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7 Spooky Words for Halloween

Nyctophobia  [nik-tuh-foh-bee-uh] Are you afraid of the dark? If the answer is yes, you might have nyctophobia, the abnormal fear of night or darkness. Derived from the Greek nux for “night” and phobia meaning “an aversion,”nyctophobia is the perfect word for anyone who hides under the covers once the lights go out. If you’d rather sleep in a coffin than a bed, you’ll feel nice and…

15 Silly Old-Timey Words You Need To Start Using Again

Because plenty of the phrases we use today are just a bunch of flapdoodle anyway. Flapdoodle: foolish words First known use: 1878 How to use it: Henry thinks he’s a genius, but everything he tweets is pure flapdoodle! Read more here. Help your child learn new words with Reading Kingdom.  Sign up today for a free 30 day trial.

The 10 Most Surreal Places in the World

Surreal, fantastical, unbelievable—all of these words are the perfect descriptors for the following ten destinations. From captivating forests to dramatic cliffs to ice caves, prepare to be amazed by the world’s most surreal places, Read more here. Help your child learn about interesting places with Reading Kingdom. Sign up today for a free 30 day trial.

9 interesting word facts you didn’t know

The English language has a varied and ever changing vocabulary, which makes it an ideal candidate for etymological studies. In this list below, we take a look at the interesting histories of some common English words. Read more here. Help your child learn new words today with Reading Kingdom. Sign up here for a free 30 day trial.

Chill Out! 10 Places That Stay COOL All Summer

Highs in the 60s and 70s? Lows in the 40s and 50s? With the summer heat arriving early this year, those temperatures may sound too good to be true. But when the mercury climbs, these beautiful destinations stay refreshingly cool. Here, the 10 best places to beat the heat. Denali National Park, AK, offers jaw-dropping mountain vistas, wildlife—and elbow room….

41 Outdoor Activities to Get Kids Out of the House This Summer

The temperature’s rising, school’s out of session, and all your kids want to do is sit inside and play. Make the next warm summer day more fun than ever with games, crafts, and activities that you can do outside.  From messy projects to those that will cool tots off with splashes of water, we’ve come up with 41 activities that…