When the winds blow, let kindness and compassion grow

When the winds blow, let kindness and compassion grow
By School Zone Staff
September 15, 2017 — In the face of back-to-back natural disasters, with their resulting high waters, big winds, and widespread loss and destruction, the world can feel overwhelming right now for kids and adults alike. However, grown-ups have words, resources, and experiences to draw on that little ones don’t.

Labor Day road trips offer great, dip-toes-back-into-schoolwork time

Labor Day road trips offer great, dip-toes-back-into-schoolwork time
By School Zone Staff
September 1, 2017 — Make marvelous memories over the long weekend AND get kids primed and prepped for a new school year by plugging them into creative learning apps and gifting them with colorful flash cards and workbooks.

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.

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