Before going back to school, accelerate family time for Family Fun Month

Before going back to school, accelerate family time for Family Fun Month
By School Zone Staff
August 15, 2017 — August is Family Fun Month, and with the month half over and school starting soon, it’s time to step up your game! Pull everyone together and wring out the last drops of summer with a game (or maybe a few!) and some adventures, too.

Higher learning: look up in August for sparkling lessons in the sky

Higher learning: look up in August for sparkling lessons in the sky
By School Zone Staff
August 1, 2017 — With summer winding down, this month offers excellent opportunities for kids and grown-ups alike to look up, learn, and marvel. August offers two exciting celestial events, the first an annual one, the other, potentially once in a lifetime.  

Hit the beach running: carve out fun and science lessons in the sand

Hit the beach running:  carve out fun and science lessons in the sand
By School Zone Staff
July 21, 2017 — The sky is blue, the forecast is hot and sunny. It’s beach time! Pack up the kids, coolers, and gear (including waterproof, high-SPF sunscreen), and be prepared to burn calories and teach cool stuff. Share how sand is “made” and then make things with it! Dig holes, sculpt castles, or play games. It’s all good.

Parades and pyrotechnics with a heaping helping of patriotism mark 4th festivities

Parades and pyrotechnics with a heaping helping of patriotism mark 4th festivities
By School Zone Staff
June 30, 2017 — Across the U.S., in small towns and large, beaches and cordoned-off streets, parks and camprounds, family and friends will gather this July 4 to watch parades, reunite for news and hugs, and marvel at fireworks. With sizzling grills and open hearts, we will celebrate some of the best and most joyful traditions our nation offers. Why not thread a little history into the party?

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.

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