Like regularly massaging the pituitary gland or applying for a fixed-rate mortgage on a tree house, getting a good education is an important part of growing up. Supplement scholastic prowess with today’s Groupon: For $20, you get $40 worth of flash cards, workbooks, and educational software from School Zone.
School Zone dishes out a multitude of colorful, brain-bolstering products designed by teachers using the latest pedagogical techniques to supplement classroom education. Mathematical flash cards such as Multiplication 0–12 ($2.99) help teething minds begin to crunch numbers, and Sight Words ($2.99) packs in 110 basic words to jumpstart reading skills and early careers in auctioneering. The big pencil-pal preschool software and workbook combo ($19.99) combines 320 educational pages with accessible CD software to assist tots with scholarly basics such as alphabet, numbers, colors, and the comparative anatomy of cloven-hoofed ungulates that go baaa. The super scholar four-pack ($34.99) achieves similar aims through four CDs of educational games to appeal to varying learning styles.
School Zone’s games, books, and software are ideal for children who are looking for a head start in their studies or an alternative to dated pedagogical techniques from a time when recess meant two hours of goat herding. At the forefront of educational technology, the company has authored one of Parents magazine’s Best Educational Apps for Kids.