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School Zone debuts content-rich P-K-1 tablet; pre-ordering now underway

School Zone debuts content-rich P-K-1 tablet; pre-ordering now underway
By School Zone Staff
October 31, 2013 — Little Scholar®, a dynamic new tablet designed for early learners, is a perfect gift for the holidays. Bursting with great, custom content, this tablet is uniquely designed for children in preschool, kindergarten, and first grade! It’s packed with parent-trusted, teacher-approved activities, and as a self-contained device, Little Scholar requires no over-the-shoulder monitoring. Kids will have a blast mastering math, reading, spelling, and more. Parents can easily track their progress.

Halloween fun facts for kids

Halloween fun facts for kids
By School Zone Staff
October 22, 2013 — Did you know that the original jack-o-lantern wasn’t a pumpkin? And that Halloween dates back thousands of years? Play a guessing game with your kids to teach them about the Halloween facts below. They’ll love the secrets behind this spooky holiday:

3 educational fall crafts for kids

3 educational fall crafts for kids
By School Zone Staff
October 15, 2013 — Looking for educational activities for your kids this season? Check out these three educational fall crafts just for children. From autumn leaves, to apples, to skeletons, they will teach your kids about the fun of changing seasons and keep their minds active: 1. Leaf Hunt and Pictures (Ages 4-7)

Six apps, two free activities for Halloween learning fun

Six apps, two free activities for Halloween learning fun
By Tamara Lubic, Online Editor
October 10, 2013 — ‘Tis the season for ghouls and gremlins, glowing jack-o’-lanterns, creepy-crawlies, and things that go bump in the night. Fill it with teachable moments! Help the mummy find his way home in Halloween Mummy Maze. Unscramble words and match them to the correct pumpkin face, or find the missing costume hat in Halloween Fun. Pop them open, print them out! Or buy one of the charming, seasonal eBooks below for mobile devices, starting at 99 cents!

Making sure that app time is quality time

Making sure that app time is quality time
By Tamara Lubic, Online Editor
September 26, 2013 — Admit it. Even if you once vowed never to let TV be a babysitter, there probably came a day, maybe in the middle of fixing dinner, maybe when multiple members of the family were sick, maybe when the incessant refrain of “I’m bored” became too much, when you either channel-surfed or popped in a DVD and said, “Here. Watch this.” And you bought a half hour or even an hour of time to focus.

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