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www.crickettogether.com Cricket Media® is a global education company creating high-quality print and multi-media products for children, families, mentors, teachers, and partners that improve learning opportunities for everyone. Led by our 11 award-winning children’s magazines and our customizable research-tested collaborative learning platform, we are committed to creating and supporting innovativ

www.crickettogether.com Cricket Media® is a global education company creating high-quality print and multi-media products for children, families, mentors, teachers, and partners that improve learning opportunities for everyone. Led by our 11 award-winning children’s magazines and our customizable research-tested collaborative learning platform, we are committed to creating and supporting innovativ

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#MakeItMonday! What do you do when it's hot enough outside to cook a pizza? You cook a pizza, of course! Try this awesom...
06/06/2022

#MakeItMonday! What do you do when it's hot enough outside to cook a pizza? You cook a pizza, of course! Try this awesome 'solar pizza oven' activity from SPIDER Magazine sometime this summer!

Discover SPIDER: https://bit.ly/31ouLpi

Are you raising a heritage language learner? Or are you a heritage language learner and don't even know it? What exactly...
06/03/2022
The Importance of Learning a Heritage Language

Are you raising a heritage language learner? Or are you a heritage language learner and don't even know it? What exactly does this term mean? And why is it rewarding—and crucial—to learn a heritage language? Explore all of those questions and more with us!

https://blog.fluentcity.com/the-importance-of-learning-a-heritage-language/

What drove you to choose the language you’re learning? Was it to succeed in the workplace or communicate better with your neighbors? A memorable vacation or a favorite TV show? Or were you inspired by your own heritage? One term you’ll hear a lot in discussions about language

It's blueberry season! Have you gone to a "pick your own fruit" farm? If not, you definitely should. Have a great weeken...
06/03/2022

It's blueberry season! Have you gone to a "pick your own fruit" farm? If not, you definitely should. Have a great weekend, everyone.

Yesterday, the Scripps National Spelling Bee returned, dazzling us all with the intellectual feats of kids across Americ...
06/03/2022
8 Tips for Future Scripps National Spelling Bee Champions - Cricket Media, Inc.

Yesterday, the Scripps National Spelling Bee returned, dazzling us all with the intellectual feats of kids across America! If you have an aspiring future spelling bee champ in your family, here are some tips to help them on the road to success!

https://cricketmedia.com/blog/learning/8-tips-for-future-scripps-national-spelling-bee-champions/

It’s one of the few times of the year that your academically-inclined youngster can turn on ESPN and see kids like them celebrated like sports stars. The Scripps National Spelling Bee has been running for over 90 years with no signs of stopping, and children around the country dream of taking home...

#ThrowbackThursday! This illustration by Leo and Diane Dillon appeared on the cover of the June 1979 issue of CRICKET ma...
06/02/2022

#ThrowbackThursday! This illustration by Leo and Diane Dillon appeared on the cover of the June 1979 issue of CRICKET magazine.

The husband-and-wife illustrator team published over 100 book and magazine covers over their 50-year career and won the Caldecott medal two years in a row with 1976's "Why Mosquitoes Buzz In People's Ears" and 1977's "Ashanti To Zulu: African Traditions."

Explore CRICKET Magazine: https://bit.ly/2gjvLGf

Some of us are a little scared of math, but the truth is, math can often help us OVERCOME our fears. Be honest, were you...
05/31/2022

Some of us are a little scared of math, but the truth is, math can often help us OVERCOME our fears. Be honest, were you ever scared of the Bermuda Triangle? Here's how statistics proved there's really nothing to worry about in that infamous region.

MUSE is a magazine for tweens who are curious about STEM, the universe, and everything! Explore MUSE Magazine: https://bit.ly/3N2SCjN

Still a little scared of math even if you're no longer scared of the Bermuda Triangle? Cricket offers one-on-one virtual math tutoring for K-12 students. Brush up math skills with us today: https://bit.ly/3a4pOJ3

Have a wonderful and meaningful Memorial Day, from our Cricket family to yours!
05/30/2022

Have a wonderful and meaningful Memorial Day, from our Cricket family to yours!

What's your style of cleaning up, powering through and getting it done, or dragging your feet and drawing it out? No mat...
05/27/2022

What's your style of cleaning up, powering through and getting it done, or dragging your feet and drawing it out? No matter how you do it, it has to get done, right?

Want to take the perfect photo? Get these three settings right with your camera and then point and shoot! Do you have an...
05/26/2022

Want to take the perfect photo? Get these three settings right with your camera and then point and shoot! Do you have any photography tips to share?

