February 4, 2023

Lansing Area Littles Blog Articles

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Jurassic Quest Comes to Mason!

Jurassic Quest is the most exciting, interactive, and jaw dropping dinosaur event that is traveling around North America! Jurassic Quest features some sky scraping classics, the Spinosaurus, Giganotosaurus, and Tyrannosaurus Rex. Our newest addition to our exhibit, Ancient Oceans, includes some of the largest prehistoric marine creatures such as a 50 foot – long Megalodon…

Going back to school and changing up routines can be a huge challenge for families whose children have different needs and it can throw everyone into a little anxiety. Here are a few of my best tips to help everyone prepare! 1. Talk! Talk about school, what to expect and importantly how to react if…

Fashion for All

This month I’d like to explore adaptive clothing. Whether your child has physical, cognitive or social/emotional limitations many kiddos end up meeting new dietary challenges and many at one point or another need some sort of GI feed or supplement. Other reasons a child might be a good candidate for adaptive clothing include the need…

Strawberry Play-Dough

It’s the time of year for berry picking! One of my favorite ways to encourage expansion of concepts for our small children is to add sensory play into their day that builds on their experiences.  This is an easy peasy strawberry microwave playdough recipe that you can make together with your toddler or preschooler. It…

Grooming Without Boarders 

I’m  a momma of a child with sensory differences and that mean grooming is HARD! As challenging as it is for me I am lucky enough to be a licensed stylist and I hear from clients daily about their children’s grooming struggles. It occurs to be that most sensory struggles some of our kiddos have…

Local Music Academy Expands to Better Serve the Community

Grand Opening Celebration scheduled for Friday, June 10th is open to the public  Okemos, MI – Okemos Music Academy has moved to a big, beautiful, state of the art 4,000 square foot  building located at 2220 University Park Drive in Okemos. The public is invited to the grand opening  celebration scheduled for Friday, June 10th…

Sensory Activities for Kids of All Ages

 When I started to notice my daughter having some sensory differences I started to research how we could help her experience more textures and become more comfortable in her own skin. What I’ve found is that the trick is to start early, start small and make it fun! Here are a few of our favorite…

What Are You Doing for FUN this Summer?

Grab your spot for music lessons now, before the summer rush! We teach Piano, Guitar, Voice, Singing, Ukulele, Bass, Drums, Violin, and more in Okemos, near Dunkin’ Donuts! For more info, give us a call at (517) 664-1110 or email info@okemosmusicacademy.com. Or to go ahead and get signed up you can enroll directly on our…

April Ideas for Families Seeking Sensory Friendly Experiences.

Lansing area Littles is always striving to build an inclusive and vibrant community with information and resources for families of all shapes and sizes. When Amy asked me to consider writing a monthly article highlighting neurodivergent, special needs and other-abled families the answer was an immediate YES! I don’t know for sure how your family…

Spring Outdoor Play

Springtime is here. I know you are ready to get your kids outside and soaking up the sunshine. Suddenly you think you need to head out to grab the latest outdoor toys and you are sidetracked by looking up what the must haves are for outdoor play this season. Let me help make it easy…

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