A Preschooler’s Guide To Grand Rapids

This post made possible by AppleTree Early Care and Preschool. At AppleTree, children, 6 weeks to 12 years old, learn, play, and develop at their own pace and their unique abilities are discovered and nurtured by highly qualified teachers using research-based, developmentally appropriate curriculum.  Our highly-acclaimed programming fosters engaging, interactive learning that promotes Kindergarten Readiness and future school success.  Find the location nearest you and Tour Today! What Preschoolers Love to do in Grand Rapids Preschoolers are starting to enter into the world of school, but are not quite ready for all-day learning. That leaves a lot of partial days to fill up–considering they probably are moving out of nap time soon! As they’re starting to see the world differently they will enjoy more stimulating and learning-centered play. Check out some of my favorite ways to interact and play with
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West Michigan 4th of July Fireworks, Parades and More – 2015

How Will Your Family Spend Independence Day? WIth the holiday falling on a Saturday this year, there is plenty of opportunity to get out and celebrate our nation’s independence. Whether you are
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How to Stay (or Get) Fit this Summer – with Kids! – Mom with a Plan Series, Part Four – Ep 32


LISTEN TO EPISODE 32 Click the play button above or subscribe in iTunes or now, on STITCHER RADIO. THANKS TO OUR SPONSOR Explore the rich history of King Tut at
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Try a New Park! The Big List of Popular Playgrounds around West MI

**This article is made possible by the Academy of Music in Grand Rapids. The Academy of Music in Grand Rapids is West Michigan’s largest private music lesson school with state of the
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The Detroit Lions Isn’t Just for Grownups–Their Camps and Cub Club are Your Kid’s Dream

There are Lions in West Michigan Did you know the Detroit Lions offers summer football camps in West Michigan? I didn’t! Your little footballer can get his game on in one of
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