Toddlers

Baby Playgroup at AADL (Ann Arbor District Library)

AADL Programming for Kids 5 and Under

The Ann Arbor District Library (AADL) offers many great programs for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. While the classes are offered year round, they offer a fun indoor activity during the winter months. They offer a baby playgroup session each weekday, preschool story time from Tuesday through Friday. There are several music and art programs that recur throughout the …

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Readers Recommend Classes for Preschoolers and Toddlers

Readers Recommend: Classes for Toddlers & Preschoolers

Last week on Facebook I shared a question from a reader who was looking for classes for their toddler or early preschooler. This is a great Reader Recommends topic since my daughter is far removed from the Toddler/Preschool Classes. My daughter is in 4th grade, so it has been 7 years since we considered toddler classes. Our readers have some great …

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Early Childhood Music Classes at EMU Community Music Academy

The Eastern Michigan University Community Music Academy offers Early Childhood Music classes for children from birth through 3 years and for 3-5 year olds with a parent.  Classes offer a rich musical environment with singing, movement, and instruments. Classes run from September 26 through November 21 (no class October 10). Class options are Monday evening or Saturday morning. We …

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Saline Celtic Festival Golf

Saline Celtic Festival Review & Deal for 2015

Last year my daughter and I attended the Saline Celtic Festival with my parents for the first time. I created the following video from our visit. Event Highlights We had a great time at the Saline Celtic Festival. We started by watching the jousting tournament. Then we moved on to the Wee Folks Island where my daughter …

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University of Michigan Museum of Natural History

Update: The University of Michigan Museum of Natural History is closed for 2018. They will reopen in stages through 2019. In the meantime, visit one of our Top Museums for Kids. Yesterday afternoon my daughter and I visited the University of Michigan Museum of Natural History. The museum has always been one of her favorites. …

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FestiFools 2015

FestiFools 2015 Review

FestiFools has been an annual tradition in Ann Arbor since 2007. Since FestiFools typically falls during Ann Arbor’s spring break, we haven’t been able to attend in previous years. Since we we weren’t traveling this year, it was the perfect chance for us to attend. We arrived around 3:40p and parked in the garage at Fourth and William. …

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The Perfect Time to Visit the Wasem Pumpkin Patch

The last several years we have gone both Apple and Pumpkin Picking at Wasem Fruit Farm. We usually make two trips since we prefer the earlier season apples before pumpkins are ready for picking. This year, we visited on a Saturday afternoon at the end of September for apples. Wasem was crowded that day, but we had better …

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AAHOM’s H2Oh! Is a Huge Hit!

“AWESOME! AWESOME!! AWESOME!!!” was my daughter’s exclamation as we entered the first floor of the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum yesterday where the new H2Oh! exhibit is located. Her eyes lit up with excitement as she ran around the different parts of the exhibit before pausing to play with any of it. On Friday, I shared information on …

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Breakfast with the Bunny at the Toledo Zoo Review

Disclaimer: The Toledo Zoo provided my daughter and I with tickets to attend Breakfast with the Bunny. All opinions are our own. This morning my daughter and I attended Breakfast with the Bunny at the Toledo Zoo. We had a great time and thought the event was very well run. Breakfast with the Bunny will …

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First Steps’ Jump Into Speech Program Expands with a Grant from AAPS Educational Foundation

The Jump Into Speech is a new program by Ann Arbor Rec & Ed’s First Steps Program. Jump Into Speech is a 7 week class designed for toddlers (age 15-24 months) and their parents. In the class parents learn strategies to support early language development while children learn better communication skills. The program has received …

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