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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Congratulations to our May Writing Contest Winners!

Posted By on Wed, May 30, 2018 at 2:51 PM

In our May Mom & Baby Issue, we asked kids to interview their parents about what they were like as a baby and write about it. Below, find the winning entries. Kinsley and Lena each receive a $25 gift certificate to Crow Bookshop in Burlington.

Kinsley Maxfield, 10, Highgate


What did I look like?

I had never seen a baby born with so much hair! It was so long that we could almost put it in pigtails.

What did I like to do?
You loved to play with your big brother. He always made you smile.

Did I cry a lot?
You were a happy baby! You only really cried when you were hungry.

Lena Whitaker-Hechanova, 10, Richmond

The following is an excerpt from a book Lena sent to Kids VT entitled 2 Essays of When I Was a Baby and a Younger Kid.

I was a serious baby. Blubbing, screaming, crying, sleeping (so much people think you’ve been knocked out.) These are pretty much not really babies’ routines, because all babies are different and this is mine.

When I was 1 year old, my family went to the Penguin Plunge. I had my fat lip over my skinny upper lip. I was scrunching in my face. I was exact.

When I was at the nursery when I was born, I was being rinsed off. Most babies (my sis and my brother) cry when water or something is rinsed off their heads. Not me. I yawned like it was nothing.
Last thing, I stared A LOT! Once I was at Uncommon Ground and I was staring at a college kid who, for some reason, was of quite an interest to me. He got really uncomfortable and moved away. I was serious at being funny.

Find the latest writing prompt in the Just For Kids section of our June Dad Issue. The deadline for entering is June 15. Happy writing!

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Congratulations to our May Coloring Contest Winners!

Posted By on Wed, May 30, 2018 at 2:48 PM

An amazing mix of vibrant ducks swam into our mailbox this month. Oliver, 4, used a cheerful yellow crayon to color his feathered friends. Seven-year-old Evangeline’s green-and-yellow mama and baby birds floated in a pond jazzed up with blue glitter. Nine-year-old Whitney’s ducks made merry in a mud puddle, with an orange sun shining over cattails in the background. Savor the beginning of summer, kids, and send us your very best artwork again in June!

The winners of annual family memberships to the Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium are…

“Mother Loon”
Hazel Abetti, 10, Concord

"Mother Loon"
  • "Mother Loon"


“All Mixed Up!”
Henry Hoff, 7, Richmond

"All Mixed Up"
  • "All Mixed Up"

“Quack Fabulous”
Maya Cousino, 5, Bristol

"Quack Fabulous"
  • "Quack Fabulous"

Find the latest coloring contest in the Just For Kids section of our June Dad Issue! The deadline to enter is June 15.

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Thursday, May 3, 2018

Congratulations to our April Coloring Contest Winners!

Posted By on Thu, May 3, 2018 at 5:55 PM

Our amazing artists welcomed spring’s arrival with their colorful entries this month. Five-year-old Jack’s brilliant masterpiece included a lemon-yellow sun, rainbow and a tiny mouse in one corner. Hazel, 10, sprinkled raindrops over green mountains and a red barn. Her kitty sported pink rain boots and held a red umbrella and matching tulip. Amelia, 6, made our judges laugh out loud; her cat clutched a fish skeleton in one paw. Kudos to everyone who entered! Send us your best again this month.

The winners of annual family memberships to the Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium are…

“Spring Kitty”
Aubrie Byers, 5, Irasburg
Spring Kitty
  • Spring Kitty

“Jumping in Puddles”
Paige Black, 7, Waterbury Center
Jumping in Puddles
  • Jumping in Puddles

“The Hippy Cat”
Orion Ward, 12, St. Albans
The Hippy Cat
  • The Hippy Cat

Find the May coloring contest in the Just For Kids section of the May Baby & Maternity Issue. Send us your  entries by May 15!

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Congratulations to our April Writing Contest Winners!

Posted By on Wed, May 2, 2018 at 1:33 PM

In our April issue, we asked kids to tell us about what they like to do on a rainy day. Below, find the winning entries. Aya and Harper each receive a $25 gift certificate to Crow Bookshop in Burlington.

Aya Chakaki, 7, Burlington

When it is raining outside, I read Ivy and Bean books or play with my baby sister. Sometimes I play school. I’m going to be a teacher when I grow up. I always am the teacher. I teach math and reading to my stuffed toy seal, Bluey.

Harper Hayes, 9, Bolton Valley

When it’s raining, I like to splash puddles at my friends and we have a rain fight together. Sometimes I play cards under the roof of my porch. We watch the rain splat down and make a puddle. I love when it rains!


Find the May writing prompt in the Just For Kids section of our May Mom & Baby Issue. The deadline to enter is May 15. Happy writing!

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