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Insider Tips for Your Next Visit to the Children’s Garden at Meijer Gardens

HOW THE LOCALS DO MEIJER GARDENS WITH KIDS If you’ve been in Grand Rapids for long, or are thinking about visiting, you’ve probably heard about Frederik Meijer Gardens. If you
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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
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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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Treasured Toddler Play Spots for $10 or Less around Grand Rapids

If you have toddlers at home, you know that it’s great to find new and interesting things to do that don’t break the bank. We’ve put together a list of some
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Teen Volunteer Opportunities Around Grand Rapids

Give Your Teen a Chance to Share Their Energy and Compassion A great way to teach teens about responsibility is through volunteering. It’s usually less stringent than a part-time job
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West Michigan’s Favorite Beaches Revealed

*This post was originally written by Jennifer B and was updated for 2015.* MICHIGAN IS THE ULTIMATE BEACH STATE We are spoiled in West Michigan. Our backyard has mile after mile
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Junior Golf Programs Around Grand Rapids

Golf is a great activity for kids. It teaches patience, focus, respect and problem solving–all skills that will benefit them long after they’ve walked off the course. And it’s an activity that
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Are Your Kids Wild about Wild Kratts? We’ve Got a Ticket Discount for You!

Watch the Wild Kratts Save the Day-Live! The creature adventuring duo Chris and Martin Kratt are headed to Grand Rapids, and we have discounted ticket information for our readers! Wild
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Charter and Private Schools Offering Young 5’s in GR and Suburbs

Places to Find Young 5’s Now that Many Public Schools Don’t Offer It Enrollment has already started for most young 5’s programs, and for some they’ve already filled up! Don’t
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The Big Preschool Question

The 2015-2106 Preschool Year is … Right Around the Corner?? I feel like school just started and yet I already need to plan for the next school year for my
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New Year’s Eve Fun For Kids in Grand Rapids – 2014

Get Ready to Ring in 2015! Show your kids how to welcome in the New Year with a bang! There are several local options for bidding a happy goodbye to 2014. And
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Where Kids Eat Free or Cheap in Grand Rapids

*This article was last updated on 4/17/2015 KIDS EAT FREE IN GRAND RAPIDS OFFERS CHANGE OFTEN – PLEASE CHECK! We’ve researched restaurants in the Grand Rapids area that offer free
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Halloween & Harvest Round UP 2014 – Huge List of Kids’ Events in West MI

Are you ready for a howling good time? Get your little pumpkins suited up in their costumes because Halloween fun is upon us, West Michigan! Our comprehensive guide covers both ongoing
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HAYRIDES, FESTIVALS, APPLES & MORE – Autumn Activities Guide for Grand Rapids 2014

Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall! Though I’m sad to see summer go, I’m excited for all that autumn has to offer! From apple picking to pumpkin patches to craft fairs and more,
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Where To Get Back to School Haircuts Around Grand Rapids

  TAME THOSE SUMMER LOCKS …and get ready for school! Our list of reader recommended salons and barber shops contains prices and phone numbers for your convenience. Some comments from
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