Help kids pick up summertime STEAM and catch the creativity bug

Help kids pick up summertime STEAM and catch the creativity bug
By School Zone Staff
June 23, 2017 — Picasso said, “Every child is an artist,” and Albert Einstein is credited as saying, “Creativity is contagious. Pass it on.” With more relaxed schedules and the simmering, shimmering anticipation of summer, it’s an excellent season for making masterpieces—or simply playing around with ideas and materials in new ways, from new angles.

Score big points all around on Father’s Day with games for dads, kids, families

Score big points all around on Father’s Day with games for dads, kids, families
By School Zone Staff
June 9, 2017 — Along with a card, favorite meal or dessert, lots of hugs, and a shorter-than-usual honey-do list, why not celebrate Father’s Day (June 18) with something just about everyone loves? Games!

Reduce the fear factor of warm-weather insects with a few smart moves

Reduce the fear factor of warm-weather insects with a few smart moves
By School Zone Staff
May 23, 2017 — Hiking, camping, and yard work season is here. Unfortunately, flying, creeping, crawling, biting bugs are part of the great outdoors. Mosquitoes, ticks, and spiders can be icky, but a little education and a few precautions can reduce both fear and aggravation because getting outside is important.

Channel spring fever into creative outdoor learning fun

Channel spring fever into creative outdoor learning fun
By School Zone Staff
May 9, 2017 — It’s that squirmy, fidgety, gaze-out-the-window time of year. Spring fever strikes grown-ups, too, but this budding, blooming, blue-sky season can definitely make it harder to for kids to sit still and concentrate.

May: a magnificent month for celebrating mothers, teachers

May: a magnificent month for celebrating mothers, teachers
By School Zone Staff
April 25, 2017 — Moms (and dads, too) are their kids’ first and most influential teachers. On the flipside, classroom teachers often step into parenting shoes during their workday, channeling little ones’ energy, settling conflicts, and wiping away tears in between reading, writing, and ‘rithmetic lessons. So it makes perfect sense that National Education Association’s National Teacher’s Day and Mother’s Day are so close together (May 9 and 14 respectively), offering opportunities for mutual nods, props, and cross-celebrations.

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