Make Black Friday preschool-beautiful: Put little ones on an exciting new learning path

Make Black Friday preschool-beautiful: Put little ones on an exciting new learning path
By School Zone Staff
November 26, 2019 — Traditionally the biggest deal-hunting day of the year, Black Friday can be chaotic. Some love the high-stim adrenaline, but if you are looking for a year-round bargain, loaded with learning, where for one price every child in the family has access, then check out Anywhere Teacher and its many features. No fuss. No lines!

For a great Thanksgiving: Make sure kids get their gratitude gobble on!

For a great Thanksgiving: Make sure kids get their gratitude gobble on!
By School Zone Staff
November 15, 2019 — Keeping the “thanks” in Thanksgiving can be the most beautiful part of the holiday, sweeter than fruit pie and more filling than an entire feast. After all, a wise but anonymous person once said, “Gratitude turns what we have into enough.”

Turn the clock back an hour and do some catching up with the kids and their feelings

Turn the clock back an hour and do some catching up with the kids and their feelings
By School Zone Staff
November 1, 2019 — With the hub-bub and sugar rush of Halloween now past and the “big” holiday season just gaining traction, it’s a good time to evaluate where kids stand. Some may be experiencing a mid-semester slump, while others may be hitting their stride. And life is busy. Sports seasons are well underway. For schools on 9-week quarters, the first report card may still be fresh in mind. Friend dramas may be unfolding (with new chapters daily!). As the days continue growing shorter, some kids, just like adults, may be vulnerable to seasonal affective disorder (SAD).

Paint a sweet, safe Halloween with goodies galore and options that roar

By School Zone Staff
October 18, 2019 — Eerie or cheery, ghastly or ghostly, alarming or charming, whatever your kiddos are aiming for, Halloween’s a comin’ so it’s time to get creative. According to The Balance, Halloween retail spending last year hit the $9 billion mark, or “a record $86.79 per person, according to the National Retail Federation’s annual survey.” The article attributes this to Halloween being “a very affordable holiday” but also to consumer confidence being at a 10-year high.

Reading expands kids’ vocabulary and extends their opportunities

Reading expands kids’ vocabulary and extends their opportunities
By School Zone Staff
October 4, 2019 — Knowing lots of words really means having more ways to express ourselves and understand our world. What’s surprising is how many benefits a good vocabulary brings and how important reading is to building it. JRE Library published, “Benefits of Reading: Why You Should Read More,” which says, “The more you read, the more words you’ll be exposed to. Consistent exposure to new words, learning their meanings and seeing the context in which they’re used will increase your mental dictionary.”

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