FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 25, 2012 ALDEN B. DOW MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND ART PRESENTS  BUILD IT BASH Meet Bob the Builder™! July 14, 2012 MIDLAND – Fun and learning are “under construction” when the Alden B. Dow Museum of Science and Art presents a special event as part of its Bob the Builder™ – […]

The Lesson Planning Mommy – Celebrating the 4th of July!

It’s the Fourth of the July, and although watching the fireworks is always a great way to celebrate, here are some more ideas for really getting the kiddos into the patriotic spirit! What We’re Reading: Corduroy’s Fourth of July Don Freeman (Creator) Lisa McCue (Illustrator)   Red, White, and Boom! Lee Wardlaw (Author) Huy Voun […]

Passport to Imagination

Free art classes? Geared toward children 3 and up, that will teach them about far-away lands, customs and even animals? Air-conditioned spot? Sounds right up any parents’ alley! It’s available right now in our Great Lakes Bay region! Called “Passport to Imagination”, our local Michael’s stores have created a program that provides fun events and […]

The Lesson Planning Mommy – April Showers

Spring is here, and I have many fun, springtime activities for you and your little sprout!  Have you ever wondered what to do with all of those plastic eggs leftover from Easter?  I have a solution that your kids will love!  I also have some indoor ideas to do when it’s raining.  They might just […]

The Lesson Planning Mommy – Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss

What We’re Reading: One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish, by Dr. Seuss Questions: Name two words that rhymed in the book. Answer: Many answers available, the whole book rhymes! On page 17, we see he has 11 fingers! How many fingers do we all have? Answer: Ten. On page 12, we learn that […]

The Lesson Planning Mommy – Happy Fathers’ Day!

Looking for some super cute and easy “Homemade” gifts and card ideas for Dad?  No need to look any further!  The Lesson Planning Mommy is here to make your life easier. What We’re Reading Fill In The Blank Cards Allowing your kids to fill in the blanks to prewritten sentences sometimes produces some pretty hilarious […]

The Lesson Planning Mommy – Happy Memorial Day!

Need some fun activities to keep your kiddos busy this long holiday weekend?  Check out the Lesson Planning Mommy for some red, white and blue activities, songs and snacks that will be a blast for your patriotic peeps! Songs: Memorial Day (sung to the tune of On Top of Old Smokey) Memorial Day, last Monday […]

The Lesson Plannung Mommy – Fun In The Sun!

Summer is here! For moms and dads – that means finding fun and stimulating activities to keep the kids busy throughout three school-free months.  If you’ve been looking for some creative ideas, here are some that we found, and want to share with you!  To find more ideas, a great place to start is Pinterest.com. Dive […]

Post Pregnancy Weight Loss

There are many factors that hinder weight loss post pregnancy, including stress, imbalance of pH and hormone levels, lack of sleep, and of course inadequate nutrition and exercise.  Because weight loss is often a struggle for women after having children, VFitness, an online fitness-consulting program, specializes in post pregnancy weight loss. All of the programs […]

Click Clack Moo: Cows That Type

This weekend, don’t miss your chance to ignite a spark and introduce your children to live theatre at the Midland Center for the Arts! “Click Clack Moo: Cows That Type” is a family-friendly show aimed at entertaining children with dancing, music and animal costumes galore! With actors ranging in age from 9 to 11, the […]