Category Archives: September

Disney•Pixar’s Coco Trailer

Disney•Pixar's Coco

I’ve loved Disney•Pixar movies since Toy Story was first released years ago. We look forward to each new release. The team behind Toy Story 3 is back with Coco, a new movie in November 2017.  About Disney•Pixar’s Coco Disney•Pixar’s Coco will be released on November 22, 2017. Disney•Pixar provided the following synopsis: Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of […]

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AAHOM’s My Turn Program Returns for a Second Year

My Turn Community - Quiet Room Setup at AAHOM

Last year the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum introduced the My Turn program. My Turn is a program designed for families with children who have Autism Spectrum Disorder. Once a month, it gives these families a chance to visit local venues such as museums, performances, and nature. During My Turn events, the venues are less crowded and quiet rooms are available with sensory friendly […]

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UM Museum of Natural History Closure Plans

UM Natural History Museum - Ruthven Building & Beginning of Construction

Yesterday afternoon the University of Michigan Museum of Natural History announced their plans for closing in the Ruthven building and re-opening in the Biological Sciences Building. We love visiting the museum. We will definitely miss it while it is closed during the transition. UM Museum of Natural History Closing Events The UM Museum of Natural History will officially close in the Ruthven building on […]

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Moana Family Movie Night – Connecting with Our Traditions

Moana Movie Night - Watching the movie

Tonight we had a Family Movie Night courtesy of Disney. They provided us with a digital copy of Moana, a Google Chromecast, and other movie treats. Family Movie Night Tradition A big thread running through the movie Moana is connection with her family and ancestors. A Family Movie Night with Moana is a great way to connect with our family […]

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2017 Ann Arbor Preschool Guide

2017 Ann Arbor Preschool Guide

If you have a child who will be 3-5 this fall, it is time to start looking for preschools for the 2017-2018 school year. Our 2017-2018 Ann Arbor Preschool Guide is sponsored by Apple Garden Playschools. Thank you also to the Preschools who purchased upgraded listings. Preschool Guide Sponsored by Apple Playschools The curriculum at Apple Playschool’s preschools and kindergartens is Reggio-inspired and […]

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Indoor Swimming Pool Guide

Ann Arbor Indoor Pool Guide

My daughter loves swimming! When she was younger, I found that swimming periodically would help her maintain her swimming skills. Fortunately there are a number of Ann Arbor Indoor Pool options so kids can swim year round.  Swimming Pools The Ann Arbor Indoor Pools below are open to the general public with a daily admission fee. Pools that require a membership are not included in this […]

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The Homework Debate – Our Experiences and My Thoughts

Homework Debate - Working on Homework

We’re halfway through the second week of school, and I’m starting to see two debates – homework and recess. I’ll have the recess debate for another day.  With my daughter starting 5th grade, we have had all sorts of homework situations. Personally, I see both sides of the homework debate. When my daughter was in 2nd grade, I was thrilled when her teacher said […]

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