Children are ready and eager for more—more action, information and adventure in their learning—and School Zone delivers, with exciting, multimedia educational products for preschool through sixth grade. Our products are created by educators.
 

The Anywhere Teacher Advantage

Designed for ages 2-8, this exciting, award-winning online learning destination connects kids with a huge variety of choices—books, games, videos, digital flash cards, games, music, interactive worksheets, printable activities and more, all in a safe, secure, ad-free environment that makes it worry-free for parents.

Anywhere Teacher has illustrated books and stories that use level-specific vocabulary words, repetition, and rhyming words, and short sentences to help children learn to read. It also features a wide range of activities that develop early math, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills. The website’s intuitive interface and menus make it remarkably easy to tailor activities to each child’s grade and ability level and to zero in on specific skills (colors, shapes, numbers, reading, math, and spelling proficiency). From Parent Mode, Mom and Dad can see how kids are progressing and which activities they are playing the most, and then if needed, make changes to the available content to encourage extra practice on particular skills.

As a subscription-based supplemental learning environment, for one low monthly rate, more than one child—each with a unique profile—can access it from different devices at the same time. A preschooler can practice ABCs in the kitchen with mom while a second grader works on spelling in the living room on a tablet. With each round of play and exploration little ones develop skills and confidence that help create a lifelong love of learning. It’s easy to navigate for both kids and parents and also really simple to subscribe or unsubscribe at any time.

Discover hours and hours of high-energy fun and learning. In addition to skills essential for school success, Anywhere Teacher cultivates “soft” skills that include healthy competition, collaboration, cooperation, and empathy. Kids even get reward tokens for spending in the Play Zone; the more they play and learn, the more they earn.

Let Anywhere Teacher build all-around excellence!

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The Workbook Advantage

Kids love color, characters, and “room” to play. School Zone workbooks deliver all that and so much more. More than 30 years ago the company responded to parents’ need for tools to help reinforce in-school learning. The first few workbooks sold out in six months, and the energy and momentum continue.

School Zone continues to design and offer workbooks with just the right blend of fun and challenge. Kids show it. Moms and dads know it.

One writes, “This is the best book ever, so much variation, really nice, creative, colorful pictures. My 5-year-old daughter does 2 to 3 different pages every day.” The applause is for School Zone’s Big First Grade workbook.

We update content based on new research rather than following fads or popular-but-pointless trends. Kids learn one skill and then move on to the next. For example, the math workbooks are based on national standards and principles. We get feedback that it works: “I bought this book to fill in our math curriculum gaps, and my 4-year-old loved it. It is easy to read too!!! I love all the colors and pictures.” The Word Problems 1-2 workbook.

Children love the workbooks’ bright colors and big variety. Parents appreciate their flexibility. Lives today are hectic. Many of our workbooks are take-anywhere size, and the larger ones (64-page+) have perforated pages ideal for using as individual worksheets. The workbooks have simple directions so kids can do most concepts themselves, yet also offer an ideal opportunity for parent-child interaction.

The School Zone Workbooks Advantage promises charming illustrations, a wide range of activities and approaches, and age- and skill-based sequential learning. It’s the best of timeless tradition in a contemporary format.

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The App Advantage

Your child needs help with math, spelling, reading, or other early educational concepts — and fast. You’ve come to the right place. They will get playful practice using their favorite, most familiar format! School Zone apps deliver “right now!” educational results with dozens of fun, engaging and entertaining titles. No trips to the store. No waiting for a package to arrive via snail mail. And, most importantly, no worrying about whether your purchase will, indeed, help your child.

School Zone has almost 40 years’ experience sending kids to the head of the class. A wide range of clever, creative apps provide you with easy-to-use content featuring audio instructions, on-screen guidance, and progress tracking.

What an adventure you will discover. Can you find the word kodkod? A combination of familiar and exotic words both reinforce and expand vocabulary, as players race against the clock in Word Search, available for Mac and Android.

