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More than just information or entertainment: reading expands empathy

More than just information or entertainment: reading expands empathy
By School Zone Staff
July 26, 2019 — We know that avid readers tend to be successful students. But evidence continues to build that reading can also create kinder, more sensitive and culturally aware people. While helping kids gear up for a new school year, it’s all the more reason to make reading part of their summertime wind-down and frequently-from-now-on routine.

Celebration of space exploration converges with summer reading themes for kids

Celebration of space exploration converges with summer reading themes for kids
By School Zone Staff
July 12, 2019 — We teach kids to reach for the stars. We tell them that achieving their goals begins with doing well in school. Reading is so important to that goal, and this summer launches great opportunities to get kids both reading and learning about the stars.

Pull kids into planning a sparkly, star-spangled birthday party

By School Zone Staff
June 28, 2019 — Fire up the grill and whip out the candles--and it will take lots--because it’s the United States’ 243rd birthday. Fireworks and crowds are the signature scenes for this sizzling summer holiday, but it can also be a low-key backyard gathering for family, friends, and neighbors that crackles with fun and hospitality.

Give a GoPro kind of adventure or a slo-mo measure of chill to Dad--his choice

Give a GoPro kind of adventure or a slo-mo measure of chill to Dad--his choice
By School Zone Staff
June 14, 2019 — In most kids’ minds, dads are trailblazers, superheroes, and all-star fixers and menders of broken toys and broken hearts. Celebrate that high-wattage wonderfulness this weekend!

As kids slide into summer mindset, help reduce their summer learning slide

As kids slide into summer mindset, help reduce their summer learning slide
By School Zone Staff
May 24, 2019 — It has multiple names—summer brain drain and summer slide are two common ones--but the phenomenon of academic skills getting lost and forgotten over the summer means kids take steps backward instead of forward. With a little thought and planning, it’s possible to maximize their summer fun and also help them hold on to what they’ve learned and even take it to the next level.

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