Palmer Park Detroit, a 296 acre nature oasis, is home to a plethora of recreational opportunities including a new playground and splash pad.
Maybury Farm offers many opportunities to interact with their animals, as well as a play structure, hayrides, picnic areas, and a small lake.
It’s a tradition with many families in the Metro Detroit area – MUD DAY! A day to get muddy from your head to your toes! Wayne County Parks is hosting its 32nd annual MUD DAY at Nankin Mills Park in Westland. Kids ages 12 and younger are invited to play in the mud on Tuesday, July 9 from 11:00 AM… Read More »Mud Day at Nankin Mills Park in Westland
Beacon Elementary in Harper Woods, Michigan is refocusing students’ negative energy through a ‘focus room’ dedicated to helping students prone to outbursts. Staffed around the clock by two adults -“Mr. B” (Behavior Interventionist) and “Miss C” (Focus Room Director) with specialized training, the focus room gives students a place to step away from the classroom to not disrupt other students, take… Read More »Fostering Mindfulness in the Classroom
Cooking with your child can be fun and provide many opportunities to develop skills in math, literacy, language, and science. Children also develop self-confidence and healthy eating habits that will last a lifetime. Some areas of development that cooking promotes include: Language and communication-Children learn new vocabulary, increase language and promote early literacy. Children can tell you what they… Read More »Your Preschooler Can Cook!
It is winter once again in Michigan which means parents and caregivers are looking for ways to beat those indoor winter blues. Although it is dark and cold, exploring nature both indoors and out will help foster independence, promote active learning and engage children in creative activities! Get Dressed and Go Out! Getting dressed in all our winter gear… Read More »Time for Outdoor Play Even in the Winter Months!
Years ago, I found myself full of anxiety from the demands teaching in a public school kindergarten class brought. I often thought if I come to school with such stress and anxiety, what must my young students be feeling? That is when I was introduced to yoga for kids. It was a life-changing practice that I am so happy to… Read More »Creative Calm Down Strategies for Young Children
Dear Teacher, You may have noticed that your work is not easy. It’s extremely important. At such a dynamic stage of human-development it holds boundless possibilities. You are very integral to building the foundation of social and emotional health and capacity of the children in your care. And indeed, there are many joyful and rewarding moments that are so very… Read More »Self Care: It All Starts with You
As families begin to prepare for children heading back to school, for some this is their child’s first time attending “the big school.” Excitement about new things can also bring anxiousness about the unknown. Ask your child how s/he is feeling about going to kindergarten. If your child seems less than excited, reassure her it is okay to feel a certain… Read More »Ready or Not, Kindergarten Here They Come!
Canton’s Flodin Park is a 28.5-acre park located at 43399 Saltz Rd in Canton, Michigan. The splash park is open daily Memorial Day through Labor Day from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Flodin Park is host to a Baseball / Softball Diamond, Basketball Court, Creek, Nature Trails, Pedestrian Path, Playground, Pond, Splash Playground, Tennis Courts, Wetland Areas and Woodland Areas. Parking is really close to the splash pad area and playground… Read More »Flodin Park in Canton and Splash Pad