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National Talk Like Shakespeare Day

Shakespeare portrait with speech bubbles and famous writer's citations. Shakespeare ink drawn vector illustration with quotes from author's plays. Old English greeting Holla!

Did you know that April 23 is William Shakespeare’s birthday? Not only that, but it has become known as “National Talk Like Shakespeare Day” as way of celebrating his life.  This ‘holiday’ began in 2009 through the efforts of the Chicago Shakespeare Theater.  In 2011, the Governor of Illinois recognized their work by proclaiming April 23rd at “Talk Like Shakespeare Day.” The… read more >>

It’s National Scrabble Day!

Scrabble board game

Dust off your dictionaries, put on your thinking caps, and pull out your Scrabble boards because today is National Scrabble Day! The ever-challenging, yet highly entertaining word game has been helping people practice their spelling skills and build their vocabularies for over 70 years! To celebrate National Scrabble day, let’s take a look at the… read more >>

Periodic Table Battleship

Battleship game

Do you know the basic elements of matter?  Do you know some basic things that make up matter?    The discovery of the periodic system for classifying the elements represents the culmination of a number of scientific developments, rather than a sudden brainstorm on the part of one individual. Yet historians typically consider one event as… read more >>

Games From Other Countries

Group of smiling kindergarten kids

Hi Everyone!  My name is Renee and today I will be talking about games.  Growing up, you have probably played traditional games like hide-and-seek, tag, dodgeball, red rover, and hopscotch.  Games can be passed down from generation to generation and can be common knowledge shared between people. Today I am going to discuss some popular… read more >>