Category Archives: babies

Bookstock 2017 – Metro Detroit’s Largest Used Book Sale

Bookstock 2017

Bookstock is Metro Detroit’s largest non-profit used book and media sale. It is held at Livonia’s Laurel Park Place which is a convenient drive from Ann Arbor. Proceeds from the sale benefit charitable literacy and education projects in metro Detroit. See the press release below for more details. METRO DETROIT’S BIGGEST AND BEST USED BOOK AND MEDIA SALE WHERE BARGAINS ABOUND! SUNDAY, […]

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Top 5 Places to Avoid the “Big Kid Invasion” During Spring Break

Top 5 Places to Avoid the "Big Kid Invasion" During Spring Break

When my daughter was a toddler or preschooler, I dreaded the weeks when the “big kids” were home from school and invading our peaceful playgrounds, libraries, and play areas. My daughter would be intimidated by their size, noise volume, and the number of them running around “her places”. I was always on the lookout for places that we could go that would be free […]

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Visit the Easter Bunny at Briarwood Mall

The Briarwood Mall Easter Bunny arrives soon. Now that my daughter is 11, she doesn’t want to visit anymore. However, we visited yearly when she was younger.  Visit the Briarwood Mall Easter Bunny The Briarwood Mall Easter Bunny is at the mall from Friday, March 24 through Thursday, April 14. Make a reservation online at to avoid waiting in line. Advance reservations have a $10 non-refundable […]

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Halloween at the Toledo Zoo

Halloween Events at the Toledo Zoo

The Toledo Zoo has three Halloween celebrations: Little Boo, Pumpkin Path, and Jumping Pumpkins in October. Little Boo and Pumpkin Path are trick or treat events through the zoo. Little Boo is designed for toddlers and preschoolers and is offered on Thursday and Friday, October 20th and 21st. Pumpkin Path is an all ages event and is offered on Saturday and Sunday, October 22nd and […]

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Noise Lab Music Classes

Are you looking for a family friendly music class for your child? Noise Lab A2 classes will be held at Pointless Brewery & Theatre. The classes are geared towards families with kids ages 0-5. See their press release below for details. New Music Class in Ann Arbor NOISE LAB A2 Class location: Pointless Brewery and Theatre 3014 Packard Ann Arbor, […]

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6 Art Inspired Summer Reading Recommendations

Art Inspired Monday Summer Reading Recommendations

Since this week is the Ann Arbor Art Fair, I decided to focus today’s Monday Summer Reading Recommendations on Art Themed books. I would like to thank my two readers who responded to my Facebook request for art themed books. I have arranged the books by reading/interest level starting with a board book. Disclosure: Support Ann Arbor with Kids by shopping […]

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5 Big Kid Free Activities – Wednesday Activity Review

Escape the Big Kids This Summer

This is part of our Wednesday Activity Review series. Most of the Wednesday Activity Review series focus on activities for elementary aged students. Today. I’m changing things up and focusing on activities just for preschoolers and toddlers where they can have a break from the big kids who are home for the summer. As a toddler especially, my daughter was very intimidated by the crowds of big […]

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Arbor Annie’s Fourth of July Weekend Roundup – July 1-4, 2016

Arbor Annie's Fourth of July Weekend Roundup

This summer seems to be flying by! I can’t believe it’s already the Fourth of July weekend. Of course with school letting out so late this year, there were only 2 weeks between the end of school and Independence Day compared to 3 weeks between them last year. This week, we finally made it to a Top of the Park […]

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Montibeller Park – Playground Profile

Montibeller Park - Balance Beam

This profile of Montibeller Park is part of our Summer Series: Tuesday Playground Profiles Each week Ann Arbor with Kids is profiling a different playground in the Ann Arbor area. Playgrounds will be selected from Ann Arbor, Saline, Ypsilanti, Dexter, etc. Today we are profiling Pittsfield Township’s Montibeller Park. Montibeller Park Montibeller Park is located on Ellsworth Rd just east of the shopping center with Meijer. […]

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Ten Places to Get Wet: Ann Arbor Pools and More

Places to Get Wet in Ann Arbor this Summer

Note: This list of 10 Places to Get Wet: Ann Arbor Pools and More was originally written in 2015, but was updated for 2016 Are you looking for Indoor Pools? Be sure to check out our Indoor Swimming Guide. One of my daughter’s favorite parts of summer is the water – whether it’s swimming, water slides, splash parks, or just getting wet. With the hot […]

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