March is Reading Month!

By: Sarah Meikle/ With March being Reading Month, now is the perfect time to ask yourself as a parent; do I read aloud to my child enough? Reading aloud to your child is more than a great bonding experience. Children who are read to aloud get a head start in language and literacy skills. Preparing them for…

Parenting can be hard. Really hard!

By: Sarah Meikle/   Parenting can be hard. Really hard! I’m reminded of that each week. As parents we juggle pretty much everything like cleaning, cooking, laundry, baths, playtime and for some, work outside the home, too! As much as we love our children and wouldn’t change things for the world, at times it can…

Family Fun Summer Activities!

By: Sarah Meikle/   Summer is right around the corner! It’s time to start enjoying the outdoors. I have put together some ideas that you can start doing with your kids today that will make memories to last a lifetime!   Build a bird house. Many places like Lowes or home depot offer bird house…

Reading Aloud!

By:Sarah Meikle Reading aloud to your child is more then a great bonding experience. Children who are read to aloud get a head start in language and literacy skills. You are your child’s first and most important teacher, and it’s never to early to start adding reading into your daily routines. Did you know that what occurs during the first 5 years…

Playgroup is not just for kids!

By Michele Benjamin / We know the benefits that playgroups provide our children—peer socialization, new activities to learn and ideas to explore—but have you ever thought about what it can do for you? My family moved to Tecumseh in 2008 from Central Illinois, not knowing a soul in the area. Gulp. On top of that,…

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…