Kids Korner

Jousting

Sir David Lindsay is noted for his sparing rather than killing his opponent, the Champion of England, Sir John Welles, during a tournament at London Bridge in 1390.

The Kids Korner is designed to entice the younger Scottish individual into learning about their Scottish heritage. By using crossword puzzles, number puzzles, mazes, dot-to-dot, coloring pages and stories they will easily learn basic information about Scotland and their clan. These pages will be changed periodically to keep the child’s interest.

If you have a great story or puzzle to add to this section please let us know by using the contact us link at the top right hand side of this page.

Adults will enjoy doing the games and puzzles with their children and may even find some of these games a little challenging.

Print out the pages you like and have fun!

“There is No Frigate Like a Book”
by Emily Dickinson (c. 1890)

There is no frigate like a book
. To take us lands away,
Nor any coursers like a page
. Of prancing poetry.
This traverse may the poorest take
. Without oppress of toll;
How frugal is the chariot
. That bears a human soul!

There is No  Frigate Like a Book

This simple poem reveals Emily’s fascination with reading. To her, there is nothing quite adventurous as a good book. She makes the case that there is no means of transportation that can take somebody “…lands away” (line two) like a literary work. Dickinson goes on to say that regardless of one’s financial status, they have the same ability to take “This traverse…” (line five). In short, Dickinson is fascinated and happy with the way words can move a person. She views reading as a gift to humans, a gift that is beyond wealth. To her, the ability to read is the greatest gift of all.

The theme of this poem is that the imagination, spawned by a fascinating work of literature, is better than any physical trip to the same location because in the imagination, anything is possible. (thinkquest.org)