Put family game night on the calendar and tally up the positives

Put family game night on the calendar and tally up the positives
By School Zone Staff
August 14, 2018 — The pace is accelerating, and the calendar is filling up with school orientation events, shopping and play dates, practices, games, and other extracurricular events. And that’s just schedules for the kids! Regularly setting aside family time—game night, for example—seems just about impossible, which suggests exactly why it’s so important!

Turn the page on a great new school year and chapter in your child’s learning story

Turn the page on a great new school year and chapter in your child’s learning story
By School Zone Staff
August 2, 2018 — While many schools in the U.S. start right after Labor Day, others go back in August. Either way, the countdown is starting. It comes with suspense, anticipation, and maybe a touch of anxiety for both kids and parents. A little thought and planning, along with genuine enthusiasm, can help make it sensational.

Keep kids learning in summer for succeeding in fall

Keep kids learning in summer for succeeding in fall
By School Zone Staff
July 17, 2018 — Summer brain drain. Summer learning loss. Summer slide. Whatever you call it, important skills and concepts learned during the school year are slipping away during the long, hot, splish-splashing days of summer. Catch them quick before anymore evaporate!

Fire up a star-spangled holiday by telling stories, talking history and freedom with kids

Fire up a star-spangled holiday by telling stories, talking history and freedom with kids
By School Zone Staff
June 29, 2018 — What does it mean in your home, in your family, to be an American? Have you ever talked about it? With so much in the news about immigration policy, including lots of tearful images of kids and families, why not let Independence Day spark discussion.

Dazzle well-deserving dads on their special day with gifts that shift into overdrive

Dazzle well-deserving dads on their special day with gifts that shift into overdrive
By School Zone Staff
June 12, 2018 — Whether the dad in your family is as sporty as a Chevy Camaro, as rugged and adventurous as a Jeep Wrangler, or as buttoned-down as a Lexus sedan, power out of recognition ruts this Father’s Day, and jump on the fast track to fun.

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