January 24, 2022

Lansing Area Littles Blog Articles

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Looking for a last-minute gift idea?

Give the gift that won’t wear out, get broken, or be too small! Music lessons at Okemos Music Academy!  Sign up now for music lessons or purchase a gift certificate for a loved one and save $59!  If you’re searching for a unique gift for Christmas this year we can help.  We teach piano, guitar, …

Winter Night Walks

It’s the time of year in Michigan where kids are getting restless, daylight is less and less everyday, and many parents are stressed as we prepare for upcoming school breaks and a busy holiday season for some of us.  I don’t know about you, but the ease of summer and fall outdoor time changes come …

Best Local Spots for Hot Chocolate in Greater Lansing

December 13th is National Cocoa Day. Now that’s something to celebrate!  A steamy cup of hot cocoa is the perfect way to warm up after being outside in the cold. I think my kids go outside in the winter specifically so they get hot chocolate when they come in 😉  If you’re looking for a …

6 Places to Cut Your Own Tree in Greater Lansing

Looking for a place to cut your own Christmas tree in the Greater Lansing area? One of my favorite childhood Holiday memories is the smell of a real tree. It’s one of the traditions that’s important to me to continue. My husband disagrees but every year (after a little grumbling 😉) we end up at …

Thankful Turkey Craft

Not only is this a fun craft, it gets your Little thinking about what they are thankful for and opens up some really great conversations. Supplies: Empty toilet paper roll 5 pieces of different colored construction paper 2 googly eyes 1 piece of orange construction paper glue stick Instructions: Cut a feather shape out of …

Mosaic Turkey Craft

This little gobbler is an easy and fun way to celebrate Thanksgiving with Littles. Plus, you may have all the supplies at your house! Supplies: Paper Plate with the bottom 1/4 cut off Multi-colored tissue paper cut into squares Brown construction paper cut into a circle (for the turkey’s head) Small triangle cut out of …

Rainbow Turkey Sort

I know it isn’t St. Patrick’s Day, but my daughters love rainbows and so do I.  Here is a colorful and fun activity to get your child’s cognitive skills working in an active and playful way as you head into Thanksgiving. Instructions: Begin by drawing a turkey body onto a large piece of white paper.  …

Supporting a Child With Dyslexia

Dyslexia is a language-based learning disorder, the complexity of which can feel overwhelming andfrustrating to both children and parents. There’s a myth that dyslexia is very uncommon. In reality, it’s estimated that dyslexia affects 5-10percent of the US population, with estimates as high as 17 percent! The University of Michigan’s DyslexiaHelp center mentions, “Smart and …

Cider, Donuts, Pumpkin Picking and More in Greater Lansing

Looking for pumpkin picking, Cider, hayrides, corn mazes and other Fall fun in the Lansing area?  Here are all the best places to find them in Greater Lansing!  Tag us in your pictures. We love to see your fun! *Some times hours and services change and we are not made aware. Please call or check …

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