Wednesday, March 22, 2017

A Water-Filled World

A Water-Filled World

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If the person who named our planet Earth was being accurate, it would have a name that reflects how over 70 percent of the planet is water. What would you call it — Ocean, Liquid, Aqua, Water, or maybe Moisture? I’d probably go with the first choice, as most of all water on our planet […]

What Other Words are in SEAWATER?

What Other Words are in SEAWATER?

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Row or Paddle?

Row or Paddle?

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. If I say, “Quick! Name a rowing song” you’ll probably say “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” immediately. But can you name a song about paddling? I couldn’t think of one. Rowing is what we sing about, but paddling is probably what many of us do. That’s because the two words describe different actions in […]

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Make Summer Better in Winter

Make Summer Better in Winter

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  Boating season is in the future, so what can you possibly do to make it more fun now? Plenty! No matter how comfortable you feel on a boat, it is never smart to head out without knowing how to swim. We don’t mean practicing the doggie paddle in the hot tub — every kid […]

What Are Other Words are in SAFETY?

What Are Other Words are in SAFETY?

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No Days Off From Fun!

No Days Off From Fun!

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  The winter brings lots of days off from school. If they’re not filled with holiday activities or blizzards, a visit to one of Long Island’s many museums, historical sites, and nature centers is a lot of fun for the entire family. We’ve compiled a list of 15 places — these should keep you busy […]

What Are Other Words Meaning Funny?

What Are Other Words Meaning Funny?

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Color and Learn!

Color and Learn!

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There are apps for everyone and plenty of online games, but there’s still something satisfying about laying out a sheet of paper and coloring it in. We’ve compiled a list of free coloring pages for kids (and adults, too — no one is looking). The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences has coloring pages on […]

What Other Words are in OCTOPUS?

What Other Words are in OCTOPUS?

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Ahoy — Jokes Ahead!

Ahoy — Jokes Ahead!

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Any day gets better when you can laugh. Here are 13 jokes so you can have the best day, ever! Q: What do you do with a sick boat? A: Take it to the doc! Q: Why did the little boat do whatever the big boats did? A: Pier pressure! Q: What time is it […]

What Other Words are in LAUGHTER?

What Other Words are in LAUGHTER?

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Do You Know Your Nautical Alphabet?

Do You Know Your Nautical Alphabet?

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In order to read this story, you’ve learned your everyday A, B, Cs. But did you know there’s another alphabet that ship captains and sea voyagers must know to read nautical flags? Alpha Bravo Charlie: The Complete Book of Nautical Codes by Sara Gillingham (published by Phaidon) is an awesome hardcover book that lets you […]

What Other Words are in NAUTICAL?

What Other Words are in NAUTICAL?

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The Starfish is No Fish!

The Starfish is No Fish!

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. If you’ve been tide-pooling in a rocky area, chances are good that you’ve come across a starfish or two. Since they aren’t fish at all, you may also know them as sea stars. Did you know that starfish share our shores with odd relatives with equally unusual bodies, like sand dollars, sea urchins, and […]

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Fun with Shells

Fun with Shells

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. Making ornaments out of shells can be great family entertainment when you gather shells at the beach and then when you assemble and paint them. Start by combing the beach, looking for unusual shells. Have an idea and pick up shells that fit it (I pick up scallop and clam shells for a classic […]

What Other Words are in CAPTAIN?

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Funny on Porpoise!

Funny on Porpoise!

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Tell these jokes to your friends and family… if they don’t think the jokes are as funny as we do, don’t tell anyone you heard them from us! What did the beach say to the seagull? Long tide, no sea! Why can’t you go out when it’s raining cats and dogs? You may step in […]

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Meet the Seagulls

Meet the Seagulls

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.                   Ever notice the seagulls flying about us when we boat? They squawk and scream all day long, swoop down and steal our sandwiches if we look away, and poop all over boats when we’re not around. However, they are interesting, clever creatures that clean the […]

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Critter Questions

Critter Questions

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Have you thought about shaking hands with an octopus and why a penguin looks so clean? Author Wendy Rydell thinks about things like that! An octopus? I’d rather not meet him Because I don’t know how to greet him. You should shake hands to be polite But with an octopus that could take all night. […]

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Schmitty the Weather Dog

Schmitty the Weather Dog

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. The question, “Hey Schmitty, what’s the weather today?” is asked by elementary school students of a tiny weather reporter. Schmitty is a Yorkie who travels the country teaching children about weather, science, and math in a fun, exciting way. Though most lessons about science and weather can be a tad boring, a visit by […]

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What’s in Saltwater?

What’s in Saltwater?

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. If you’re in the ocean looking over the side of your boat, what do you see? You may say that you just see seawater, but what you’re looking at is saltwater filled with super-tiny amazing things. Not every saltwater body has the same chemical makeup. Yet generally, there are ions dissolved into the water […]

What Other Words are in SALTWATER?

What Other Words are in SALTWATER?

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Big and Small Creatures

Big and Small Creatures

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. Looking out across the Long Island Sound, you might just see a reflection of the sky and passing boats, but another world exists below the water. It’s amazing to think about all the different living things that thrive in our waters, from huge whales to teeny plankton. North Atlantic right whales are the largest […]

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