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Seeking Educational and Fun Events in Metro Detro for My 3 Yo

I just moved in to Plymouth, MI and I'm seeking fun and educational opportunities to do with my 3 year old son. I've heard of Jungle Java. Any other places, such as libraries that have lapsit reading time, etc.


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A., We belong to the Plymouth Newcomers Group. They have playgroups. You can find them on www.plymouthnewcomers.com

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Welcome to the area. I would suggest during one of your visits to the library that you ask for MetroParent, it's a great magazine the has a listing of what's going on in the area for kids. Also, if you're in Plymouth, check out Compass Point Cafe, similar to Jungle Java, closer to you. You'll find there are a lot of things to do in Plymouth in the summer for kids too. Just have to get through the winter! Stay warm!

Hi A.. I know Borders books has storytime too, and it's on Saturdays. Also, I heard the Hands on Museum in Ann Arbor is pretty cool. And there's always Greenfield Village and Henry Ford Museum. Have fun!!

Barnes & Nobles at 6 Mile and 275. They have story time during the day and at night. It use to be Tuesdays from 11-11:30am and Wednesday evenings at 7:00pm. It was great when I took my daughter there when she was little. Contact them to make sure the times haven't changed.

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Dear A.,

I am also a Mom (7yo & 10yo daughters) and participated
in Music Together classes with both of them. I loved it so
much I trained with one of the co-founders and now teach
Music Together classes in Plymouth at the Play Cafe 306 S. Main St, and in Canton on weekdays and Saturday mornings!
Classes are mixed-age 0-5 with parent/care-giver and last for 45 minutes. We explore songs,dance, rhythm rhymes and instrumentd together. I've been so impressed with the research I am continuously
receiving that supports learning through music and movement
in young children. Both of my daughters now have a great music foundation and are enjoying dance, violin and piano a great deal because they enjoyed experiencing these foundations as young children.

I offer free morning sample classes on Wed. Dec 3rd, Thurs. Dec 4th, Sat. Dec 6th in Canton and Tuesday Dec 9th at 10:00am at the Plymouth Play Cafe. You can sign-up by calling ###-###-#### or at my website www.HarmonyAndMeKids.com. I teach all of the classes and
am the Director of Harmony And Me. It would be a pleasure
to meet you A.!

Please contact me with any questions!!

M. Bila Regan

A., We belong to the Plymouth Newcomers Group. They have playgroups. You can find them on www.plymouthnewcomers.com

check out www.parentsconnect.com & www.metroparentevents.com both sites offer a list of local attractions that include educational activities as well and Redford, Dearborn, Westland & Southfield libraries have wonderful activities check out their sites..

The Plymouth Library has reading time.

I have found this website is a great place to go to find things to do with your kids: http://gocitykids.parentsconnect.com
They have the library listings, as well as other things around town to do. They list the appropriate ages for each event, as well as the cost.
Something of interest in Canton is an aquatic event every Wednesday and Friday. Wish I would have had something like that for my boys when they were growing up.
Also, check with your local Parks & Recreation Departments. They have a lot of programs to offer.
There is also Castaway Cafe in Howell. On some days, they have a special that if you get there before 9am, the day is free. They have a great menu of food, not overpriced. This place offers a lot of stimulation.
Also, wanted to say thank you for being a Teacher ...

The Ann Arbor Hands On Museum is great for kids of all ages - something that you can visit over and over again. Also in Ann Arbor is a natural history museum (part of UM) that is very good - maybe good for a little bit older though (mine were maybe 5 when we first visited). There is a mag that comes out monthly that is free called Metro Parent that lists kid friendly events all over the area that I've found to be a good source of info. Good luck!

Hi A.,
We have lived in Plymouth for 5 years--welcome to the neighborhood!! It is a wonderful place to be! The Plymouth library is absolutely amazing, and yes, they have mom and tot story time, etc...just check their website and you will find the schedule. I have not done it yet, as my son is too little, but my sister goes and her daughter loves it.
In addition, some other fun things to take note of.....
Santa comes to the downtown area on the evening after Thanksgiving. It is a big thing--tons of people, Christmas carols, hot chocolate, and then they bring Santa on the fire truck. Tons of families and kids. Check the Plymouth web to make sure of time, etc..
Also, in the summer, you can't beat Friday night concert in the park. (If you haven't already been). The downtown park is packed, and the bands are great. Tons of families with kids. Blankets, lawn chairs, etc...
On Wednesday afternoons in the summer they have kids music in the park.
Anyway, I hope you find lots of fun things to do!!


I'd suggest signing up for the Greatstufftodo.com email. I often find things in there that I would have never known about. They list all sorts of things from concerts to library events and the newsletter is free.

We buy an annual pass to Greenfield Village/Henry Ford Museum, and then we go ALOT! It ends up being a very good deal if you use it frequently. My kids are 3 and almost 1, and my 3 year old is getting to know alot about trains, farm animals, old cars, tractors, and airplanes. He's starting to comprehend that people used to do things differently than we do them now, and I'm hoping to instill a love of history in both my kids. The museum is a great place to go in the winter when you're starting to get stir-crazy, and I see plenty of other moms there who have the same idea.

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