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Kidsday: One Direction products are hot

One Direction is still sitting on the top of the charts in the music business, and now they're hitting the stores with all sorts of great collectibles.

The five band members -- Harry, Zayn, Niall, Louis and Liam -- are in stores on posters, jewelry, CDs, trivia books, dolls, T-shirts and magazines.

They've been stars since they released their first CD, "Up All Night." One Direction products can be found at stores including Kohl's, Walmart, Target, Toys R Us and Claire's.

One popular item is the One Direction Girl Talk board game (Hasbro). To play, you take turns picking cards. If the card has a question, you quickly pass it to the person on your left so they can read the question to you, but there are Do You Dare cards, and that can lead to a lot of fun! We think kids will love this game, especially if they like 1D.

As you can see, there are many One Direction products, and you better hold onto them for the memories!

Spring training fever

Baseball fans, do you know what spring training is? Of course, you do! It is our favorite part of the year because the Major League Baseball players are getting ready for a new season. Spring training starts in February, when pitchers and catchers report. Spring training is a chance for professional baseball teams to practice for the major-league season. They all want to make it to the World Series, but only two teams will. The San Francisco Giants won the World Series two times in the last three years, and the St. Louis Cardinals won it in 2011.

It seems like a long time since the New York Yankees won, but they did win it all in 2009. A lot of kids in our class are hoping the Yankees or the Mets will make it to the World Series this year.

Our favorite players are Justin Verlander of the Detroit Tigers, Derek Jeter of the Yankees and Carlos Beltran of the Cardinals. We are looking forward to the new season and hoping our favorite teams win.

--Kidsday Reporters Anthony Aquilano, Vincent Kreyling and James Rezza

Our forgiveness poll

Have you ever had an argument so bad that you don't know what to do? We asked 166 kids in grades four and five which is harder to do: forgive someone or say you are sorry?

Here are our results:

Forgiving someone: 34

Saying you're sorry: 43

Neither is hard: 59

Both are hard: 30

We think kids in our school don't like to fight because most of them felt that forgiving someone for doing something to them is not hard, and saying you're sorry is easy if it means keeping a friendship.

--Kidsday Reporters Christian Cannavina, Anthony Curran and Jaden Winston

CLASS OF THE WEEK: Barbara Feder-Murdock, Jennifer Higgins and Ronell Press's fourth-grade class, JOHN H. WEST SCHOOL, Bethpage

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