Help kindergartners excel now, get ready and stay ready for next step

Help kindergartners excel now, get ready and stay ready for next step
By Becky Perry
March 29, 2021 — There’s only so much time in a day! What can children do who are learning virtually from home, or need to do a little extra work after school? What about kids who are going to be doing some work over the summer to prevent the “summer slide” of academics? Activity kits and workbooks are perfect for these scenarios and more!

Start a great new springtime story: Challenge kids to a “reading challenge”

 Start a great new springtime story: Challenge kids to a “reading challenge”
By Your Friends at School Zone
February 24, 2021 — It’s a big month! March Madness. First official day of spring. Time change. National Reading Month. Take special note of that last one because books can change a child’s life, and reading challenges, whether DIY or hosted by schools and libraries, are a great way to encourage a deeper dive.

Take Random Acts of Kindness Day/Week to the next level with kids: keep kind in mind all the time

By Your Friends at School Zone
February 12, 2021 — With this year’s theme of “Explore the Good,” Random Acts of Kindness Week fittingly began on Valentine’s Day. A designated day mid-week to focus on doing good deeds “just because,” is a great time to open kids’ hearts to the power and joy of all-the-time kindness.

Two time-tested tactics become trends: teach kids phonics and get them outside

Two time-tested tactics become trends: teach kids phonics and get them outside
By Your Friends at School Zone
February 1, 2021 — We know almost instinctively that experiencing nature is good for kids in so many ways and that reading, unlike speaking, doesn’t just happen, starting at a particular age or developmental stage. Yet history shows that what we “know” can get replaced by the “new.” Until we discover important connections are missing.

As a new year begins, help kids sustain the learning momentum and fill in possible gaps

As a new year begins, help kids sustain the learning momentum and fill in possible gaps
By Your Friends at School Zone
January 8, 2021 — Just one short year ago, the idea of little ones starting kindergarten online was largely unthinkable, and for most of us, “zoom” was simply another word for moving quickly. A virulent virus has shown just how creative, resilient, and adaptable we and our kids can be. A new year, with its promise of new possibilities, is a good time to put a plan into play for fun, effective, supplemental learning strategies.

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