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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.

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:

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