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Help kids make math success a New Year’s resolution

Help kids make math success a New Year’s resolution
By School Zone Staff
December 31, 2013 — We learn to walk one step at a time. Our vocabulary—and stories—come together one word at a time. This is true of virtually every skill. We do not jump from novice to expert by skipping the steps in between. Yet when it comes to math education in the U.S., for several decades the path has been a bit jagged and fragmented. The lessons have been taught in strands, with conceptual connections not always threaded together. For example, algebra and geometry were long considered “high school math,” even though their building blocks came into play much sooner.

Kids and holiday travel equal recipe for creative diversion

 Kids and holiday travel equal recipe for creative diversion
By School Zone Staff
December 19, 2013 — No matter how many threats of “Santa won’t visit if you’re not good,” it’s really hard to keep little ones from getting antsy during time spent in planes, trains, and automobiles (or waiting for them) during the holidays.

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?

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