Friday, October 19, 2012
Check out ReadKiddoRead's list of the best Halloween books for kids.
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Friday, October 19, 2012
All of us — adults, teens and children — enjoy a scary chill. What better time of year than Halloween to indulge in stories that make our spines tingle? It's the perfect time for your family to share some spooky stories each evening. To get you started, here are some Halloween books filled with ghosts and ghouls, wizards and witches, haunted houses and black magic that everyone can enjoy together. PICTURE BOOKS for ages 2-6 The youngest children love the fun of Halloween: costumes, trick-or-treating and gentle tales of ghosts and goblins. Here are some books for this age group: GHOSTS IN THE HOUSE By Kazuno Kohara For ages 1-6 There are fuzzy pumpkin costumes in sizes as small as 6 months, so why not a Halloween board book for toddlers…
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Hillsborough Dukes PeeWee cheerleading squad repeat as national champs.
The first time might have been luck, but the second time showed it's pure skill. For the second consecutive year, the Hillsborough Pop Warner PeeWee Cheerleading Squad came in first at the National Cheer Championships, held Tuesday in Walt Disney World. The 18-member squad, which is composed of fifth and sixth-grade-aged girls, beat 13 other teams from across the country to take the top spot. "It was unbelievable," said Courtney Hudak, who cheered on the squad both years it won. "It was a shocker to win two years in a row." "It was so cool," added Gabrielle Rivera, who also returned to the squad after the 2009 victory. "It felt really good. We worked really hard for it so I kind of expected it." To participate in the competition, the …
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Installing a safe surface is the final stage of unique children's play area.
Thanks to a community-wide effort, township youngsters—both with and without special needs—will soon have a safe place to play together. The Universal Playground project at Ann Van Middlesworth Park on Pleasant View Road kicked off a little more than a year ago and is nearing completion. One of less than a dozen such playgrounds across the country, it is designed to provide a safe play area for children with and without special needs. “Currently, we are waiting for the safety surfacing company to install its product," said Rich Resavy, the township's director of Parks and Recreation. "This [the safety surface] is a temperature-sensitive product where 55 degrees is the minimum temperature it has to be in order for the company to work with …