Tagged: Wayne County

Fostering Mindfulness in the Classroom

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...

Your Preschooler Can Cook!

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...

Time for Outdoor Play Even in the Winter Months!

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...

Self Care: It All Starts with You

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...

Ready or Not, Kindergarten Here They Come!

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...

Sprayscape in Plymouth Township

The Sprayscape in Plymouth Township is located withinTownship Park at 46640 Ann Arbor Trail, just east of Beck Road. The Sprayscape is about 2600 square foot of cooling fun with 24 spray features.  Water Cannons, Horse Charger, Froggy-O, Daisy Mae, Water O’s and 12 ground sprays make this a great free...

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