• Gymnastics

Gymnastics Classes for Kids Around Kalamazoo

May 16th, 2019|Comments Off on Gymnastics Classes for Kids Around Kalamazoo

Gymnastics and Tumbling Guide for Kalamazoo No doubt about it, gymnastics gives kids an early fitness foundation. Summersaulting off the furniture, balance walking along the curb, or making a bee-line for the monkey bars [...]

  • Toddler Parks

10+ Toddler-Friendly Playgrounds Around Kalamazoo

April 4th, 2019|Comments Off on 10+ Toddler-Friendly Playgrounds Around Kalamazoo

Little Kids Play Hard Toddlers are always keeping us on our toes, and most parents spend our time chasing after them as they test our limits. Wouldn't it be great to know that there [...]

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Ultimate Kalamazoo Area Spring Break Activity Planner

March 30th, 2019|Comments Off on Ultimate Kalamazoo Area Spring Break Activity Planner

Spring Break Staycation Fun around Kalamazoo After surviving record low temperatures (hello, polar vortex!) and ice storms, you may have wondered if winter was ever going to end. Have no fear: Spring Break is [...]

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Kalamazoo Summer Camps Guide for 2019

March 25th, 2019|Comments Off on Kalamazoo Summer Camps Guide for 2019

Summer Camps in Kalamazoo and Southwest Michigan School might not be out for summer vacation yet, but it is not too early to begin planning your summer! When making summer plans, why not include [...]

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15 Rainy Day Activities for Kalamazoo Kids

March 11th, 2019|Comments Off on 15 Rainy Day Activities for Kalamazoo Kids

Beat the Rainy Day Blues in Kalamazoo It's raining, it's pouring... When the weather doesn't cooperate, that means it's time to discover all of the fun indoor options that will keep the kids entertained [...]

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Michigan Children’s Museums Worth Exploring

March 7th, 2019|Comments Off on Michigan Children’s Museums Worth Exploring

Inspire Big Imaginations Can I hit the rewind button and go back to my childhood for a minute? I have a bit of museum exploration to do. It turns out, I don't have to [...]

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Kalamazoo Spring Break Camps and Classes – 2019

February 22nd, 2019|Comments Off on Kalamazoo Spring Break Camps and Classes – 2019

Spring Fun Without Leaving Home Get out those sunglasses, and bust out the short-sleeve t-shirts, Spring Break is around the corner. If your family is planning to stay local for Spring Break the first [...]

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Big List of Dance Classes Around Kalamazoo

February 20th, 2019|Comments Off on Big List of Dance Classes Around Kalamazoo

Fortunately for Kalamazoo, the community offers a wide variety of dance classes, ranging from 18 months to 18 years, for boys and girls. These classes offer opportunities for social growth and creative expression. This guide is full of options, whether your child's interest is ballet, tap, hip hop, jazz or modern dance, or something in between. 

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Cooking Classes for All Ages Around Kalamazoo

January 24th, 2019|Comments Off on Cooking Classes for All Ages Around Kalamazoo

Let's Get Cooking Cereal for dinner again? For many parents, cooking can be a chore. Many of us make the same meals on a regular basis, rarely venturing outside of our culinary comfort zones. Add [...]

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Indoor Water Parks in Michigan

January 9th, 2019|Comments Off on Indoor Water Parks in Michigan

15 + Water Park Getaways Within Driving Distance of Kalamazoo Wet and wild fun is on the agenda when you visit an indoor water park. And, the weather won't spoil a planned trip at [...]

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15+ Ideas for Snow Day Activities and Games

November 28th, 2018|Comments Off on 15+ Ideas for Snow Day Activities and Games

Baby, It's Cold Outside... They've built the snowman, now what? Snow days can be fun if the snow is light and fluffy, and the temperature is warm enough to handle playing outside. Other times [...]

  • Kalamazoo Indoor Play Guide

25 Places to Play Indoors around Kalamazoo

November 20th, 2018|Comments Off on 25 Places to Play Indoors around Kalamazoo

Whether it's rain, snow or just too cold, when the weather outside is "frightful," visit one of these great kids indoor play places around the Kalamazoo area. We have compiled a list of some of [...]

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Parenting and Play Groups Around Kalamazoo

October 29th, 2018|Comments Off on Parenting and Play Groups Around Kalamazoo

Finding Your Village Where do you find “mom friends?” As kids, we had soccer practices, story times, and recess to make friends. However, as adults, there is no easy equivalent to make those connections. [...]

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Dental Chair With Care at Portage Pediatric Dentistry

October 8th, 2018|Comments Off on Dental Chair With Care at Portage Pediatric Dentistry

Less Fear and More Fun from the Moment You Walk In Let's face it, parents and caregivers know kids aren't generally thrilled to visit the dentist, but thanks to Dr. Jody and the [...]

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What’s New at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum?

September 26th, 2018|Comments Off on What’s New at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum?

A Virtual Rotating Door of Exhibits and Entertainment The Kalamazoo Valley Museum is a family favorite in Kalamazoo. With interactive and immersive exhibits covering 60,000 square feet of innovative, learning space what better [...]

