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10 Benefits of Being Helpful

10 Benefits of Being Helpful

What are the benefits of lending a hand to other people? Helping others provides a sense of meaning and purpose. Giving to others provides a sense of accomplishment, direction and purpose. People who help or volunteer for a cause feel their life is more worthwhile and...

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Blessed to Have Thoughtful Friends

Blessed to Have Thoughtful Friends

Friends are those people who exist outside of our families and play a huge role in our lives. The people you consider your closest friends help shape you into the person you become just as you help them develop into the person they will become. Friendships can be...

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Egg Safety: Proper Handling of Eggs

Egg Safety: Proper Handling of Eggs

Eggs are part of a healthy well-balanced diet and are incredibly nutritious. They provide protein and a host of important vitamins and minerals, including iron, vitamin B-12, choline, lutein, phosphorus, riboflavin, and selenium.  Eggs are also incredibly cheap...

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Methods Used in Hatching Chicken Eggs

Methods Used in Hatching Chicken Eggs

What are the different methods used in hatching chicken eggs? One method is called incubation, and includes two main types: natural and artificial. With natural incubation, the broody hen sits on the eggs all day long for 21 days to incubate them until they hatch. She...

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The Terrible Spray Smell of Skunks

The Terrible Spray Smell of Skunks

In Helium Heels, the ghost babies – Tommy, Willy, Brando, Elliot, and Little Becky – thought it was a good idea to play a trick on a skunk. And that’s the last time they’ll ever do it. Right after they shout “BOO!” the frightened skunk sprays them with a terrible...

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20 Interesting Facts about Skunks

20 Interesting Facts about Skunks

In Helium Heels a skunk makes a brief appearance. The small black and white furry animal, when frightened by the ghost babies, sprays them with a terrible smelling oily liquid, which quickly stinks up the whole barn. The ghost babies then had to be bathed in tomato...

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Teamwork is Crucial to Success

Teamwork is Crucial to Success

The Helium Books stimulate the imagination of children and, above all, promote teamwork and cooperation. They show readers the benefits of working together, especially since the animals in the stories are different from one another. They teach that we must put aside...

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The Effectiveness of Teamwork

The Effectiveness of Teamwork

Readers may have already noticed that teamwork, along with cooperation, is the main theme of The Helium Books series. In The Helium Table, the farm animals find themselves in outer space on top of a helium table. When they feel cold, the sheep share their woolly coats...

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