Getting Inventive with Sports


COBBLESTONE Magazine February 2021. From surfing to snurfing and basketball to baseball gloves, inventive minds left their mark on sports.

COBBLESTONE Magazine is always a good sport about giving readers new perspectives into historical subjects, but this inventive edition looks at innovations in sports and games—from tennis to toe wrestling.


Starting with the first sports recorded around 776 B.C.E in Ancient Greece and traveling through time to looking at how we have revolutionized sports to be more inclusive, young readers will get a well-rounded deep dive into the history and evolution of athletics. Features include the history of basketball, the world of surfing (and snurfing), and the development of games that allow athletes with special needs to participate. And join in the games with activities that keep your young learners engaged while being educated.


Enjoy features including:


  • The Ball’s in Your Court by Will Bremen
  • Are You a Good Sport? by Nick D’Alto
  • Surfing in the USA by Cynthia Overbeck Bix
  • The Game of Basket Ball by Christine Graf
  • Gloves On! by Andrew Matthews
  • A Head for Invention and Fun by Laurie Lawlor
  • Let’s Go Snurfing! by Andrew Matthews
  • Finding Inspiration by Laurie Lawlor
  • Faster! Higher! Farther! by Sonja Cole
  • Queen of the Slopes: An Interview With Sarah Will by Emily Cambia

Regular features of COBBLESTONE magazine include: Did You Know, Going Global, Freeze Frame, Your Letters, Just for Fun, Dr. D’s Mystery Hero, Spotlight On…, Say What? and Cartoon Connection.