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The answer to March 7 Facebook Trivia is...

The answer to March 7 Facebook Trivia is...
By School Zone Staff
March 7, 2014 — Welcome, Facebook friends, to the Think Big Blog. Here's the answer... A violin belongs in the string ‘family’. A flute belongs in the woodwind ‘family’. Which family do sleigh bells belong with?  Answer - Percussion  

Plant the idea of spring, even as the snow flies

Plant the idea of spring, even as the snow flies
By School Zone Staff
March 3, 2014 — Granted, in many parts of the U.S., winter’s icy fingers keep tap, tap, tapping at the window. But one of these days in the not-so-distant future, it really will be spring. Really. Until its much-anticipated appearance, help kids--and grown-ups, too--jump-start the season with color, crafts, and creativity.

Unstructured play needs a comeback

Unstructured play needs a comeback
By School Zone Staff
February 24, 2014 — Once upon a time, children made forts out of sheets draped over chairs, staged impromptu theatrical productions, and just stretched out on the grass, gazing into the treetops. They did this on their own. It was their idea, they were not on the clock, and no one was keeping score. Today, we see much less unstructured play. However, professionals and casual observers alike are deeming it a loss that needs reversal.

Beat the winter blues with Arctic educational activities

By School Zone Staff
February 19, 2014 — Looking for activities for your kids this winter season? Check out these educational crafts that will help teach your child about the Arctic. From animals, to the Northern Lights, to the science behind snow, these activities will take your children on an exploration trip to the Arctic. Printable Arctic Animals

Valentine's Day fun facts for kids

Valentine's Day fun facts for kids
By School Zone Staff
February 10, 2014 — Decorating the annual valentine mail box and writing valentines for everyone in the class is fun, but does your child know the facts of Valentine’s Day? Historical Facts

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