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Mother's Day

Mother’s Day Resources

Mother’s Day is a time to show our gratitude for everything Moms do. And for those Moms who are lucky enough to still have their own Moms to celebrate with, it’s a double holiday. Happy Mother’s Day to all! Here’s …[Continue]

Cinco de Mayo

About Cinco De Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is Spanish for the fifth of May. The fifth of May is a significant day for Mexicans, being the anniversary of the Battle of Puebla, a battle between Mexican and French forces which has become symbolic of …[Continue]

Ten Facts about Color Vision

10 Facts about Color Vision

Color vision is the ability to differentiate objects using frequencies or light wavelengths. We perceive light based upon its absorption or reflection from an object. In basic terms, color is light. Color doesn’t actually exist, except as light, but is …[Continue]

St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick’s Day Resources

Here’s to hoping you find your lucky leprechaun! Today’s roundup is all about St. Patrick’s Day. St. Patrick’s Day Fun: St. Patrick has his own Surfnetkids mini-site. It has games, coloring pages, and lots of articles explaining the history and …[Continue]

Carter Goodwin Woodson was the father of Black History Month.

Black History Month Resources

In 1915, historian Carter G. Woodson proposed a “Negro History Week” to honor the history and contributions of African Americans. Nine years later, his dream became reality. Woodson chose the second week of February to pay tribute to the birthdays …[Continue]