Author: Carissa Orr

Millward Park in Allen Park

Tucked inside an Allen Park neighborhood is a newly remodeled park that makes a great pitstop for children of any age.  Millward Park is located at 10401 Park Ave Allen Park, MI.  The best route to enter the park is two blocks north on Crescent Street, which runs right into...

Birthday Party Hot Spots in Wayne County

Looking for a Birthday party venue for your family and friends in Wayne County?  Look no further! This list will give you some ideas to plan a party perfect for you. Clayin’ Around Pottery Address: 6551 Allen Road Allen Park, MI 48101 Phone: 313-386-2529 Email: contact@clayinaroundpottery.com Party packages are in...

Three Ways to Help Your Toddler use their Power for Good

Toddlers have a growing sense of autonomy while still needing reassurance from a familiar caregiver.  They discover the world through their eyes, at their own pace and rarely within your time schedule. Between the ages of birth until three years of age, a child’s brain develops more than any other...

Hit Drums, Not People! Helping Your Child Get in Rhythm

We have all been to playdates, preschool classrooms and playgrounds where one or all children resort to hitting, swatting, pushing and eventually screaming. Emotional regulation is a developing skill in the early childhood years. Children’s brains learn through repeated opportunities to express themselves, as language is also evolving may not...

Worksheet Worries

Whether parents choose to homeschool or enroll in institutional methods of education, the pressure to academically prepare for what’s next is increasing year to year.  Buzzwords such as “Kindergarten readiness” coupled with the Third-Grade Reading Law signed by Governor Snyder this past October surely have many parents wondering how to ready...

Connecting with Parents

When families choose to use out of home care options, the need for bridging the school to home connection is the key to success. Whether you are leaving a child in friends and family care or choosing a licensed childcare program, being involved in your child’s day while you are...

Santa’s Annual Magic Forest in Taylor

The Junior League World Series is not the only fun that can be found in Taylor, Michigan!  This time of year, you can find Santa’s Magic Forest within Heritage Park, a hidden gem in the heart of Taylor.  Those looking to see Mr. and Mrs. Claus can stop in Fridays,...

‘Tis the Season at Greenfield Village!

The Henry Ford Greenfield Village Holiday Nights is a perfect way to get your family in the Christmas spirit this December.  With various warming and refreshment stations, come hungry and ready for a wintry night of family fun!  Holiday Nights welcomes all ages and as a toddler Mom, I am...

Silver Dolphin Board Books

In 2013, only 35% of 4th grade students in our country were reading proficiently and that number is still declining according to research by the National Assessment of Education Program.  Research consistently urges families to spend time reading with children from the time they’re in the womb.  Including children’s interests...

Peace Dragon Books for Children

According to data from the National Education Association, the more students read for fun on their own time, the higher their reading scores. These titles from award-winning author Linda Ragsdale are sure to engage young readers and keep them reading away all summer long!    This post contains Amazon Affiliate Links!...

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