Some apps benefit both kids and grown-ups. For example, check out the free strategy game Square-Off, available in Android and iOS. It helps with focus, cognitive development, spatial reasoning, and problem-solving skills. Square-Off is great for young learners and fun for all ages! Compete with a friend in two-player mode or play against a built-in opponent. Choose from three levels of play for added challenge.

Similarly, Memory Match (Android) can also be a good way for both kids adults to stimulate memory and “think fast” skills. Touch any tile, in 3 levels, to see what’s there, and then touch another tile to find a match. Try and remember what’s where for more matches. An added feature is a mystery picture concealed behind the game board. Each match uncovers part of it. Finishing the game reveals the whole picture! Names and scores get tracked in the Player Hall of Fame. Beat your last score with the next game, and move up in the ranking! See for yourself. Have fun learning!

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The Flash Card Advantage 

Why would Digital Age kids benefit from using flash cards? Because they offer a fun, fast, easy, time-tested way to memorize new information and apply important concepts. School Zone flash cards, in several unique formats, offer big learning power packed with near-endless possibilities.

Your child can use flash cards independently or with a friend. They are also a great way for parents to work with their kids and for siblings to help each other, turning learning into a family activity! Here’s what one parent observed about her daughters’ use of Colors, Shapes & More flash cards. “Our girls really love this set of flash cards. They play together. What our younger daughter does not know yet, our older daughter will help to teach her.”

School Zone flash cards have rounded corners for easy sorting, big, bold numbers, letters and images that are easy to read, and attention-getting bright colors that keep kids interested. The flash cards designed for younger ages help boost focus, concentration and eye-hand coordination, in addition to developing early language and number skills. A pleased parent noted that Picture Words flash cards open up multiple, creative activities: “The colors catch (my kids’) attention and we’ve made up so many games with them that they actually ask every day to play with them. I’ve recommended these to other parents.” School Zone’s flash cards for older kids help prepare them for speed drills and timed math and spelling tests at school.

Most flash card sets include a Parent Card with tips and instructions for using, plus an access code for a Golden Scholar Club free online gift of downloadable song, game, video or story book.

The School Zone flash card Advantage delivers terrific value and provides take-anywhere learning.

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The Start-to-Read Advantage

Effective early reading experiences have a positive impact on long-term, overall academic success and lifelong learning. School Zone’s Start to Read! Series maximizes a young child’s natural curiosity and love of amusing stories and characters.

According to a 2010 Fact Sheet published by the Center for the Study of Social Policy, “…68 percent of our nation’s 4th graders cannot read proficiently – a devastating statistic when research confirms that a child who is reading poorly in 4th grade is unlikely to graduate from high school.”

Research also shows time and again, the relationship between reading skills and writing skills. Developing readiness begins early—long before a child has fully made all the “connections” or acquired the focus and fine motor skills he or she will later need. The Start to Read! Early Reading Program was originally developed by educator and School Zone co-founder Dr. James Hoffman. The updated, sequence-based series, which consists of storybooks and complementary materials across three progressive reading levels, is designed to build a solid literary foundation for any child, while teaching kids that reading is fun.

In order to read successfully, children need to master a basic vocabulary of sight words and learn to sound out words. With beginning vocabulary, many basic sight words, clever rhymes, and a short sentence or two on each page, combined with relatable themes, the Start to Read! series is just right.

Watch the joy of one little learner as she proudly reads I Want a Pet, a Level 1 Start to Read! book: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGFUqzmaNiY

Available in multi-volume sets, as individual storybooks, book and companion music CD pairings, and downloads and read-along formats, the Start to Read! materials are both classic and contemporary.

One delighted mom writes about the Start to Read! 18-pack set: “My boys love that the stories are read on the CD with music. The CD is much better at animating the story as they read it than busy moms. It's nice to have the whole set at once because I don't have to worry about it now…”

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