#ThrowbackThursday! Make some music today! This charming cover art from May 1975’s issue of CRICKET is by Irene Haas, a ...
05/26/2022

#ThrowbackThursday! Make some music today! This charming cover art from May 1975’s issue of CRICKET is by Irene Haas, a children’s author and illustrator best known for A SUMMERTIME SONG, THE MAGGIE B., and LITTLE MOON THEATER.

Discover CRICKET Magazine: https://bit.ly/2XvCAXh

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and we're sharing some free stories from our children's magaz...
05/25/2022
6 Free Stories for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month! - Cricket Media, Inc.

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and we're sharing some free stories from our children's magazines, many of which feature children learning about their families' heritage and traditions!

https://cricketmedia.com/blog/6-free-stories-for-asian-american-and-pacific-islander-heritage-month/

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and we’re bringing you a selection of stories from our award-winning children’s magazines! Download, print, and read these stories as often as you like– and cuddle up with the family to share them! Asian American and Pacific Islander H...

Are you a vegetable, animal, or fungus? Take this quiz from ASK and find out for yourself!
05/25/2022

Are you a vegetable, animal, or fungus? Take this quiz from ASK and find out for yourself!

April showers bring May flowers... and vegetables and fruits, too! Is there a community garden near your family? This po...
05/24/2022

April showers bring May flowers... and vegetables and fruits, too! Is there a community garden near your family? This poem by Joan Riordan appeared in the latest issue of LADYBUG Magazine.

Get more from LADYBUG: https://bit.ly/3wIRT1l

Haiku are poems written in a style created over 400 years ago in Japan! This week's storytime will help you write Haiku ...
05/23/2022
Aha! A Haiku | Storytime with Cricket Media

Haiku are poems written in a style created over 400 years ago in Japan! This week's storytime will help you write Haiku of your own https://youtu.be/Z5v6hfmKYvU

Babybug - ages 3 and underClick - ages 3-6Ladybug - ages 3-6Ask - ages 6-9Spider - ages 6-9Cricket - ages 9-14Cobblestone - ages 9-14Faces - ages 9-14Muse - ...

#MakeItMonday! It's hard to be in a crabby mood when you're  wearing a hat that looks like a crab. This simple craft fro...
05/23/2022

#MakeItMonday! It's hard to be in a crabby mood when you're wearing a hat that looks like a crab. This simple craft from SPIDER Magazine will guarantee belly laughs from the whole family!

Get more from SPIDER: https://bit.ly/3GaAiT6

How about a game of I Spy to take you into this lovely weekend? Enjoy this artwork by Shirley Beckes
05/20/2022

How about a game of I Spy to take you into this lovely weekend? Enjoy this artwork by Shirley Beckes

If someone described Old Faithful to you, but you saw no footage or image to prove its existence, would you believe it w...
05/19/2022

If someone described Old Faithful to you, but you saw no footage or image to prove its existence, would you believe it was real? That's what a lot of Americans faced in the 1800s. Thank goodness for photographers! Check out some photographers who helped Americans experience some of the most amazing sights in the country! https://bit.ly/3wH6mcO

#ThrowbackThursday! This cover art from the May 1974 issue of CRICKET was created by Dutch illustrator and sculpted Fris...
05/19/2022

#ThrowbackThursday! This cover art from the May 1974 issue of CRICKET was created by Dutch illustrator and sculpted Friso Henstra. This illustration also appeared on the beloved CRICKET AND OTHER FRIENDS album! Does anyone still own it?

Discover CRICKET: https://bit.ly/2qBKtN8

It might just be the coolest holiday that you've never heard of. Join us for our next NeuLingo open course tomorrow, May...
05/18/2022

It might just be the coolest holiday that you've never heard of. Join us for our next NeuLingo open course tomorrow, May 19th, to learn all about the Dragon Boat Festival! Open to kids ages 5-16: https://bit.ly/3FjgE6X

Today is World Baking Day! What are you and your family going to make today?Discover more from LADYBUG Magazine: https:/...
05/17/2022

Today is World Baking Day! What are you and your family going to make today?

