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When is the time for kids to start strength training?

When is the time for kids to start strength training?
By Shannon M. Mullally, PhD
April 2, 2014 — Are you watching the “March Madness” basketball games? I love it when the cameras show the parents of the players. It reminds me that these superb athletes at one point were children and it took a whole lot of work and support for them to be able to reach their full potential on the court. And part of that work undoubtedly included strength training. With so many kids active in sports at young ages in the US, how do parents decide it is the right time for their kids to start strength training?

Talking to babies and toddlers, sharing focus, shapes critical skills

Talking to babies and toddlers, sharing focus, shapes critical skills
By School Zone Staff
March 24, 2014 — Sure, we goo-goo and ga-ga at babies. We love to “talk” to them, right? And who among us doesn’t chit-chat and engage with our toddlers? Or do we? Do we do enough of it?

Ryan Seacrest and the future of education

Ryan Seacrest and the future of education
By Shannon M. Mullally, PhD
March 17, 2014 — I owe Ryan Seacrest an apology.

Inspire your child's learning with Bible-themed crafts and workbooks

Inspire your child's learning with Bible-themed crafts and workbooks
By School Zone Staff
March 12, 2014 — Inspire your children to dream and learn big this year with new workbooks from School Zone. The new Inspired Learning Series helps your child master early learning skills using Bible stories and pictures. Below are a few craft ideas that you can use with these Bible workbooks for Sunday school activities or at-home learning. Foam Noah’s Ark

Celebrating the telephone with a quick Fact Snack answer

Celebrating the telephone with a quick Fact Snack answer
By School Zone Staff
March 10, 2014 — For our Facebook visitors and others: The telephone was invented on this day in 1876. Do you know the name of the inventor of the telephone? It was: Alexander Graham Bell. March 10, 1876, was the day he uttered the words, "Mr. Watson -- come here -- I want to see you," into the newfangled instrument. Today’s phones would surely bedazzle Bell. Care to share a funny experience involving cell or landline?

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