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Groundhog Day is coming!

Groundhog Day is coming!

Not many creatures can boast about having their own day, but the Groundhog (Marmota monax) can!  How did this member of the rodent group get its own day?  The answer is due to the Groundhog’s unusual habit of ‘waking up early’ from hibernation. Groundhogs are rodents, and just like their squirrel cousins, can climb trees.(…)

Trekking for Tracks – A Winter Time Family Activity

Trekking for Tracks – A Winter Time Family Activity

Guest blog post by Kristen Marks, Centerville Washington Township Parks District       Hopefully the winter season does not have you feeling cooped up!  If it does, there is a fun way to get out and about and see who else is out and about!  No, I’m not talking about seeing your friend at(…)

What Daddy Did Today – A Father’s Bedtime Story

What Daddy Did Today – A Father’s Bedtime Story

What exactly does Daddy do when he leaves the house each day?  Maybe he’s slaying dragons or flying a space ship to the moon?  Walter Wally brings to life fun and adventure in his first published book.  What Daddy Did Today is an enchanting book with fantastic illustrations. From an author inspired by Shel Silverstein(…)

Little Pim Fun With Languages

Little Pim Fun With Languages

Guest review post by Gwen M., Mother to 3 year old Paul and 14 month old Libbie We recently had the opportunity to check out and review a copy of the Little Pim language DVDs. According to the Quick Guide included with the DVD, research has shown that young children are able to learn more(…)

How to Choose a Preschool Program for Your Child

How to Choose a Preschool Program for Your Child

Guest Blog Post by Christina Miller, Director, A Great Start Preschool     First you must determine, are you interested in a part-time PRESCHOOL program, or a full time DAYCARE program (to provide care for your child while parent is at work, school, etc)?  Many people do not know the difference, and use the two(…)

Why I homeschool

Why I homeschool

Guest Blog Post by Heather Schultz   When people hear that I’m homeschooling the statements that follow are usually something like, “Wow!  Are you crazy?”  “That’s great but I could never do that!”  “What do you do for socialization?”  or “And you have how many kids?”   To which I answer, “Yes, some days I am(…)