Ask any kid and they should be able to tell you exactly how many days away his or her birthday is, especially when it gets close. When the big day comes, kids have high expectations of cakes, candles, a big gathering of friends, and a mountain of presents.

This month’s writing prompt is all about birthdays. Take a walk down memory lane and share some of your favorite birthday memories.

-What was your best birthday?
-How old were you?
-Who was there?
-What made it special?

But not all kids get to have special birthday memories. For children in the developing world, their birthday is just another day, with little chance of being noticed or celebrated. Encourage your readers to go to and sponsor a child using the birthday search. Make this the best birthday ever for one child!