Continue celebrating September book events with books for all and books of all kinds

Continue celebrating September book events with books for all and books of all kinds
By Anywhere Teacher
September 19, 2016 — Over the years, along with going back to school, the month of September has become associated with a number of book- and reading-related events. Any day of the year is a great day to pick up a book or gift a child with one, but events dedicated to the importance of reading make extra great opportunities to spotlight literacy in your own home or someone else’s.

Read a book, share a book: Open an exciting new chapter in a child’s life

Read a book, share a book: Open an exciting new chapter in a child’s life
By School Zone Staff
September 7, 2016 — A love of reading helps ensure a happy ending to the story of school success and produces lifetime benefits. What better time than International Literacy Day, September 8, to consider gifting a child with a book that sparks curiosity and engages the imagination?

Labor Day is for play—and a little bit of playful, back-to-school work

Labor Day is for play—and a little bit of playful, back-to-school work
By School Zone Staff
August 25, 2016 — Labor Day originated to pay tribute to the American worker. The long holiday weekend that has sprung up around it, has become a last hurrah for summer playtime, with many families hitting the road to squeeze in one more round of fun. With schools starting right before or after Labor Day, it’s a great idea to help kids make good use of travel times, wait times, and down times, and get a jump on making this school year a success!

Kickstart kindergarten success: Help kids get ready, be thoughtful

Kickstart kindergarten success: Help kids get ready, be thoughtful
By School Zone Staff
August 16, 2016 — Whether it brings excitement, anxiety, or a natural mix of both, that First Day of School is almost here. For kindergartners in particular, it’s pretty momentous; after all, it involves crossing a threshold in more ways than one. Anticipate a few tears—both yours and theirs—and use these last few days to help prepare little ones for big changes.

Half past yesterday and quarter till tomorrow: Kids still need analog clock-reading skills

Half past yesterday and quarter till tomorrow: Kids still need analog clock-reading skills
By School Zone Staff
August 11, 2016 — Digital time display is hardly new. LED and LCD digital watches came on the scene in the ‘70s. However, with at-a-glance time displays on every cell phone and e-device, will today’s kids learn to “tell” time? It’s a bit like when parents feared that Velcro straps on shoes would delay—or even prevent—kids from learning to tie shoelaces. Most kids do learn to tie their shoes, and most will learn to read analog clocks. But giving them a hand in learning big hand/little hand time definitely helps.

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