To get preschoolers ready for kindergarten next fall, fire up a successful launch this winter

By School Zone Staff
January 3, 2020 — With holiday hub-bub wrapped up, the calendar flipped to a new year, and warm-weather distractions still in the distance, this is the perfect “season” to focus on getting preschoolers ready for kindergarten.

Keep the jingle in everyone’s bells by planning ahead for holiday travel

By School Zone Staff
December 12, 2019 — A few creative strategies can go pretty far in making sure the fa-la-la-la-la fun of seasonal travel avoids becoming the mournful “Are we there yet?” blues.

Make Black Friday preschool-beautiful: Put little ones on an exciting new learning path

Make Black Friday preschool-beautiful: Put little ones on an exciting new learning path
By School Zone Staff
November 26, 2019 — Traditionally the biggest deal-hunting day of the year, Black Friday can be chaotic. Some love the high-stim adrenaline, but if you are looking for a year-round bargain, loaded with learning, where for one price every child in the family has access, then check out Anywhere Teacher and its many features. No fuss. No lines!

For a great Thanksgiving: Make sure kids get their gratitude gobble on!

For a great Thanksgiving: Make sure kids get their gratitude gobble on!
By School Zone Staff
November 15, 2019 — Keeping the “thanks” in Thanksgiving can be the most beautiful part of the holiday, sweeter than fruit pie and more filling than an entire feast. After all, a wise but anonymous person once said, “Gratitude turns what we have into enough.”

Turn the clock back an hour and do some catching up with the kids and their feelings

Turn the clock back an hour and do some catching up with the kids and their feelings
By School Zone Staff
November 1, 2019 — With the hub-bub and sugar rush of Halloween now past and the “big” holiday season just gaining traction, it’s a good time to evaluate where kids stand. Some may be experiencing a mid-semester slump, while others may be hitting their stride. And life is busy. Sports seasons are well underway. For schools on 9-week quarters, the first report card may still be fresh in mind. Friend dramas may be unfolding (with new chapters daily!). As the days continue growing shorter, some kids, just like adults, may be vulnerable to seasonal affective disorder (SAD).

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