John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed, was a legendary folk and wilderness hero.He was born in Massachusetts during the Revolutionary War. During his vast travels, Johnny planted and established orchards throughout the American Midwest.John Chapman has been featured in numerous children's books, movies and stories.
August is a time to celebrate and support children entering kindergarten. Going to the kindergarten is a momentous event for young children as well as their parents. A classroom full of children can be overwhelming for most children.Talk to your child about the wonderful new adventures and fun activities he/she will experience in kindergarten.
Happy 51st Birthday, Spider-Man!Stan Lee and Steve Ditko created this superhero for Marvel Comics on Aug. 1, 1962. The first Spider-man comic was published in March 1963. In the first issue, a young man is bitten by a radioactive spider and he discovers wondrous super abilities.
All kids and teens in the District are invited to participate in Summer Reading at DC Public Library. This year's Summer Reading theme for children is Dig Into Reading; the teens' Summer Reading theme is Beneath the Surface. The program runs from June 1 through Aug. 24. You can win prizes for reading.
Some food historians believe that pizza-like dishes (baking bread with toppings on stones in a wood oven) can be traced back to the early Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cultures. Today's pizza pie has been attributed to baker Raffaele Esposito of Naples, Italy. In 1889, a special pizza dish was created to honor King Umberto and Queen Margherita by Esposito. To represent the colors of the Italian flag, Esposito used Neapolitan flat bread with green basil, white mozzarella cheese and red tomato sauce.
Discover the beauty of steam, diesel and electric trains. On Saturday, May 11, communities across America will be celebrating National Train Day. Did you know:1. Some bullet trains float magnetically above the rails.2. People who love trains are called railfans. They take vacations to go trainspotting.3. Many train stations are called Union Station. These are stations used by different train lines.