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5 Must-Read Children’s Books for National Aviation Day

Celebrating National Aviation Day doesn’t have to mean taking a flight. Even though you (and your family) can certainly fly away on this aviation themed day, you may also want to stay at home. If that’s the case, you can still celebrate. How? Check out these flight-focused reads that are sure to be a hot with the kids! Amazing Airplanes, by Tony Mitton and Ant Parker. Animals on a plane? That’s right! In this children’s nook, the animals are the crew and the passengers. This easy read is perfect for preschoolers, ages 3 through 5-years. I Am Emilia Earhart (Ordinary...

Make an Airplane for National Aviation Day

August 19th is National Aviation Day. Also marking Orville Wright’s birthday, this holiday celebrates the achievements made in flight. Help your child to focus on flight with a few airplane-making art activities! Even though he can’t (at least, not yet) build his own aircraft, he can start with a few paper and cardboard mock-ups right now. Traditional Plane This is the time-tested paper airplane design. All your child needs is a piece of paper. Use an 8x10-inch sheet to make the folding easier. He can use plain white or pick a colorful piece of paper. Position the paper vertically. Fold...