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Let Us Introduce Ourselves!

    Let us introduce ourselves… we are KZOOkids.com. We are new and just getting started! KZOOkids is more than just a website… we’re a community! Making Parents Happy! Driven by real moms and dads in the area, our goal is to make you happy. Let KZOOkids help you find things to do with your family in the Greater Kalamazoo area! Click through the
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Parenting Groups and Playgroups

    One of the first things that I did when I had my son was to join an active playgroup in Kalamazoo/Portage. I loved getting together with other parents when my son was young just to get out of the house and have some grown-up conversation. Now that my son is older, I’ve developed some great relationships with other moms and dads that
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Our Local Library Storytimes-Making Reading Fun!

Did you know that we have many library storytime offerings around Kalamazoo, Portage, Richland, Comstock and more for kids under five year olds old?  Through the range of interesting picture books, finger play, music, crafts, poetry, and sometimes even puppetry, our local librarians pull out all of the stops to make library storytime fun. Many librarians believe that early literacy skills are important to
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KALAMAZOO and PORTAGE Area Preschool Guide – 2014

This year’s preschool guide is brought to you by our title sponsor – Kalamazoo Country Day School. We thank them for support of our preschool guide.  Kalamazoo Area Preschools Are Enrolling NOW for Fall   Did you know that many preschools start their enrollments in January and February for the next school year? We’re here to help you research options for preschool for your little
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Kalamazoo/Portage Preschool Open Houses for Early 2014

    After we got such an overwhelming response on our Facebook page from area moms and dads regarding preschool information, we decided to put together a listing of Preschool Open Houses.  This is a great opportunity to check out the preschool of your choice and get more information. There are some preschools that do not have a scheduled Open House. If that is
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New Year’s Eve Fun Around Kalamazoo

      Still coming up short for some ideas for New Year’s Eve to do with the kiddos? Try one of these fun-filled events both parents and children can enjoy. Consider… New Year’s Eve Family Fun Around Kalamazoo Celebrate with New Year’s Fest in Downtown Kalamazoo from 5 pm to 1 am.   Kalamazoo tradition, New Year’s Fest brings the community together for a night of fun-filled
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30 Kalamazoo Christmas Break Ideas – 2013

Yes, Christmas break is right around the corner. If you’re not heading out of town here are some great options for Christmas break fun with your kids in and around Kalamazoo.     Take advantage of the Kalamazoo Valley Museum Holiday Happenings -Make a Joyful Noise or the Winter Discovery Program at the KNC. Ice Skating at Millennium Park, Wings Stadium, or at Lawson Ice Areana at WMU.
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Indoor Play Guide

    Are you looking for a good place to go with your kids in Kalamazoo or Portage when you can’t be outside. Here’s some places that we’ll be heading to when it rainy or snowy. Check over our list and let us know if you have any indoor play places that aren’t on the list.   Air Zoo The Air Zoo is a
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Babysitter Guide

    Who can ever have enough sitters?  Its good idea to keep your babysitter list updated – you never know when you might need her or him.  If you are looking for a new sitter, here are some resources to help you find a babysitter in Kalamazoo or Southwest Michigan. 1) Word of mouth – getting referrals from friends and family is a great way to
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