August Quick Links

Did you pick up the August 2020 issue of Metro Parent magazine? Here are the links we promised you could find on our website! Check them out and don’t forget to read the full issue, which is live now.

Flower Fields to Visit In Michigan as a Family

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Flower fields make for the perfect socially-distant spot to snap an Insta-worthy family pic. Check out these local spots including sunflowers, lavender and more.

Places to Grab a Slider in Southeast Michigan

Metro Detroit and the greater Ann Arbor area dish up delicious sliders perfect for the kids. Take a peek at our list of local slider burger restaurants.

Cool Places to Visit in Detroit with Kids 

person riding bike in Detroit

Looking for things to do in Detroit – or places to visit? Veer from Motown’s most popular spots to these family-pleasing cool Detroit attractions.

Must-See Weird Roadside Attractions in Michigan

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Road trip season is officially here! If you’re looking for something funky to see this year, check out some of these weird roadside attractions in Michigan.

Contests: Win Cool Stuff 

Three Cheetahs at the Toledo Zoo
Photo via the Toledo Zoo on Facebook

Enter all our contests for a chance to score tickets to the Toledo Zoo, a pair of blue light-cancelling glasses and more.

A Teacher’s Perspective on Reopening Schools This Fall 

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A local teacher who works with preschoolers from low income families shares her thoughts on reopening our schools during the coronavirus pandemic.

Metro Parent’s Instagram Scavenger Hunt Colorful hunt picture

We’ll provide you with a themed scavenger hunt list each week. Search for the items at home and tag us on Insta with photos from your hunt for a chance to be featured.

How to Tackle FOGO 

A young girl looking out closed blinds

FOGO, or the fear of going out, is a common worry for parents during the coronavirus pandemic. Here are some expert tips to keep calm as you start going out again.

Current CDC Vaccination Recommendations 

Girl getting a shot from her doctor

One important way to keep kids healthy is to follow the current CDC vaccine schedule for kids. Here’s the Centers for Disease Control’s 2020 guidelines.

Talking About Race 

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Today’s headlines and the Black Lives Matter movement make it clear: It’s more important now than ever to have healthy, ongoing conversations with our children about race and racism in our country. In this space, Metro Parent is focused on giving you resources, perspectives and advice to start creating change where it matters: right in your own home.

August Let’s Go

Cover of the August 2020 Let's Go Fun Guide on a pale green background

We’ve re-vamped our annual fun guide and broke it down into 12 individual freebies to fill your year with fun. Get the August download, now!

Watch This, Do That

Tiana with an arrow pointing to Mardi Gras masks
First image from The Princess and The Frog. Second image of Mardi Gras masks

Getting a little oversaturated by all that screen time in quarantine? We feel you. And we’ve got a solution! Pair favorite kids’ movies with some fun activities that encourage learning and screen-free fun in Metro Parent’s “Watch This, Do That” series.

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Submit Your Parenting Questions

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Illustration by Brent Mosser

Ever wonder why kids do this, that or the other? Submit your question to and we could answer it in an upcoming issue.

Events in Southeast Michigan

Looking for something fun to do this weekend and beyond? Check out our online events calendar! It’s full of in-person and virtual events for you to enjoy.

Submit your Parenting Dilemma

Need advice on a parenting problem? Submit your dilemma anonymously to and we’ll ask other parents what they think.

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Big Book of Schools 

On the search for a southeast Michigan school for your child? Metro Parent’s Big Book of Schools 2020-21 lists hundreds of public, private and charter schools in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor!

Over-The-Top Dessert Bars to Try Before Summer Ends

These crazy desserts served right here in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor are perfect for a hot summer’s day.