Your Favorite Activities

By Suzi West / For a special project we are working on, we recently asked our LGSC Facebook followers to share their favorite activity to do with their child(ren) 5 and under. We were blown away with the number of responses! We decided to take all those great ideas and put them in a list…

September Back-To-School Food Ideas

Need some ideas for filling those lunchboxes or finding healthy snacks for after-school time? How about a batch of Lunchbox Muffins (from Melissa Clark of the NY Times), jam-packed with fruits and veggies but sweet and filling enough to be a hit with kids. Ingredients 1 & 1/8 cups whole-wheat pastry flour 1 teaspoon baking soda…

Ideas for Sensory Bins

By Tricia Fowler / Children learn best and retain the most when they engage their senses of taste, touch, sight, sound, and smell. Sensory play includes any activity that stimulates your young child’s senses, and this type of play helps children develop cognitively, linguistically, socially, emotionally, and physically. One easy way to engage a child’s…

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…

Chatted with your Partner Lately?

Suzi West, our newest Parent Liaison, has a great idea for couples to reconnect this week. Between work, school, playdates, laundry, doctor visits, sports, etc. there is rarely enough time for you and your partner-in-parenting to talk about daily routines in the house, let alone each other. So how about a date night out or…

Ideas and more ideas

I have recently discovered the website Pinterest. I have now spent way too much time perusing recipes, cute photos and craft ideas. For those of you still blissfully ignorant of this website, it is essentially a bulletin board of photos that people have “pinned” with comments for all to see. These photos link to the…

Mermaid School

When I was little, I wanted to grow up to be several things.  First, I wanted to be a mom.  Then an artist.  Somewhere around 7th grade I spent some time wanting to be an archaeologist, mainly because of Indiana Jones.  Then an artist again.  Ultimately, I went to school to become a journalist.  And…