Making STEM colorful and real helps kids branch out

Making STEM colorful and real helps kids branch out
By School Zone Staff
February 17, 2017 — An ever-louder chorus of voices say, “It’s never too early to start “STEM ed.” For kids who seem to naturally love math, science, and all things tech, that’s a natural extension. But for others, it’s decidedly more of a reach.

Open kids’ hearts to sweet ideas for Valentine’s sharing, treats, and celebrations

Open kids’ hearts to sweet ideas for Valentine’s sharing, treats, and celebrations
By School Zone Staff
February 7, 2017 — Cupid’s arrow makes a beeline for the mushball in us all this time of year. Kids of every age roll their eyes at the silly sayings, rhymes, and riddles. What did the pencil say to the paper? I dot my i’s on you! What a great time to love on kids in extra special ways and also help them remember others.

Help kids turn winter blues and blahs into big, fun and learning hoorahs!

Help kids turn winter blues and blahs into big, fun and learning hoorahs!
By School Zone Staff
January 20, 2017 — The end of January means winter is officially just one-third done. Shy of the halfway mark, even for those who love the season, gray days can get old for both grown-ups and kids, and it seems that some parts of the country experience more than their share. Boost kids’ enthusiasm--and your own--by changing things up and getting creative.

Kids diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder often benefit from online games, activities

Kids diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder often benefit from online games, activities
By School Zone Staff
January 10, 2017 — The journey of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) for both those with the diagnosis and their families, is often marked by hard-won mile markers, winding turns, and unanticipated roadblocks. For many kids with ASD, online games can both free them from the pressure of social interaction and yet ironically, also help them develop social skills, as they sharpen other important abilities along the way.

Dealing with pint-sized picky eaters during holiday hubbub

Dealing with pint-sized picky eaters during holiday hubbub
By School Zone Staff
December 19, 2016 — With house guests and other company, disrupted wake-up and bedtime routines, and the sheer excitement of presents under the tree, it can be hard to make sure little ones are fueled up on more than just adrenaline and candy canes.

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