Get playin’, get cookin’, get movin’, get kids winter-happy and plugged into fun!

Get playin’, get cookin’, get movin’, get kids winter-happy and plugged into fun!
By School Zone Staff
January 19, 2018 — Are you wishing that hibernation could be a people thing? Have you forgotten what the kids look like without a device or game controller in hand? Then it’s time to thaw out your creativity and step up your family’s January game!

January brings reboot possibilities at school, MLK Day offers many lessons to build on

January brings reboot possibilities at school,  MLK Day offers many lessons to build on
By School Zone Staff
January 4, 2018 — As an “Arctic outbreak,” to use the Weather Channel’s term, ushers in the new year with record low temperatures and heavy snow in many parts of the U.S., most kids are heading back to school. January, a virtual halfway point in the K-12 academic year, is an excellent time to make a plan for improvement. And MLK Jr. Day, midway through the month, can help kids warm up to the idea of just how much one person can change the world.

Let clever, ultra-easy, affordable, super-useful, last-minute gift ideas surprise and delight

Let clever, ultra-easy, affordable, super-useful, last-minute gift ideas surprise and delight
By School Zone Staff
December 22, 2017 — It’s less than 72 hours from the Big Unwrapping, and you suddenly think of a neighbor, teacher, friends or helpful parent who needs a gift. Or maybe the under-the-tree landscape is calling for a “something else.” The malls are packed, your creativity well has run dry, and your bank card is overheated. Cool options are still within reach.

Let the yule rule be sweet traditions: unwrap more than stuff this Christmas

Let the yule rule be sweet traditions: unwrap more than stuff this Christmas
By School Zone Staff
December 8, 2017 — Welcome back Rudolph, Frosty, and the Grinch! Pull out and dust off (or maybe download?) Home Alone, The Santa Clause (any of the trilogy!) or possibly A Christmas Story. How about Dickens made cute: Mickey’s Christmas Carol or The Muppet Christmas Carol? Cuddle up with the kids, and feel nostalgia drift down like a gently shaken snow globe, as you watch old favorites through “new eyes.”

Let post-Tgiving shopping frenzy merge into Giving Tuesday

Let post-Tgiving shopping frenzy merge into Giving Tuesday
By School Zone Staff
November 21, 2017 — Isn’t it interesting that Thanksgiving, a day originally set aside to focus on being grateful for what we have, has become pinned to a few days of trying to have more? Granted, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday do offer ways to get started on discounted holiday gifts and on Saturday, to support not just small but local. Still, the sum of these days when combined with Giving Tuesday, can add up to so much more than “stuff.”

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