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Let’s Get Moving

By Tricia Moyer-Fowler / In the winter especially it’s hard to think of things for children to do to burn off their energy and exercise. Here are some great ideas to get them moving! Visit a local playgroup! Check out Lenawee Child’s schedule on www.lisd.us/instructional-services/early-childhood-education/lenawees-child/ or www.lenaweegreatstart.org/local-resources/play-groups Have a snowball fight in the house using…

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Should Young Children Use Smartphones?

By Amy Williams / Everyone parent has their share of secrets when it comes to raising their kids. I am hesitant to confess this, but my “hush-hush” information is that I allow my young children to use my smartphone. Yes, I have heard the expert warnings and recommendations. But like anybody else, sometimes I need…

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International Games Day Saturday

by Cathy Chesher / More than one thousand libraries around the world, including the Adrian Public Library, will celebrate the 7th annual International Games Day @ your library on Saturday, November 15, 2014.  International Games Day is an annual celebration of games, play, libraries and learning run by volunteers from around the world and co-sponsored…

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Olympic Fun!

By Suzi West / The 2014 Winter Olympics begin on February 7th and continue until February 23rd with the Closing Ceremonies.  The Olympics definitely can be a fun family activity to watch, but you may want to try some other activities that get you and your family up and moving and take a break from…

You Are Invited

This post is from Lisa Eack, Lenawee Great Start Parent Liaison. As a member of the ‘Leaping in Lenawee’ Steering Committee, I’d like to extend a personal invitation for you and your family to attend the 2013 Leaping in Lenawee: Education Expo. The Expo will be held on March 23rd 2013 at the Adrian Mall…

Old-Fashioned Fun

My brother-in-law recently gave my son an Atari 2600.  For those of you too young to remember, it is an AWESOME video game system from the mid 1980’s.  Yes, folks, that is before the turn of the century.  This system had wood-look paneling, joysticks, and you had to screw it into the back of your…

Sunday Games

Love this Michigan weather!!  These past couple weeks have brought us every kind of day you could possibly imagine—cold and windy to sunny and warm. Never knowing what lies ahead, the boys and I have been opting for more indoor games to keep us busy, games we play as a family. My preschooler and I…

Using brains and bodies

Summer time does two things to my kids….it makes them either completely unable to think of a single thing to do, or it makes them superior in their creativity.  Here are several things my kids have come up with to beat the heat, and frankly, I find them to be genius alternatives to a boring…

Back to the basics

“Snow day!! No school!! ” Only a Superbowl victory could match this excitement!! I remember growing up how we would wait by  the radio all quiet listening to a static-y line of school closing rundowns waiting to hear our school’s name. And it never came!  Our school seemed to be the only school that never had a…

God Bless Chucky Cheese!

Boy is it hot!! Now that it’s getting much hotter outside, Ace and I have been looking for the cool spots to hang out at. With his limited attention span I had to think of something quick before this hot day turned into a hot mess!! The pool was packed and my funds were low,…