Teddy Bear Day Care – Ypsilanti

Teddy Bear Day Care and Learning Center

Friday Brunch!

Friday, July 17th, 2015

The kids are just finishing up their Friday brunch, and it was a huge hit. I thought for sure that there would be leftovers for the teachers, but the kids devoured everything–as they should! The original recipes are linked below, along with details on the modifications I made. Baked Oatmeal: I followed the procedure, eliminated […]

Sweet Potato & Feta Whole Wheat Muffins

Sunday, April 21st, 2013

Disclaimer: I am a hoooooorrrrible baker, and to be fair, I practice at least every other week. But these muffins turned out wonderfully. So if I can do it, anyone can!   Stuck in a lunch rut? If your house is anything like mine, we get bored pretty quickly with food. Last week we had […]

Toysday Tuesday–Building Toys!

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

Each Tuesday I will feature my picks of favorite toys within a specific category. These are it for building and construction toys. This category of toys is great because, on the most basic level, kids love putting things together. When a child builds and constructs, they are building their cognitive skills, logic, creativity, and fine […]

Weekend Happenings

Friday, July 6th, 2012

Sticking around the Ypsi-Arbor area this weekend? You’re in luck—there are a ton of family-friendly activities taking place. Which ones will you be attending? Friday Check out Beverly Meyer, aka The Music Lady, at Ypsi’s Crossroads Music Festival. Her performance begins at 6 PM. Ann Arbor District Library, Downtown Branch, is hosting a “Kids Read […]

Chocolate Pudding w/ hidden avocados

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

We hid avocados in the chocolate pudding they are having this afternoon! The recipe came from Jessica Seinfeld’s book Deceptively Delicious, lent to us by Claire (a.k.a. Tate & Beth’s mom). It’s super easy to make, and if we weren’t making it for 100 kids, it would have only taken about ten minutes. Enjoy!   […]

Snack philosophy

Monday, December 12th, 2011

Our mid-semester survey indicated that a couple of you may not be entirely happy with our snack offerings. We, as early childhood educators, have an obligation to expose our students to diversity and new experiences, and this includes what they eat. We know that individuals establish many of their eating habits in the first five years of […]

The Perfect Toy

Friday, October 1st, 2010

This week’s announcement from Fisher-Price got me thinking about children’s toys, and what qualities “good” ones ought to have.  Outside of the obvious things (think: lead-free, no choking hazards, no sharp edges), picking out toys for children can be complicated.  When it all comes down to it, toys have two important components to them: -They […]