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What Birding Can Teach Kids

Birding is a great hobby for all ages to enjoy, and there are many things that kids can learn from birds that can help them throughout their lives. Not only can they learn directly from birds, but in becoming birders they will develop essential skills and be able to take advantage of other benefits of this great hobby. Why Kids Love Birds Children love all types of animals, from the slimy to the slithery to the furry to the fantastic. Not only are birds great animals for children to observe an...

The Cock And The Pearl

The Cock and the Pearl is an Aesop Fable Here it is retold by S.E. Schlosser Scratch.  Scratch.  Peck.  Cock was strutting around the yard, busily looking for good things to eat.  Peck, peck scratch.  He gobbled down a piece of barley-corn with greedy satisfaction.  Yum!  Cock stretched his neck up high, and flapped his wings in delight.  Then he shook out all his feathers and strutted to the far side of the yard, eyes alert for more good food.  S...

Rainbow Crow

 It was so cold. Snow fell constantly, and ice formed over all the waters. The animals had never seen snow before. At first, it was a novelty, something to play in. But the cold increased tenfold, and they began to worry. The little animals were being buried in the snow drifts and the larger animals could hardly walk because the snow was so deep. Soon, all would perish if something were not done.

Mrs. Peter's Pens - A Tongue Twister Tale

Mrs. Chory's Chickens

A Tongue Twister Tale by S. E. Schlosser "Chick, chick, chick," called Carol Chory as she chucked corn onto the ground. Chickens popped out of the hen house and scurried into the yard. Charlie Chicken strutted to Carol Chory's side. "Something new, Charlie," cried Carol, "Here is some caramel corn." She gave Charlie a handful. Charlie Chicken scratched at the caramel corn, then took a chunk and swallowed quickly. Carol Chory chuckled and went inside.