Why good attendance is more important than you may think
School is all about learning and so much more. It’s where friendships are made, and a place to discover new interests and experiences. Every school day counts, and that is why we spoke with Detroit Public Schools Community District about the importance of good attendance.
This Lathrup Village bookstore is filling its shelves with African American literature
Books can be magical - they can take you to far-off places, back in time, to fantasy lands, or even into the future. They can teach you something about yourself, or the world, and one thing that can make books even more powerful is if you can see yourself reflected in the pages. That’s what one local book lover wanted to see more of - African Americans in literature, so she started her own bookstore.
Experts weigh in on how to combat those back-to-school jitters
Going back to school can be exciting, and yet it can also be the cause of a case of the jitters. Students may feel stress and anxiety for many reasons, and we want to help families with the transition so we spoke to the experts at Mind Wellness Counseling.
How to save big on back to school shopping
’s that time of the year again when the kiddos are sent a list of items they will need for the upcoming school year. Between backpacks, folders, notebooks, calculators, and more, things can really add up quickly. We spoke to Desiree Atkins with Forman Mills, about ways to save big on back-to-school shopping.
Does August mark the end of summer?
We are already in the first week of August, July has come and gone, so does that mean summer is coming to an end? That’s what we talked about today on What’s the Buzz. Joining host Tati Amare to talk about it are Mary Liz Curtin, the owner of Leon and Lulu and the Three Cats Cafe, and Blaine Fowler, Host of the Blaine Fowler Morning Show on 96.3 WDVD.
Hear the familiar cartoon voices that are back for a new show for kids
Some of America’s favorite cartoon characters are back in a new T.V. show for pre-school children. The show is called “Bugs Bunny Builders”, and features all of the beloved Looney Tunes characters to educate children on a number of age appropriate problem solving issues.
Kids in Detroit are eager to learn about coding
Behind all technology screens, including your phone, computer, tablets, and gaming consoles, there is a code. Coding is the process or activity of writing computer programs. The language electronics uses to understand and execute functions of computer devices. Kids are excited about the idea of coding but not all children have the right access to learn how to code. CODE(313) is here to bring change for all children who are interested in coding.
Take the family on a search for buried treasure
A new interactive exhibit has opened up in metro Detroit and it will have you digging for gold. The Cranbrook Institute of Science has family’s on the hunt for buried treasure this summer. Today on “Live In The D”, host Jason Carr was joined by the Anthropology Coordinator and Museum Educator, Cameron Wood, to talk about what to expect at a new exhibit.
Splash and play all day at these local waterparks and pools
With all this hot weather we’ve been having, you’re probably looking for a way to cool off. Well, there’s no better way than to dive on in and enjoy the water! Luckily, there are several local pools, splash pads, and water slides that are perfect for some fun in the sun. We check out the many options at our local Metroparks.
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.
This place will have your kids bouncing off the walls (in a good way!)
Moms are always looking for something to keep the kids active and take a break from screen time, and there is one place in Metro Detroit that can help with that. The kids will be bouncing off the walls - in a good way- and the best part is mom can jump in on the fun too. Michelle Oliver takes us to Defy Detroit in Commerce Township.
This extreme trampoline park in Commerce Twp. will have you feeling like you’re defying gravity
Running out of ideas of what to do with the kids? Do you want to do something active, but can't count on Mother Nature to play nice? Well, there is one place where kids can jump, play, scream, and even defy gravity. Michelle Oliver is taking us to bounce around at Defy Detroit in Commerce Township.
5 activities for children with autism who’ve been under stress, anxiety due to the pandemic
One way to cope with any extra stress or anxiety is to have the kids engage in play time to help develop motor skills, social skills and language development, according to Dr. Jen Harstein, a children’s developmental psychologist who works with autistic children daily.
How to keep kids interested in books after Reading Month is over
As March comes to a close, so does National Reading Month, a time where we encourage young people to read more, keep them engaged and make reading fun. But how do you keep this going all year long? Tati Amare spoke with Jennifer Kendall from Coreander’s Children’s Bookshoppe in Grosse Pointe to give us her expert advice on how to keep the kiddos interested in reading.
Keep your kids having fun during the big game with these activities
Adults love the Super Bowl, but the kids might not get into the hype. So, how do you keep the kiddos entertained and involved? Kerry Doman, the founder of Little Guide Detroit, has some fun ideas to make this football weekend fun for all.
Siri Daly shares her best advice for cooking with kids, dealing with picky eaters
Siri Daly has her own cookbook, a food blog, and regularly appears on the Today Show to share her recipes, often with husband Carson Daly by her side. But she’s also a mom who has dealt with her fair share of picky eaters.