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Super Heroes do The Super Run! - Sept. 6, 2014

Our kids have been learning about Super Heroes with our Mother Goose Time curriculum - everything from super gear, to super powers, to what we can do to save the earth and to help others.

Playing "Super Heroes" with our MGTmasks.  "According to this super hero play creates higher level play and builds vocabulary." - MGT Facebook

When I read the post about 'The Super Run' yesterday on Ann Arbor with Kids, I thought this would be such an awesome culminating activity for our theme this summer!

Who:  Super Heroes of all ages!

What:  The Super Run - 1K or 5K

Where:  Gallup Park

When:  Saturday, September 6, 2014,  8:30am - 11:30am

Why:  The Super Run recognizes real life heroes that make this world a better place.  The Super Run presented Lutheran Social Services of Michigan a unique opportunity to tell the story of foster care and the urgent need for foster parents to a new and diverse audience.

Cost:   1K is $10 and 5K is $25.  The 5K is $30 on the day of the event

Be Super!

'Kids in the Creek' at Hudson Mills - August 2nd

Who:  Children of all ages

What:  Discover some of the smaller animals that make the Huron River their home.  Wear shoes you don't mind getting wet; the best way to see these critters is to wade into their habitat.

Where:  Hudson Mills Metropark

When:  Saturday, August 2, 2014 from 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Cost: $3/child   - Call (734) 426-8211 to pre-register.

ScienceRific Comedy Show for Kids of All Ages

Friday, July 25, 2014
11:00 - 12:00pm

Celebrate ICE CREAM DAY on July 31!!

I wouldn't have known ice cream day was coming up if I hadn't learned about it from our Mother Goose Time activities...
and you know,
Super Hero's love ice cream, too!!

 What's the largest ice cream you've ever had?

This was mine when I was about 25 years old!  (Yes, I did share!)

 Which flavors do you like to mix?

Caramel Apple!

 We brought our MGT lessons outside and made super hero masks and pretend ice cream cones.

Our friend made a double scoop of mint chocolate chip and cookie monster!

 From MGT and sung to the tune of "Frere Jacques..."

We love ice cream; we love ice cream,
Yes we do; it's nice and cool.
Vanilla, chocolate, strawberry,
Cookie dough and raspberry,
We love ice cream, yes we do!

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"The Lego Movie" at the Dexter Library - July 22nd

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
11:00am AND 1:30pm

Ann Arbor was voted the #1 swim city in the country!

I love reading articles like this and seeing where Ann Arbor falls on the list.  Our family even has a friendly competition going with our relatives in Fort Collins, Colorado of who ranks higher on these type of lists!  A2 definitely beat everyone for this one - now holding the title for the best "Swim City in the America!" 

"50 Top Swim Cities"

"The community claimed the highest aggregate score in categories such as percentage of active swimmers and swim clubs, number of accessible pools and volume of top-level swimmers from the area." - USA Swimming

I am thrilled to read such a great article for our community and proud to be getting our girls off with such a great start at Goldfish Swim School!  They've sure been enjoying showing off their new swimming skills to everyone this summer!

And speaking of Goldfish Swim School, here's some fun events to add to your calendar...

Saturday, July 19th, 2014 from 5:00-7:30pm:  Kids Night Out!
KNO is reserved for children currently enrolled in swim lessons. Spaces are limited and we ask that you sign up in advance. Minimum age is 4 years old (3 years old if potty trained and has a sibling older than 5 attending). Registration is now open and the cost is $35 per child and $30 for each additional child.

Friday, August 29th, 2014:  Family Swim Event
More details to come...

Congratulations Ann Arbor swimmers!