Monday, February 29, 2016

Skip, Hop, LEAP!

Did you know that there are 365 days in a year? But sometimes we get an extra day on the calendar. Although specific rules apply for every 100 years, the extra day we receive is on February 29TH. We call this a "Leap Year." Every 4 years, we get an additional day, making it 366 days in that year. Why, you ask? It's because our calendars are supposed to match the length of time it takes, for Earth to orbit around the sun. Which is known as the "Solar Year." Just remember who Toad you Frogs LEAP into Dreams & Adventures!

Friday, January 1, 2016

Maybe It's CODE Outside

Sometimes Emergency Departments uses different codes to alert people that someone needs help. A code has numbers, words, or symbols that are designed to send a message. Coding is utilized for computers, for items in many stores, or even used to tell a secret. Our friend, CODE-D is a Classified Coding Agent. Who happens to work 4 Aniimal Town. Though his location is unknown, he unzips & decodes the toughest data. Want 2 be on your way 2 becoming an agent like CODE-D? Then check out: 

Friday, November 27, 2015

A Blog's Blog

Can you believe we've been blogging for a whole YEAR. This means it's our BLOG'S BIRTHDAY! How are we gonna' CELEBRATE? Anybody got a BRIGHT IDEA? We need some WIND for balloons. A few BOXES for gifts. An OVEN for a cake. DAIRY for ice cream. Some WATER to drink. And a guitar for MUSIC! We've been BUSY having fun, we didn't CALCULATE how the TIME'S past. What a great TRAIN of TOOLS we DISCOVERED. So THUMBS-UP to All you amazing TOWNERS of ANIIMAL TOWN.

Thursday, November 5, 2015


Today is going to be yummy. And that's because today is National Doughnut Day... AGAIN! Remember the last time we enjoyed this sweet Holiday was June 5. But today is November 5. So that means doughnuts have 2 days in their honor! In the year 1938, the Salvation Army received doughnuts from citizens. This was a cool way for civilians to show gratitude and send the troupes a little umph. People who like this treat were called "Dough Lassies." Who really knows how this desert got a 2nd day of kudos. We're just happy to partake for doughnut's sake. 

Sunday, November 1, 2015

It's THAT Time Again

Today is Daylight Savings Time!
Daylight Savings Time is when we turn the clock, to match the light projected from the moon and sun. Yes, I know. That means our curfew happens just a tad earlier. The good news is that's only in the Spring when we "loose" an hour. But during the Fall, we "gain" an hour. Which means we can sleep a little longer! Sounds a little confusing?
Then think of it this way:
Spring Forward
Fall Back.

Turn the clock 1-hour FORWARD on March 8.
Reverse clock 1-hour BACKWARD on November 1.
Be sure to find-out if your area uses daylight savings time. Remember you're awesome

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Hark. Whoosh Goes There!

When we're in-front of lighting, movement lurks from behind us. That image that follows us is called a "Shadow." There are many fun pictures you can create for shadow puppets: a deer, a bunny rabbit, camels, birds, turtles, and bears. You can make profiles of faces... But there's one shadow that seems to appear out of nowhere. And that's the shadow of WHOOSH! He's Aniimal Town's ghost. How many times does he appear in Guess Whoooo? 
Happy HallowScream!


Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Got Mail?

Special Delivery!
It's a lot of fun getting and sending mail. Way back when, there were birds (pigeons) who were trained to deliver messages to people. There were also horseback riders, who would travel long distances. They delivered mail for those who wrote letters and invitations to their families and friends.  It could take weeks even months before you'll receive the letter. Good news is you don't have to wait for mail or packages that long. With the help of trains, cars, & planes, you can expect the delivery sometimes within a few hours. You can even send mail through the web. This is called an "Email." Special Thanks to all Mail Carriers & Processors for speeding our gifts to us!