31 Fun Ways to Celebrate in March

Happy March! This is the month when spring officially begins. We set our clocks to daylight savings time and spend one day wearing green and pretending we’re Irish! John and Crosley have made a list of one fun thing to celebrate each day in March. Want to learn more about these holidays? Visit HolidaysandObservances.com. You […]

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5 Family Word Games

Want a screen-free family fun night? Break out the word games! Word games build vocabulary and spelling skills while encouraging interaction and creativity. Plus, they’re just plain fun! Crosley and John recommend five of their favorite word games. Play on Words. This game combines the elements of Scrabble and Anagrams. Players build words from card […]

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A favorite Hetherington Family Story

In time for another trip in the way-back machine. Today, we revisit a blog originally posted by Night Buddies creator Sands Hetherington on November 18, 2014. Did you know Sands has a special connection to the top hat? We’ll let him tell you the story . . . __________________ My son John, who doubles as […]

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Answering Your Top Crosley Questions

Night Buddies fans have two big questions about Crosley: Why is Crosley red? Why does he do the Black Bottom dance? (And by the way, what is the Black Bottom dance?) We consulted the official Night Buddies archives, stored in Crenwinkle’s file cabinet at Night Buddies headquarters. Turns out, author Sands Hetherington explained why Crosley […]

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What’s a Book Trailer?

Do you know what a book trailer is? You know when you go to the movies and they show your previews—or trailers—of upcoming movies? A book trailer is a preview of a book. The trailer usually sets the scene for the story and tells you a little about the characters and plot. It will tell […]

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Snow Day Fun!

The winter weather has been frightful in the Borough where John Degraffenreidt lives! He’s already had two snow days off from school. He doesn’t like to sit around and waste unexpected vacations watching TV or playing video games. Those are ordinary activities. John believes snow days are for extra, special adventures. Here are some of […]

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Start 2024 with Some Wacky Celebrations

Happy New Year! We’re starting the year by putting some fun, off-beat holidays on the calendar for January and February. So get ready to take a bubble bath (January 8), maybe read in the bathtub (February 9), measure your feet (January 23), and celebrate Superman’s Birthday (February 29).   Thanks to HolidaysandObservances.com for giving us […]

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Elf on the Shelf Night Buddies Style

‘Tis the season when the Elf on the Shelf gets up to all kinds of shenanigans. Crosley and Crenwinkle put on their epiphany bones together and came up with some mighty fine Excelsiors regarding what the Elf might do on a Night Buddies Program. After ensuring you had the proper clearance, the crocodile brothers now […]

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