Kids Can Cartoon!

Graduate students at the Center for Cartoon Studies share their skills and enthusiasm for comic art with Upper Valley youth. By Bridgett Taylor Cartoons and kids are a natural fit; the dominance of superhero costumes every Halloween is proof that comic book characters are popular with children. But the appeal of comics is more than […]

Tutti’s Promise

Tutti’s Promise With middle school readers in mind, a Holocaust survivor’s daughter tells her mother’s moving story. By Kim J. Gifford It is the quintessential question asked of writers: where do your ideas come from? For K. Heidi Fishman the answer not only comes easily, but she can pinpoint the exact moment the idea came […]

Fiona Greenough, founder of It Happens

It Happens. Young nonprofit founder, Fiona Greenough, is changing the world “one tampon at a time.” By Leigh Ann Root Unavoidable things happen in life. What also happens — through kindness, awareness and determination — is the development of a great kid. Fiona Greenough, 17, of Meriden, N.H., who founded It Happens. when she was […]

Who Needs Cursive, Anyway?

Feature: Who Needs Cursive, Anyway?

As we write less and tap more, the results are not necessarily what we expect. By Kim J. Gifford The name “John Hancock” and his distinctly large script on The Declaration of Independence have become synonymous with the word “signature.” But, according to some educators who are proponents of cursive writing, if Hancock were a […]

Caboose in Andover, N.H.

Local: Where to See Trains

Playgrounds, museums and festivals offer a variety of options for locomotive lovers. By Laura Jean Whitcomb There’s lots of things for kids to like about trains. They have wheels. They move. They have sound. They are powerful. They are fascinating to watch. If kids are able to sit on a train, there’s much more to […]

Platinum ½ Pint Puzzles are learning toys, but the kids will never know!

By Laura Jean Whitcomb Science abounds on the benefits of puzzles: enhanced visual perception, improved coordination, better memory and heightened creativity. There’s left brain (logic) and right brain (creative) powers at work when you try to put together a puzzle. Puzzles are even a learning toy, encouraging children to follow simple steps to (successfully) solve […]

The Building of Beck

Kid Stuff is excited to announce our first GreatKids Award recipient: 16-year-old Beck Johnson! Beck was nominated by several people who have witnessed his outstanding achievements, first hand. Throughout his many accomplishments, the common denominator is one great kid who dreams big and works hard. He was nominated for a variety of reasons: personal talent, […]