Discover more from LADYBUG Magazine: https://bit.ly/3FUZsoL

This storytime/recipe mashup from CRICKET gives us a pretty good idea about what lunchtime in Japan is like! Written by ...
05/16/2022

This storytime/recipe mashup from CRICKET gives us a pretty good idea about what lunchtime in Japan is like! Written by Motoko Welsh with art by Huy Voun Lee https://youtu.be/5j1t6pqQJts

#MakeItMonday! The latest issues of FACES and COBBLESTONE are all about photography. So how can you take great photos of...
05/16/2022

#MakeItMonday! The latest issues of FACES and COBBLESTONE are all about photography. So how can you take great photos of your own? Here are some tips from FACES Magazine!

Discover FACES Magazine: https://bit.ly/3LhyuZE

Weekends are for fun in the sun! What's most relaxing for you, wind in your hair or sand between your toes?
05/13/2022

Weekends are for fun in the sun! What's most relaxing for you, wind in your hair or sand between your toes?

If you're scared of the number 13, you might have triskaidekatriaphobia. If you're scared of TODAY's date, Friday the 13...
05/13/2022

If you're scared of the number 13, you might have triskaidekatriaphobia. If you're scared of TODAY's date, Friday the 13th, you might have paraskevidekatriaphobia! Funnily enough, these fears affect about... 13% of Americans! But Friday the 13th isn't considered bad luck everywhere in the world! In China, 13 is a lucky number. So let's make today a lucky day!

Spend the summer learning a new language-- and having lots of fun! This virtual summer camp for ages 5-16 is a great way...
05/11/2022

Spend the summer learning a new language-- and having lots of fun! This virtual summer camp for ages 5-16 is a great way to learn Mandarin. No experience required! Register now: https://bit.ly/3stuleh

Want a blanket, raincoat, snowsuit and stylish jewelry all in one? Grow some feathers! Check out this article from CLICK...
05/10/2022

Want a blanket, raincoat, snowsuit and stylish jewelry all in one? Grow some feathers! Check out this article from CLICK about the amazing things feathers do for birds https://bit.ly/3N4Du53

How many friendly animals can you find in this sweet little poem from LADYBUG Magazine?Discover more from LADYBUG: https...
05/10/2022

How many friendly animals can you find in this sweet little poem from LADYBUG Magazine?

Discover more from LADYBUG: https://bit.ly/3yppzT5

#MakeItMonday! Maybe escargot isn't quite your thing, but these adorable snail-shaped cinnamon rolls are a crowd pleaser...
05/09/2022

#MakeItMonday! Maybe escargot isn't quite your thing, but these adorable snail-shaped cinnamon rolls are a crowd pleaser!

Get more from SPIDER Magazine: https://bit.ly/3OCJK5y

Happy Mother’s Day! Mothers are some of the first teachers in our lives!
05/08/2022

Happy Mother’s Day! Mothers are some of the first teachers in our lives!

Weekend's here! How's the weather looking where you are? Nice enough for playtime with your favorite kiddo? We sure hope...
05/06/2022

Weekend's here! How's the weather looking where you are? Nice enough for playtime with your favorite kiddo? We sure hope so!

🚀 It's National Space Day! Fuel kids' passions for science with intriguing facts, engaging discoveries and hands-on acti...
05/06/2022

🚀 It's National Space Day! Fuel kids' passions for science with intriguing facts, engaging discoveries and hands-on activities. Get 50% off of all STEM-focused magazines: https://bit.ly/3LRoEyt

