work together to keep your body healthy? You can read more about them in the “Connections” section.
One thing that is an important […]

Cultural Connections | Chinese Brush Painting

Have you ever looked at a painting and suddenly felt as though it transported you to another place? Well, that’s what Chinese brush paintings do. This art form is viewd as an extension of calligraphy. As a general rule, the places in these paintings of rolling landscapes or other places are not real. They […]

Around The World | Peanuts

Maybe you’ve eaten a few peanuts and seen elephants at the circus or in a movie pick up peanuts with their trunks to eat them. You may have even learned in school that George Washington Carver made many, many foods and products from peanuts. But do you know what connection China has to peanuts?


What’s It Like To Be | Peanut Farmer

Please tell our readers a little bit about yourself, including your name and your profession.

My name is Greg Gill, and I’m a peanut farmer in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas. I also represent Arkansas’ peanut farmers on the National Peanut Board. I started farming with my father when I was young, and this is […]

Nasa Space Place | Cassini Says Goodbye

Cassini Says Goodbye

Teagan Wall


On Sept. 15, the Cassini spacecraft began its final mission. It started its dive into the planet Saturn, where it will gather information and send it back to Earth for as long as possible. During the dive, it will eventually burn up in the atmosphere, much like a […]

Weather | What Makes A Hurricane

Hurricanes are one of the most destructive weather hazards around. Most people know that hurricanes are dangerous, but do you know how they are made?

It’s hard to believe, but big and powerful hurricanes start off as just a few thunderstorms in the middle of the ocean! Hurricanes only need a few ingredients […]

Come Out and Play | Pickup Sticks

What’s the first game you remember learning how to play? Is it UNO, Connect Four or tic tac toe? Well, grown-ups may not think of it often, but games are a part of our culture, and in China, pick-up sticks is very much so a part of their cultural history.

The game […]

Where In The World Is | China

So far, we know that China is the world’s largest producer of peanuts and is home to the giant salamander, but there are so many more fascinating things to know about this country. Let’s take a look at a few things that make China unique:

China is located in eastern Asia and has […]

Wildville | Chinese Giant Salamanders

Lions, tigers, bears and salamanders — oh my! You’ve seen this animal’s tiny cousin, but have you seen the Chinese giant salamander? It’s the largest amphibian in the world by far.

In 2015, Forbes reported the discovery of a rare giant salamander in China that weighed 110 pounds and measured almost 6 feet […]

Kidsville Connections | George Washington Carver

George Washington Carver

When you’re eating a bagel smothered with peanut butter, what are you thinking? You’re probably not thinking about a man who died in 1943, but maybe you should be.

For many, the name George Washington Carver makes them think of peanuts. The truth is, Carver was up to much more […]