Easy ways to get creative with your kids
Sunday is National Children’s Craft Day, so why not check out some fun new activities to do with the kids that will keep them engaged and entertained at home? Kerry Doman of Little Guide Detroit spoke to Tati Amare and had great ideas. Some of the fun things she highlighted included craft kits from The Art Attic in Plymouth and visiting local libraries for events. Watch the video above to see how you and the kids can have fun together!
Have you finished all your holiday shopping yet?
First, it’s December 21st, have you finished all your shopping? AJ is done shopping, but she has not received all her gifts yet, as her delivery dates keep getting pushed back. Do you have a favorite ornament or decoration? A sparkly poinsettia is AJ’s favorite holiday decoration since she loves plants. Mark’s favorite decoration is Dandy, a Christmas Duck, which he says “just brings me joy.” Kerry doesn’t just have one favorite ornament, she has tons of them.
Start a new holiday tradition with the kids
What are your holiday traditions for the kids? Our Live ln the D friend of the show Kerry Doman from Little Guide Detroit is here to share her ideas to make the holidays even more special for the kids. Kerry Doman suggested having kids help you decorate the tree with their own favorite ornament. She also suggested gifting the kids with an ornament that symbolizes the year or their growth. In addition, Kerry gave some pointerS on how to make your gingerbread house sick together and stand tall throughout the holiday season.
These trick-or-treating alternatives may be your new tradition
Instead of taking your normal stroll through the neighborhood, Kerry Doman from Little Guide Detroit has some trick-or-treating alternatives that might become a new tradition for the family. Doman suggested a neighborhood bike parade. All the kids from the neighborhood can decorate their bikes and meet for a bike parade in a local park. Doman also suggested creating a scavenger hunt for the family throughout the neighborhood or in your own home. Watch the video to see more trick-or-treating alternatives.
Fun crafts for an indoor Halloween celebration
You may be shying away from Trick-Or-Treating this year because of the pandemic but kids can still have lots of fun at home. Kerry Doman from Little Guide Detroit showed us some cool Halloween crafts that the whole family can enjoy. She also suggested coloring Halloween masks for a personalized touch on your costume. If you’re still trying to decorate the house, it’s a good time to put those toilet paper and paper towel rolls to use. Watch the video to see more Halloween craft ideas!
How is school really going?
As we all adjust to this “new normal” we were wondering... how is school really going? She really appreciates her school’s ability to pivot in these changing times and says her child really enjoys it. Her high school students are responsible for themselves and keep their own schedules, her two second graders are another story. With everyone going virtual, many people have been discussing: will this mean the end of snow days? How has school been going for you this year?
Two parents. Seven kids. How are they getting through it?
Vanessa Cohen is a mother of five boys, ages 7 to 16, and says the quarantine has been tough but they are making it through. She has been encouraging her kids to go outside whenever it is nice so that she and her husband can work inside. Times have been tough for both parents and kids, Kerry pointed out, and kids still need time to play and have a community, and changing things up is important. In order to make life run smoothly at her home, she has given the kids more responsibilities and independence. Her kids have learned a bunch of home economics chores from how to do laundry properly to learning how to budget.
Should adults still be able to do these 4 “kid” things?
Kids get to have a lot of fun, like have all their friends over for a big birthday party, or go trick or treating, but adults want to have fun too! Today on “What’s the Buzz” we talked about things kids get to do when they are young, and if adults should be able to do the same thing when they are older. So, should adults be able to participate in nap time? Is it weird for adults to have a big birthday party every year? We asked them: Should adults have a big birthday party every year?
Is it time for something new?
When do you decide to do something new? When do you decide it's time for a new smartphone? We're talking about starting fresh in September instead of January on What's the Buzz. Joining hosts Jason Carr and Tati Amare on the panel today were: Blaine Fowler, the host of the Blaine Fowler morning show on 96.3 WDVD; Kerry Doman, the founder of the websites Little Guide Detroit and After Five. Detroit; and Jason Hall with RiDetroit and Electric Ave. Bikes.
When should kids start being responsible for these 4 things?
"What's the Buzz" today is all about when should kids take on more and more responsibilities. With school just around the corner, we thought we would explore how the new school year can be a good time for kids to transition into a more responsible role at home. We asked such questions like: When should a child be responsible for waking themselves up in the morning? Finally, when should kids start making their lunches? We asked this question of our Facebook fans as well and Michelle Oliver came in with some of their more humorous answers.