Parenting Moments
presented by Healthier Urban Families at Wayne State University
As we welcome the month of February, winter has settled in and most school districts have resumed in-person learning. Check out information on the different types of face masks. In all the hustle and bustle, we want to remember to observe Black History Month in a way that has meaning to our family. Please see ideas for celebrating the month with the children in your life. Also, it is tax season and information is provided on filing resources. Don’t forget to check out all the fun winter fests that are coming up! 
Beverly Weathington, MSPI Community Engagement Coordinator
Observing Black History Month withYour Family
by Beverly Weathington
View Black History Month timeline and current BHM sctivities
A month’s worth of engaging and educational Black History activities for kids of all ages
Great Reads for February
25 Must-Read Children’s Books for Black History Month
Best Valentine Books about Love to Inspire Creative Family Fun
Family Resources
Don’t leave money on the table! Now more than ever, it pays to file your taxes.
Staying Safe
Learn about types of masks to help prevent getting sick.
Girls in Engineering Academy (GEA)
Created to decrease the gender gap in engineering professions by helping girls to excel at science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and eventually pursue engineering careers. GEA Brochure
Winter Fun
Valade Park (on the riverfront) Each weekend, visitors can warm up by oversized outdoor fires, enjoy hot seasonal alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, make s’mores on our custom marshmallow roasters, grab a sled from the Sled Shed (featuring free sleds when it snows), play synthetic ice curling and more
Let it snow!
Come to Ford House for an afternoon of fun and engaging winter activities. Our grounds are the perfect place to get out and enjoy the winter season.Try snowshoeing, discover the beauty of snowflakes, listen to winter tales, and more.
Take good care. We'll be back soon with more parenting moments.