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Sorry Not Sorry

Picture this. You’re at the park.  A child walks up to your little one and joins in constructing the gravel mountain your child has been diligently working at for 15 minutes.  They make eye contact. Your sweet little angel swats at the joiner, unleashing tears streaming like Niagara Falls from those beautiful round eyes and parents run frantically over to… 

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 the $200 range and all guests can choose a piece… 

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 time span in life so you can imagine how hard… 

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 have the words to talk about the feelings and alas,… 

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 their young learners.  As an Early Childhood Advocate and toddler… 

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 away ensures an easier transition for your little one and… 

Taylor Heritage Park

The city of Taylor is home to a variety of family friendly venues including the beautiful Heritage Park.  This multipurpose space surrounds the Taylor Public Library on Pardee road, just north of Northline road in the heart of Taylor. The park has space enough for a few areas including an oval walking path with historic buildings and posts describing some… 

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