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Imagine That! Top Picks for Pretend Play Places For Kids in Southwest Michigan

Do you have children who want to wear their Wonder Woman costume or Astronaut costume every time you go to the store? Do you have princess tea parties or have little chefs constantly whipping you up souffles in their pretend kitchens? There are some great places in the Kalamazoo area and around to take you kids to engage their interests, let them have fun
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Santosha Wellness: What You Want To Know About The New Children’s Wellness Center

*This is a sponsored post brought to you by Santosha Wellness.   Santosha Wellness is Kalamazoo’s first children’s wellness center. Located directly off of US – 131 in Kalamazoo, Santosha Wellness gives the opportunity for Kalamazoo area parents to put their children’s health first.       Owned and operated by a pediatric occupational therapist with a great deal of experience in the field
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The Air Zoo: Five Fun Ways to Play!

The Air Zoo is one of our favorite field trips. No matter how many times we go, there is always something new to see, and something new to experience, and that’s not even counting the rides. Here are some of our favorite spots to check out while at the Air Zoo in Kalamazoo, and maybe one will become yours too! Five Fun Spots at
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FUN Options for a Rainy Halloween Around Kalamazoo

When it comes to planning your Halloween family festivities, relying on the weather is something we all should think twice about. Parents all over Michigan start to scramble when the weather forecaster tells us to prepare for rain, or even, perish the thought, a rain-snow mix! Here are some indoor Halloween events around Kalamazoo and other ideas to think about as you make your
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The Ultimate Kalamazoo Fall Bucket List – 50 Fun Things To Do This Fall With Kids

    The KZOOkids Fall Bucket List   Fall is here! Yes, it’s time to squeeze all of the fall family fun into just a few months. There are so many great activities and events to enjoy with family and friends. Here’s a great list of 50 activities for family fun. Enjoy the great fall season!     50 of Our Favorite Thing To
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Visitor’s Guide to Kalamazoo with Kids

“Yes, there really is a Kalamazoo!” If you are looking for a great place to take the kids, Kalamazoo is where it is at. Conveniently located between Chicago and Detroit, there are a ton of things to do with children of all ages. So whether you are on a return visit or embarking on a new excursion to Kalamazoo – check out our visitor’s guide of the
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Flick’s Family Film Festival Returns to Celebration! Cinema This Fall & EXCITING Updates at Celebration! Cinema Crossroads

  Who doesn’t love FREE or cheap movies? Celebration! Cinema! just release their Flick’s Family Film Festival and have set the schedule of movies for this fall. We love this family-friendly movie line-up and love the changes coming to Celebration! Cinema Crossroads this fall.   FREE MOVIES FOR KIDS FREE movies for kids 12 and under (and only $5 for all other guests! The
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Early Childhood Literacy: 5 Tips For Leading Kids to Love Reading

  As a Kindergarten teacher, I often have families ask me how they can help their children learn to be better readers or how to help their children enjoy reading more. Studies have shown that exposing children to books at a young age will help them become better readers when they enter elementary school. Follow these tips to help your child start down the
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Plan a Visit to the Kaleidoscope Garden at Leila Arboretum in Battle Creek

Leila Arboretum’s grounds are sprawling, but two of our favorite areas to visit within it is the unassuming Children’s Garden, now known as the Kaleidoscope Garden, and the Fantasy Forest nearby. Look for the colorful fence, you can’t miss it as you drive around. Admission is free on normal days, or by a small donation during events that range from dinosaurs to tea parties.
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10 Great Toddler-Friendly Parks Around Kalamazoo & Portage

  Now that the warm weather is here to stay, it’s time to get outside! Interested in exploring some of the area parks? We asked our Facebook followers to tell us their favorite toddler-friendly parks. Here is what you recommended to other parents: Here is what you recommended to other parents:   TODDLER-FRIENDLY AREA PARKS   (West Lake Nature Preserve)  1. West Lake Nature
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