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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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2017 Fire Station Open Houses Around Kalamazoo & Fire Safety Prevention Month

  October is National Fire Prevention Month. From Fire Station Open Houses to events with a focus on fire prevention education, there are numerous opportunities around Kalamazoo for families to learn about fire safety. These are such fun events, especially for the younger kiddos. Plus, it’s a great opportunity to meet those who serve in our community and thank them for their service. (Please note: event dates
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11 Boat Experiences Around Michigan To Top Off Your Summer Fun

You may not be able to sail the high seas, but right here in West and Southwest Michigan there are many exciting ways to take to the waters. Whether it’s cruising Lake Michigan on a historic tall ship, traveling down a scenic river on a paddleboat, or exploring the history of a WWII ship, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to explore boats of all kinds.
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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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Fun Tours With Kids Around Michigan

  Summer offers a wonderful time to get out and explore everything that our area, and Michigan, has to offer. One of the most fun things to do is take a tour, and learn a little bit about our state, our food, our city, and our past. Most of these have been done by a KzooKids writer and are highly recommended, and the rest
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Notable News: W.K. Kellogg Farm’s Pasture Dairy Center Open House on June 13

Visit the W.K. Kellogg Farm’s free Pasture Dairy Center Open House on June 13 from 4 – 8 p.m. to celebrate 90 years since W.K. Kellogg deeded the Farm’s land to MSU. W.K. Kellogg intended the Farm to “operate under the most modern system of farm management”, and visitors are invited to learn all about farming technology at this open house while enjoying family-friendly
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Help! There’s a Dinosaur Lover in My House, What Do I Do?

  Roar! Stomp! Our children love to pretend to be dinosaurs, to discover them, and they learn how to say the long names of them often before they can say a complete sentence. If you have a dinosaur lover in the house, or maybe you are one yourself, there are so many opportunities both near and far to learn and discover these fascinating reptiles!
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Notable News: Dinosaurs are Coming to the Kalamazoo Valley Museum This Summer!

  Photo: Triceratops with young from Dinosaur Discovery   *Information for this article is from a Press Release provided by the Kalamazoo Valley Museum.  Dinosaurs are coming to the Kalamazoo Valley Museum this summer! “Although dinosaurs went extinct 66 million years ago, you can still adventure through this exhibit and see dinosaurs come alive through the use of animatronic creatures,” said Kalamazoo Valley Museum
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Horseback Riding Lessons Around The Kalamazoo Area

Horses are gentle animals and riding them can be both fun and educational. Does your child ask for riding lessons every time you drive past a riding stable or farm?  If so, below are a few suggestions on places that offer horse riding lessons and/or camps around the Kalamazoo area. This guide updated as of April 2017.   Horseback Riding Lessons   True Vine
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Guide To Gymnastics Classes Around Kalamazoo-2017

This guide is brought to you by Branch Gymnastics. At Branch Gymnastics it’s our privilege to have the opportunity to work with your child. Our staff is selected on their ability to interact and communicate with children, love of children, and professional ethics. With passion, energy, and enthusiasm we provide a positive, fun and nurturing learning environment for your child.  We have gyms located
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