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CoverKids Winners 2017

You’ll soon see these 10 lucky southeast Michigan kids on the covers of Metro Parent magazine from June 2017 to May 2018. Meet all the winners here!

CoverKids Winners 2016

These southeast Michigan kids will be featured on the cover of Metro Parent magazine in 2016-17. Plus, meet our CoverKids grand prize winner!

Jamerson, September 2015 Metro Parent CoverKid – VIDEO

This Northville kid gussied up for our September story about raising a good guy. Find out what makes this 7-year-old a definite great dude in our eyes!

Leni, August 2015 Metro Parent CoverKid – VIDEO

At age 10, this Ann Arbor gal has personality and pluck to spare. She put both to work for our August cover story about old-time summer fun games for kids.

Sereen, July 2015 Metro Parent CoverKid – VIDEO

This Canton kid is definitely ready to party! Sereen, 6, captured the summer-fun vibe of our cover story all about outdoor places for a birthday shebang.

Cool Kid Bedrooms: 2015 Bedroom Trends for Kids' Rooms

We've learned how important it is for a child to have a say in how her bedroom looks. Now, we explore what the trends. Here's what the experts are seeing.

6 Tips for Hikers Visiting Zion National Park

Family hiking trips are great outdoor experiences for parents and kids alike. Here are tips on hiking at this beautiful Utah park.

Carter, June 2015 Metro Parent CoverKid, Grand Prize Winner

Meet this year's top CoverKid! Carter, (almost) 4, of Dearborn Heights won some great MESP prizes and illustrated our cover story about kids' rooms.

Tips on Exotic Animals as Pets, Going Back to Work After Baby, Motor City Comic Con and Other Southeast Michigan Events

The May 2015 issue of Metro Parent also covers mom cave ideas from West Elm Birmingham and Leon and Lulu, Slow Roll Detroit and Goldfish Swim School's safety advice.

Holden, May 2015 Metro Parent CoverKids – VIDEO

Bravest CoverKid ever? That honor might go to this 10-year-old from Romeo. He hung out with snakes, sugar gliders, tarantulas and more for our May cover.

Kate and Eleanor, April 2015 Metro Parent CoverKids – VIDEO

This dynamic duo chatted it up for our cover story about the art of conversation and kids! Meet Kate, 7, of Birmingham and Eleanor, 4, of Royal Oak.

Sophia, March 2015 Metro Parent CoverKid – VIDEO

Find out how our 'super sensitive' cover girl cried on command, and get to know this vivacious Dearborn Heights 8-year-old little actress a bit better.
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Letterboxing in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor for Families

Here's everything you need to know to get started on this unique, kid-friendly pastime. Plus, check the roundup for a few spots for letterboxing for kids.

The Pros and Cons of Exotic Pets for Kids

Thinking of expanding your family with mice, snakes or geckos? A local pet store owner weighs in on the pros and cons of exotic pets; plus things for families to consider before purchasing.

Ways to Celebrate Earth Day from Home

Earth Day is right around the corner. Take care of Mother Earth and celebrate Earth Day from home with one of these fun and green activities.

How to Get Your Child to Sleep Without a Nightlight

Is your child refusing to sleep in the dark? Two experts shed some light on how to get your child to sleep without a nightlight.

ASMR and Kids: What is It, and What are the Pros and Cons?

YouTube has exploded with videos of people whispering, rustling buttons and even eating pickles – all to elicit a calm feeling. Can ASMR and kids be a good mix?