Category Archives: children

Ani’s Advent Invitation: The poetic Ape

Okay, I admit, I am a bit confused. I’ve had letters to Santa, Christmas poems and stories from two-legses and four-legses… even from a two-legs who is also a four-legs… but this one is from a two-legs who is almost … Continue reading

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The Tale of the Curious Scarecrow – A children’s story by Gregg Savage

A children’s story reblogged from Gregg Savage – Daily Tales: Once upon a time, in a cornfield very far away, there lived a very curious scarecrow. In fact, he was so curious that he would often make his friends irritated … Continue reading

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The small dog’s Advent invitation: Send Ani your letters to Santa…

Last year in December, Ani, the infamous Small Dog, wrote to Santa, every day for Advent. It seemed to work, as she got her wish… This year, her wish is different… she would like to invite her friends to join … Continue reading

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Traffic…

The morning is silent. Even the usual distant traffic noise of the rush-hour mayhem is hushed. The busy road that runs through the village no longer channels the speeding cars and lorries that habitually thunder through this small village. My … Continue reading

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Hear Ye, Hear Ye! E.B. White on How To Write from Jennie Fitzkee

Reblogged from A Teacher’s Reflections: I love writing.  This summer I read the best book on how to write, the advice of E.B. White, author of Charlotte’s Web and other classics. Oh, I have read a host of posts and articles … Continue reading

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Notes from a small dog – Little things

She got the harness out and started chasing me. It’s a game we play, though I’m not entirely sure she knows the rules… even though we play it ‘most every day. She keeps telling me to sit still, but how … Continue reading

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Guest author: Robbie Cheadle – Sir Chocolate and the Candy Dragon

On the day before Halloween, Sir Chocolate was really busy, Making candy and chocolate treats, So fast it would make you dizzy. * Edible spiders and caterpillars, A set of shortbread fingers, His gingerbread tombstones with a spicy smell that … Continue reading

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