Spring into action to enter the KidsPost Poetry Contest
It’s not officially spring, but we’re hoping you are already thinking about the season. Thinking and writing, that is, if you aim to enter this year’s KidsPost Poetry Contest. Spring is the theme, and the deadline for submitting is less than a month away.washingtonpost.com
Ann Arbor high school organization launches COVID-19 story contest for elementary students
ANN ARBOR, Mich. Book Bridge wants to hear your childs COVID-19 stories. Elementary students around the Ann Arbor area are encouraged to submit their pandemic stories to the COVID-19: Tell Us Your Story contest. Organized by Book Bridge, a Skyline High School student organization that promotes educational equity and learning, the contest is aimed at helping children tell their own stories during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Book Bridge members will select the top three stories from each category to receive a free backpack along with their goody bag. Matthew McMorrough, another Book Bridge member, is interested in seeing different perspectives on the pandemic that contest participants will have.
Virtual Bookin it for Kids race to benefit Ann Arbors Family Learning Institute
ANN ARBOR, Mich. Go for a run and raise money for childrens tutoring services in the Ann Arbor area. The Family Learning Institute, a nonprofit literacy organization, is hosting its first-ever Bookin it for Kids virtual walk/run fundraiser. Money raised by the race will go towards development of FLIs literacy programs and materials that help children reach grade-level writing and reading proficiency. Runners can also submit photos in different categories like Most Unique Race Route and Best Outfit for the chance to win gift cards from companies, including Zingermans and Ann Arbor Running Company. Learn more about Family Learning Institute at familylearninginstitute.org
How keeping a journal can benefit children, teens during COVID-19 pandemic
DETROIT Keeping a journal is an activity that can have multiple benefits, not just for adults -- it can really help children and teens too. Its an easy thing you can build into a daily routine that experts say will help children cope with stress. Now, its a useful tool to help children cope with what theyre feeling due to the COVID-19 pandemic. She saw how well it worked and and knew it could help children deal with their emotions too. There are numerous benefits to journaling for children and that includes physical benefits mental benefits.