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Get a Kick Out of Soccer

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children's Book About SoccerSoccer is a favorite sport of many kids and adults. It is played by over 250 million players in over 200 countries, making it the most popular game in the world. This is perhaps because all you really need is a ball and a group of players.

No one really knows how far back soccer goes, as many places and time periods had games involving kicking a ball. However, in the 19th century a set of rules were emerging to distinguish soccer from other ball-kicking sports.

two young soccer players running to the soccer ballSoccer is also known as “football” in some regions. Officially, it takes eleven players on two teams, with a rectangular field and two goals to play a proper game of soccer. Any part of the player’s body may touch the ball, except the hands – only the goalie is allowed to use their hands. Players have become quite skilled at re-routing, passing and deflecting the ball with their head, feet, knees and chest regions.

Soccer Team Together and Ready to take A PictureAs we mentioned […]

“S” is for Snake

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Children's Book About SnakesThere are around 2,900 species of snake sharing the planet with us. For those of you that are afraid or dislike snakes, that’s probably about 2,900 too many. But if it’s any consolation to you, only about 375 of these species are venomous. The trouble with snakes, aside from their slithery bodies and forked tongues, are they can be anywhere. Snakes can live on the ground, in the trees and even in water.

Portrait of a Black MambaA snake is not slimey (even though it appears to be) but it does have scales. The scaly skin on its belly helps the snake grasp the ground (or tree) and propels it forward. As they grow they will shed their old skin. This is something like us taking off a sock, the snake crawls out of the old one and in doing so turns it inside out. Sometimes you will find the discarded skin of a snake on the ground or nearby logs.

These reptiles are found all over the world, except in the extreme cold climates. They are cold-blooded so they need to use the sun and heated rocks to keep themselves from freezing to death.

Going Batty

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Children's Books About BatsYou may hate when they fly around your head on a dark gloomy night, but bats are truly a marvel of nature. Check this out. Bats aren’t really blind, but they do use echolocation to make their way to the top of your head. They send out a beep and when it hits something it bounces back to them. This gives the bat an idea of how close they are to an object. The bat is also the only mammal that is capable of flight. Its wings are actually a rubbery webbing that is attached from a long claw on the tip, back to underneath its shoulders.

A Bat FlyingThere are around 1,240 species of bats that range in size from that of a large bumblebee to a small cat. The Bumblebee bat is found in limestone caves along the rivers of Thailand and Burma. Unfortunately, these little guys are endangered due to the loss of their habitat. On the other wing, the Flying Fox bat can have a wingspan of around four feet (1.5 meters). This bat has a cute fox-like face and is found in the southeast Asia regions.

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Let’s Look at Swimming

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Children's Book About SwimmingYou may love it or hate it, or even be somewhere in between, but swimming is here to stay. We do it on vacations, for recreation and even in competition. It’s a great way to have fun and is also great exercise for your entire body.

The Girl Smiles While Swimming UnderwaterThe definition of swimming is the self-propulsion of a person (or animal) through water or a liquid. Seems simple enough, yet swimming can be one of the most frightening phobias to overcome – after all, nobody has ever drowned from walking on the dry ground. But scientifically it has been discovered that only weeks after birth a human can hold their breath underwater and possess basic swimming skills. I wish someone would have told me that sooner, as I never did master the technique of swimming beyond the doggy paddle.

Happy Children in a Swimming ClassIn some countries of the world, swimming is mandatory to teach (and learn) in schools. Strangely enough, we use swimming to lose weight, but the more body fat you possess the more buoyant your body will be in the water. However, […]

Come Visit France

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Children's Book About FranceFrance is a must-see for many vacationers. It is filled with culture, history, landmarks, fine food and wine and stunning countrysides. In fact, for more than two decades, France has held its number one position as the most popular place to visit. And people know it. France receives more than 82 million tourists from all over the world each year. Let’s take a look at just some of what France has to offer you for your next vacation.

The Flag of FranceFirst on our list is one of Europe’s oldest cities and also France’s second largest. Marseille is located off the southeast coast and has all sorts of things to venture among. Check out the Roman ruins or the medieval architecture, plus it also has a number of distinguished cultural venues along with several universities and industries. In addition, Marseille’s climate is always awesome!

The Map of France with Complete LabelThe sprawling city of Lyon is a great cultural hub of France. It is located in east-central France and is the capital of the Rhone department in the Rhone-Alpes region. It […]