Parent Zone

A blog for teachers and parents to share stories and great ideas to inspire young minds to explore the world around them.
  • Lettuce Turnip the Beet – ideas to get kids or students interested in gardening (and healthy eating)!

    Friday August 12, 2016 | Posted in Biology, Chores, Gardening, Picky Eating

    As a parent of a busy 2.5 yr-old boy, I’m becoming a very skilled negotiator and field commander for the typical terrible two battle grounds. (And I’m loving the challenge!) The latest battle ground is picky eating. He wasn’t a picky eater when he was in the pureed food stage – except for mushed avocado- he was having no part of it… Photo: William showing *slight* disdain at the...

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  • 57 places you gotta see before you’re 12!

    Friday August 12, 2016 | Posted in Biology, Exploration, Museums, Nature

    Do you and your family members (or students) love adventure? There’s nothing like the thrill of discovering new places. If you complete this list of places to see and explore you will have gained a collection of incredible experiences, a lot of fun new discoveries, amazing memories, and many great stories to tell your friends (oh yes, and pics for instagram and snapchat!) Along the way, you might just...

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