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Has anyone received good service from Cricket Media in the last 18 months or so? Please let me know!! Although I have received NO MAGAZINE ISSUES, they want me to DOUBLE MY ORDER NOW and save 55% by sending them yet more money. I placed an order in late November 2021 for 3 different magazines being delivered to 1 address which were never delivered. I used their website (as suggested in the many USPS mail deliveries and various emails asking me to extend these subscriptions) shortly after the end of January 2022, as no magazines had been received, and there was no response. I phoned on March 3, 2022 and spoke with a very difficult to understand representative named Mariel (she would not spell her name for me, so if it is incorrect, I do apologize). She explained, no, she stated I WANT TO INFORM YOU THAT . . . . blah blah blah that the correct magazines would be delivered within 4 to 6 weeks from 3/3/2022 and here we are on April 21, 2022 (7+ weeks ago) and so now Nina, a supervisor has cancelled ONE of the magazines. I asked her to cancel all 3, but she cancelled just ONE. Now she INFORMS ME (I think it is still Mariel pretending to be Mena, I mean Nina --- do they think I am crazy?) that one will be credited to my original card but the other two refunds will be completed by check. Putting it on my calendar as told my Mena/Nina and then I asked her to send me email confirmation. She stated that she could do that and it would take 24 to 48 hours to get that email to me. While she is doing this, I have typed the post on the Cricket Media page and will post it on other social media sites, just to see what comments I receive. Oh my . . . so very sad . . . All I wanted was a magazine subscription for each of my Grandboys!
Hi Cricket fans, particularly Muse readers who might recognise my comic, Parallel U. Cricket make great magazines, we can all agree, but behind the scenes they are frustratingly difficult to deal with. I had to give up Parallel U because of their lack of payments and communication and I'm still waiting to be paid for my last two comics. A comic that was fun to do but I had to stop because Cricket Media never paid on time and couldn't/wouldn't ever give a straight answer about when or why, if they ever replied at all. I'm not here to diminish enjoyment of the magazines, they're created by immensely dedicated and talented people, I'm here because there is no discourse behind the scenes and have no where else to go. I would love it if readers could let Cricket know that art is appreciated in the magazines and would probably be quite boring without it, because to them we are at the bottom of the ladder. Maybe you can help us be heard.
We loved being interviewed in this feature for Cricket Media's MUSE - a children's magazine focused on "Science and Exploration for Inquisitive Minds". Click the link to see or download the high-res four page feature! https://bit.ly/3LmEkZY Special thanks to Entosense, Inc, Entomo Farms, and Aspire Food Group for their in-kind donations that allowed us to create the delicious food featured in this piece. And if you’re not familiar with the magazine, perhaps it’s something that you will consider subscribing to for your 9-14 year old kids or school! https://shop.cricketmedia.com/muse-magazine-for-kids
What a happy surprise to open Spider magazine this month and find my poem! #childrensauthor #kidlit #childrenspoem #poetrycommunity #shootingstar #childrenspoet #spidermagazine #childrensmagazine #childrensliterature #verse Cricket Media
Be careful ordering from this company! I ordered 2 Babybug subscriptions at christmas time and neither family received their magazines. Now Cricket Media says they can't find any record of me ordering, yet I have two (2) credit card charges on my bill!! I have to jump through hoops now to a credit for this! They won't give me a credit because they have "no record of the orders". Never using this company again!😤
My poem, Grinning Snowmen, is in the new issue of Cricket Magazine. This is a short story time reading that was recently taped. #childrenspoetry #childrensauthor #poetryreading #childrensbooks #childrensliterature #storytime #kidlit #snowmanpoem #poetrycommunity #spokenword #childrensmagazine #cricketmagazine Cricket Media #poem #writerslifeforme
TIME and Cricket Media launch Time for Kids in China Time for Kids announced a new partnership with Cricket Media, award-winning publisher and eLearning provider for children in the United States and China. Read more: http://ow.ly/9jNq50H8Hzn
Through the generosity of Cricket Media and the National Wildlife Federation, we were able to provide 150 little picture books for pre-school kids to Santas Without Chimneys, a great organization that provides a happy holiday for homeless children.
Illustration for Howard Pyle's "King Stork"by former Cricket Magazine art director Trina Schart Hyman c.r. Mid 1970s
Today’s #CapsuleCollective highlight: Carol Coven Grannick is a children’s author and poet with a 2020 debut novel in verse, Reeni’s Turn, and multiple poems and short fiction in Cricket Media, Highlights for Children, Ladybug, Babybug, Hello, and Hunger Mountain. Her most recent work for adults appears in a number of literary magazines in print and online, including West Texas Literary Review, Oprelle Publications’s Matter anthology, Red Coyote, 2018 Mizmor Anthology, Otherwise Engaged, A Moment of Your Time, and more. Her upcoming chapbook, Call Me Bob, is contracted with Oprelle Publications. As a columnist and reporter for online journals and blogs, she chronicles the inner life of the writer and the creative process. Her poems “719 Lombard” and “Late Autumn Prairie Grass” are published in Capsule Stories Autumn 2021 Edition: Dancing with Ghosts, now available in paperback and ebook. Grab your copy here: capsulestories.com/autumn-2021-edition
Is there any more precious display of the enormous power of literacy to end poverty than getting beautiful magazines like this from Cricket Media National Wildlife Federation Highlights for Children and other publishers into the hands, homes, and hearts of at risk readers via food pantries, shelters, and early learning centers.
Is there any more precious display of the enormous power of literacy to end poverty than getting beautiful magazines like this from Cricket Media National Wildlife Federation Highlights for Children and other publishers into the hands, homes, and hearts of at risk readers via food pantries, shelters, and early learning centers.