Five ideas to keep your kids occupied for hours this summer
With Memorial Day Weekend marking the unofficial start of summer, family’s can’t wait to get the summer activities started. Today on “Live In The D”, Tati spoke with James Zahn, senior editor at The Toy Insider, to give us a sneak peak at some of the toys your kids will get hours of fun time with.
Meet the Detroit native who has put Detroit on Broadway
She is a playwright, an author, an actress, and an activist on Broadway. Her musical “Ain’t Too Proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations” was nominated for 12 Tony Awards. Now she has a new play set to premiere on Broadway this month showcasing her hometown of Detroit.
Build a kid-friendly winter obstacle course inspired by U-M gardens, arboretum staff
To help beat the winter blues, families are encouraged to venture outdoors to play, spend time together and get some fresh air. “In Gaffield Children’s Garden, we provide rich, open-ended nature play experiences. We encourage families to participate and replicate what we do here, in their own homes, apartments, and parks.”One such activity is constructing a winter obstacle course. They posted this obstacle course over the weekend:Anything can be used to construct the obstacle course -- snow balls, sticks, stumps and rope, to name a few items. Make sure you associate a mission with the course: “Let’s hop over three snowballs, circle the stump two times and sprint to the tree.”To see the full guide on creating a fun winter obstacle course, click here.
Ann Arbor’s Young People’s Theater launches fundraiser to stay afloat during pandemic
ANN ARBOR – Local youth theater group Young People’s Theater has launched a fundraising campaign to stay open amid the coronavirus pandemic. Since 1977, the youth theater group has been putting on productions and hosting camps and classes for kids ages five and up. When the pandemic began in March, YPT had to stop all activities, which halted incoming revenue. The theater company, a 501(c)(3) non profit run exclusively by volunteers, fears it will be forced to close if it cannot raise funds to cover operational expenses. Young People’s Theater is at 331 Metty Dr. STE 3.
As working from home becomes more widespread, many say they don't want to go back
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced millions of Americans to work from home. States of Play, a joint CNBC/Change Research survey of swing states, finds 42% of respondents nationwide saying they are working from home a huge jump from only 9% who say they worked completely from home before the pandemic. Some 14% say they are working from home more than before, while 19% are working from home for the first time. A 58% majority report they are still working outside the home. A strong majority, 60% of workers, report being either as productive or even more productive than they were working from the office.cnbc.com
Play helps demystify Alcoholics Anonymous
It’s a fellowship whose 12 steps have helped countless people with their drinking problems. Yet for many, Alcoholics Anonymous still remains shrouded in mystery. Now a new play called “Bill W. and Dr. Bob” on stage in New York is helping to change that. Dr. Jon LaPook reports.cbsnews.com