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Help keep kids calm and entertained during holiday errands

Help keep kids calm and entertained during holiday errands
By School Zone Staff
December 13, 2013 — ‘Tis the season when even grown-ups tend to feel under-funded and over-committed. Kids, amid vibrating with excitement and expectation, can also get overwhelmed, and act out accordingly. Jean Lawrence, a Phoenix-based medical journalist writing for WebMD, refers to the “gimmes,” the sugar meltdowns, and the “are we there yets?” that go hand-in-hand with the holidays.

Interested in the Little Scholar tablet but have some questions?

Interested in the Little Scholar tablet but have some questions?
By School Zone Staff
December 3, 2013 — We’re excited to announce that our new children’s educational tablet, Little Scholar®, is officially on sale! If you’re considering the tablet, or already bought it and have some questions, look for the answers in our FAQs below:

In the spirit of the season, teach kids gratitude

In the spirit of the season, teach kids gratitude
By School Zone Staff
November 26, 2013 — A child’s heart and mind are naturally focused on “me.” It’s up to us, as parents, to help channel those thoughts and feelings outward. As Charlotte Latvala, writing for Parents.com on gratitude and little ones, says, “Sure, thankful children are more polite and pleasant to be around, but there's more to it than that.” She quotes Barbara B. Lewis, author of What Do You Stand For?

3 Kid-Friendly Volunteer Activities

3 Kid-Friendly Volunteer Activities
By School Zone Staff
November 19, 2013 — Looking for ways to get your kids in the Thanksgiving spirit this November? Show them that volunteering can be a great way to make friends and learn a few things – while having fun. Check out these kid-friendly volunteer opportunities: 1. Visit a nursing home: Many older adults love being around kids, and your children will enjoy the opportunity to play games and have story time with a few new friends. Contact a local elder care facility to learn about their visitation hours and policies.

Over the river and through the maze

Over the river and through the maze
By School Zone Staff
November 7, 2013 — Make the Thanksgiving trip to Grandma’s an even more amazing experience. Print out a holiday maze and let kids help a pilgrim boy and girl reach a steaming pumpkin pie. In the U.S. President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed the first “official” Thanksgiving holiday in 1863 during the Civil War. Kids in the U.S. might find it interesting that their Canadian neighbors to the north celebrate their Thanksgiving—also a national holiday--on the second Monday of October.

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