Category: Features

Barneblad: 2017

Happy New Year (godt nytt år) 2017! Heidi Håvan Grosch Sparbu, Norway I like January 1st because it gives a new start to a new year. Some people make New Year’s resolutions (nyttårsforsetter). They...

Barneblad: Build your own pepperkakehus!

Heidi Håvan Grosch Sparbu, Norway We are always learning something. If you are a grown-up, you might remember when you learned to drive, started university, or got married. If you are a child, you...

A dance in everyone

The Wheelchair Dancers Organization celebrates the human spirit in motion David Moe Sun City, Calif. Saturday, November 12, was the fourth annual Dance-Ability Showcase at the Balboa Park Club in San Diego, California. Wheelchair...

2016 Gift Guide

We’ve got gift ideas for everyone on your list, including… The Norski who has everything A) God Jul Cotton Ribbon. This festive ribbon comes in three colors to create a range of beautiful Scandinavian...

Barneblad: Christmas Ornaments Inspired by Birds

Heidi Håvan Grosch Sparbu, Norway Did you know that the word ornithology means the study of birds? It comes from two Greek words: “ornis” meaning “bird” and “logos” meaning “knowledge.” Drawings of birds that...

Why skiing with dogs is the cat’s meow

A look at skijoring and other unique forms of animal-powered locomotion Barbara K. Rostad Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho Barkie Birkie may sound like the latest tongue twister or look like a mangled version of...

Barneblad: Winter sports… Inside

Heidi Håvan Grosch Sparbu, Norway Imagine that it is cold and the wind is blowing. There’s a snowstorm outside and you can’t see very far. Inside it is warm and cozy. Perhaps you’re sitting...

Barneblad: Orienteering

Heidi Håvan Grosch Sparbu, Norway Orienteering is an obstacle course of sorts. With a map and a compass, players have to find their way through a maze of posts in record time. At each...

Let’s Go Fishing!

Please enjoy this excerpt from Eric Dregni’s new book, Let’s Go Fishing! A celebration of the sport in the land of 10,000 lakes and beyond, where the fish fry is a near-holy Friday ritual,...