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Keeping kids learning over the summer will be more important than ever

Keeping kids learning over the summer will be more important than ever
By Your Friends at School Zone
May 13, 2020 — When life feels two parts question mark and one part chaos, it’s good to remember the words of English novelist Margaret Drabble, who said, “When nothing is sure, everything is possible.” OK, maybe not everything. Right now, in most parts of the country we can’t throw a party. Our kids are not doing play dates or sleepovers. Even many warm-weather staples such as summer camp and music festivals continue to be cancelled, partly due to the planning and prep required and partly due to the logistics of social distancing.

Greening up: Let spring bring learning, light, and laughter

Greening up: Let spring bring learning, light, and laughter
By Your Friends at School Zone
April 28, 2020 — Buds are bursting, birds are migrating, and the days are growing warmer and longer. There is no “shelter in place” order for nature. It’s all-systems-go, so help kids enjoy and explore this beautiful seasonal show!

Ready, set, go: Help kids productively burn energy during stay-at-home orders

Ready, set, go: Help kids productively burn energy during stay-at-home orders
By Your Friends at School Zone
April 14, 2020 — What adult hasn’t marveled at a child zipping around at electrifying speed and said, “Don’t you wish you could bottle that?” referring to their energy. Their power supply seems infinite.

What? Me, a homeschool parent? What do I do next?

What? Me, a homeschool parent? What do I do next?
By Your Friends at School Zone
March 31, 2020 — Children thrive on structure and routine. That is always true, but it becomes even more essential when the rhythms and patterns of family life change abruptly and dramatically. According to the 3/27 edition of Education Week, “School closures due to coronavirus have impacted at least 124,000 U.S. public and private schools and affected at least 55.1 million students.”

Helping kids learn, live, and love in a time of disruption

Helping kids learn, live, and love in a time of disruption
By Your Friends at School Zone
March 24, 2020 — We are all living a chapter in history that most of us never anticipated. But kids are curious, resilient, and almost always up for an adventure as long as we wrap them in love and reassurance.

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