Springtime Fun!

Did you catch a glimpse of spring earlier this week? It was so nice to splash around outside. Even though the time change has wreaked havoc on many little one’s sleeping habits, we are really enjoying the added daylight hours at the end of the day. I figure if I keep myself busy over the next several weeks then I won’t be so consumed with our crazy weather. There are a lot of different things going so make sure you get involved in our wonderful community. I compiled a list of a few fun activities that are going on around town over the next week or so.

Two of my favorite places to find free children’s or parent’s activities are The Rochester Hills Public Library and Crittenton Hospital. It’s safe to say that both of these institutions care greatly about children and parents!

peepGoing on right now at the library is the Annual PEEPS Photo Contest for teens. The submissions will be accepted between Saturday, March 1 and Tuesday, April 1. Check out this page for more information.

This Saturday, March 15, the children’s literacy advocate group, Reading Is Fundamental, will be handing out paperbacks to children ages 3-18 at theAttachment-1-2 library. Register at the door. This group does wonderful work and if you’re interested, you can make a donation here.

For The Birds! This activity is for all ages to make a bird feeder for those birds that I know will be chirping around soon. The event is Saturday, March 22 from 11am-2pm. Register online here.

Crittenton Hospital is hosting a lot of new events for parents. The first one is Parenting With A Purpose with Chick Moorman. Chick has 40 years of experience as an educator and parent and will use his humorous stories to teach you some new tips and tricks. After being cooped up inside with bored kids this winter, I know I could definitely use a refresher course. The cost is $10 and you can register here.

There are two parenting groups at Crittenton that looked interesting: Mothers and More, which is a non-profit group that meets once a month to help support mothers and give encouragement as well as friendship. If you’re interested, send an email to mothersandmore13@hotmail.com for more information. The other group is for parents with babies ages 3-6 months. This group meets with children to learn more about this age and different activities to do. Babies of this age are becoming much more social and will enjoy interacting with other children the same age. Register here.

Both the library and the hospital have activities for every age group that meet a lot of specific needs. Make sure you fill your schedule and take advantage of the extra daylight!


About Meghan Zeile

Mom-in-the-know and local writer for Rochester Media. Always looking for tips with kids, family life, and fun local adventures. Contact at Meghan@rochestermedia.com

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