Help kids stock up on kindness, boundaries, and personal problem-solving skills

Help kids stock up on kindness, boundaries, and personal problem-solving skills
By School Zone Staff
August 20, 2019 — New school shoes? Check. Enough tees and leggings? Check. Notebooks and (maybe) Chromebooks? Check. Kids definitely need to be well-provisioned for school, but also be sure to supply them with tools for social situations.

Summer wind-down: Helping kids unknot their first-day-of-school or back-to-school nerves

Summer wind-down: Helping kids unknot their first-day-of-school or back-to-school nerves
By School Zone Staff
August 9, 2019 — Whether a little one is heading off to school for the very first time or an older child is starting a new year, anticipating the Big Event can produce anxiety. Give them tools for coping with their fears. It’s as important as filling their backpack with supplies and even more portable!

More than just information or entertainment: reading expands empathy

More than just information or entertainment: reading expands empathy
By School Zone Staff
July 26, 2019 — We know that avid readers tend to be successful students. But evidence continues to build that reading can also create kinder, more sensitive and culturally aware people. While helping kids gear up for a new school year, it’s all the more reason to make reading part of their summertime wind-down and frequently-from-now-on routine.

Celebration of space exploration converges with summer reading themes for kids

Celebration of space exploration converges with summer reading themes for kids
By School Zone Staff
July 12, 2019 — We teach kids to reach for the stars. We tell them that achieving their goals begins with doing well in school. Reading is so important to that goal, and this summer launches great opportunities to get kids both reading and learning about the stars.

Pull kids into planning a sparkly, star-spangled birthday party

By School Zone Staff
June 28, 2019 — Fire up the grill and whip out the candles--and it will take lots--because it’s the United States’ 243rd birthday. Fireworks and crowds are the signature scenes for this sizzling summer holiday, but it can also be a low-key backyard gathering for family, friends, and neighbors that crackles with fun and hospitality.

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