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Are Playdates Necessary? Child Development Expert Weighs In

An Ann Arbor-area early childhood education professor says kids need social opportunities, but how it happens is flexible. Are playdates necessary, in your opinion?

4 Easy Ways to Host a Virtual Play Date

Are you canceling a play date due to COVID-19 quarantines? Get your kids the socialization they need from your home with one of these ways to host a virtual play date.

Why I Hate Playdates: Being an Overprotective Parent in a Playdate Society

When you don't trust anyone to be as protective as you are, these social 'musts' can be a nightmare. That's why this local mom says, 'I hate playdates.'
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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?