  • Indoor Play Out of Town

Favorite Indoor Play Places Outside of Kalamazoo

August 22nd, 2018|Comments Off on Favorite Indoor Play Places Outside of Kalamazoo

When Farther Away, Kids Still Want to Play! Kalamazoo is so much fun, all on its own! But sometimes a family outing finds you elsewhere in Michigan and it's fun to discover indoor play [...]

  • homeschool

Kalamazoo Area Homeschool Resource Guide

August 8th, 2018|Comments Off on Kalamazoo Area Homeschool Resource Guide

Homeschool - Full of Opportunities Homeschooling is on the rise. Whether you are a homeschooling veteran, just starting out, or contemplating homeschooling, the Kalamazoo area has an astounding array of support groups, classes, and [...]

  • Outer Space Play

Blast Off! Space Fun for Kids in Kalamazoo and Beyond

July 26th, 2018|Comments Off on Blast Off! Space Fun for Kids in Kalamazoo and Beyond

Space Exploration and Fun Ideas for Future Astronomers  Children love to build rocket ships, stare in wonder at Saturn, and pretend to be astronauts. Even us parents can’t help but gaze in awe at [...]

Water Fun in Southwest Michigan

July 17th, 2018|Comments Off on Water Fun in Southwest Michigan

This post is brought to you by AppleTree & Gilden Woods Early Care and Preschool. Our K-Prep Preschool Program establishes a solid educational foundation for the future. We offer hands-on learning that enhances academic, [...]

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Get Outside and Play: The BEST Parks & Playgrounds Around Kalamazoo

June 19th, 2018|Comments Off on Get Outside and Play: The BEST Parks & Playgrounds Around Kalamazoo

Favorite Parks & Playgrounds Around Kalamazoo With options such as splash pads, beaches, small slides, sand boxes, trails and other innovative play structures, there is no shortage of outdoor family fun around Kalamazoo. This park [...]

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Bounce House Fun – Rental Options around Kalamazoo

May 24th, 2018|Comments Off on Bounce House Fun – Rental Options around Kalamazoo

'Tis the season - the season for outdoor play, parties and fun! The kids will be bouncing off the walls with an inflatable for a birthday party, neighborhood block party or simply an afternoon [...]

Ten Family Game Night Games You’ve Never Played But Need To

April 19th, 2018|Comments Off on Ten Family Game Night Games You’ve Never Played But Need To

 Ten Board Games to Level Up Family Game Night Move over movie night, family game night is back! Game night used to be about Chutes and Ladders, The Game of Life and Monopoly, however, [...]

FREE Museum Admission to Kingman Museum

April 18th, 2018|Comments Off on FREE Museum Admission to Kingman Museum

Looking for some free, weekend fun? Gather the family and friends and head out to explore the Kingman Museum in Battle Creek. Better yet, it doesn't have to drain your wallet! Did you know [...]

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

October 4th, 2017|Comments Off on 2017 Fire Station Open Houses Around Kalamazoo & Fire Safety Prevention Month

  by Robin B 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. [...]

Plan a Visit to the Kaleidoscope Garden at Leila Arboretum in Battle Creek

July 26th, 2017|Comments Off on Plan a Visit to the Kaleidoscope Garden at Leila Arboretum in Battle Creek

Kaleidoscope Garden 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 [...]

Let’s Go Tubing! Places to Go Tubing Around SW Michigan

July 18th, 2017|Comments Off on Let’s Go Tubing! Places to Go Tubing Around SW Michigan

by Marina H   Are you looking for a new fun and exciting adventure this summer? Summer tubing may just be the adventure that you’re looking for. We’ve got several great summer tubing options in [...]

Help! There’s a Dinosaur Lover in My House, What Do I Do?

June 1st, 2017|Comments Off on Help! There’s a Dinosaur Lover in My House, What Do I Do?

by Julie S   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 [...]

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Get Artsy: Art Classes for Kids

December 29th, 2016|Comments Off on Get Artsy: Art Classes for Kids

Do your children enjoy sculpting with Play-Doh, coloring and creating? We are lucky to live in a city that supports the arts! Including our very own Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, there are many opportunities [...]

Fire Station Open Houses Around Kalamazoo & Fire Safety Prevention Month

October 4th, 2016|Comments Off on Fire Station Open Houses Around Kalamazoo & Fire Safety Prevention Month

by Robin B October is National Fire Prevention Month. From Fire Station Open Houses to events with a focus on fire prevention education, there are numerous opportunities for kids and families to attend one of the following events [...]

Great Baseball Clinics Offered By The Kalamazoo Growlers

June 23rd, 2016|Comments Off on Great Baseball Clinics Offered By The Kalamazoo Growlers

[note] This is a sponsored post brought to you by our friends at the Kalamazoo Growlers. [/note] If you’re looking for affordable family fun, the place to be this summer is the Kalamazoo Growlers. For the [...]

Places To Find Rides For Kids Near Kalamazoo

August 17th, 2015|Comments Off on Places To Find Rides For Kids Near Kalamazoo

by Julie S   County Fair season is upon us and they always do a great job of catering to little kids. Short of taking your child all the way to Cedar Point or waiting [...]

Fire Safety Prevention Month & Fire Station Open Houses

October 1st, 2014|Comments Off on Fire Safety Prevention Month & Fire Station Open Houses

October is National Fire Prevention Month. From Fire Station Open Houses to events with a focus on fire prevention education, there are numerous opportunities for kids and families to attend one of the following events and learn about [...]