Why on Earth did my Mom keep a stash of my old Weekly Readers
from 1973-1974? So I can post them here nearly 40 years later of course. This week I’ll be posting Weekly Readers
that I just scanned, and if I get a good response, I’ll scan the rest of them. They are a bit of an odd size, so the scans aren’t perfect. Weekly Reader
, “The Children’s Newspaper”, was a sort of newspaper for kids with games and some interesting information designed to educate kids about the wonderful world. It’s still around
but it looks more like a magazine. We ordered it through the elementary classroom, and they were delivered to our house. In the 1970s, Xerox published it, but it began in 1928.
This is Edition 1, Volume 50, Issue 24, April 4, 1973. The beginning of baseball, dolls teach about Indians, traffic lights in Canada, Buddy the bear is a good citizen, and kids planting trees are the stories this week. This one is rather slim, the rest have more content, including book clubs!