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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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Start Building Now

By Cathy Chesher / Halloween is over and you still have candy left. What can you do with it, besides the obvious? How about using some (or all) of it to decorate a gingerbread house for the Adrian Public Library’s annual gingerbread house contest. Not only is this a great way to uses leftover candy…

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Who is to Blame for ‘Dumb Dressing’?

By Rhaea Miller / Having entered that-which-is-ordinarily-a-spring month, I understand everyone’s excitement to get this winter over and done with.  We have been in a deep freeze for so long, my kids are all pretty sure we are never going to see grass again. That being said, there is a certain refined quality that comes…

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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…

Striving for health

Creating a healthy lifestyle is a big issue in our country, not only for adults, but for our children. Rates of obesity among people have grown over the past couple of decades at frightening speeds. As a daycare provider, I recognize the importance of providing healthy food and activities for the children in my care.…

Beat the Winter Blahs

Along with winter comes those icky blahs and cabin fever. Why not do something fun and educational with your youngster without spending a dime or going on an expensive road trip?  (We all know how those gas prices are beginning to hit our wallets again.) Take a trip without even leaving your house. All you…