HAPPY NEW YEARS
January 2022
Created by Great Lakes Bay Parents - Informing parents since 2012!
COMMUNITY NEWS 
2022 Talking is Teaching Campaign Starts
Let's start January off by Talking About Healthy Habits!

Come up with a “healthy habits” morning routine with your little one. Talk about all the things you can do each morning to help your body stay healthy and strong throughout the day. “We can stay healthy by brushing our teeth, eating a healthy breakfast, and moving our bodies! What other things can we do to stay healthy?”

The 2022 STEM Passport Mobile App is Here!
The Great Lakes Bay Region STEM Passport is a learning resource for 19 different hands-on, dynamic STEM organizations in the community. Now locating them is easy! The app is a great resource to access information about current STEM-based activities and events in the region.

AGES & STAGES QUESTIONNAIRES
You've been invited to participate in the Ages & Stages Questionnaires, Third Edition (ASQ-3), to help you keep track of your child's development. The questionnaire may be provided every 2-, 4- or 6- month period. You will be asked to answer questions about some things your child can and cannot do. The questionnaire includes questions about your child's communication, gross motor, fine motor, problem solving, and personal social skills.



RESOURCES
CHILD CARE & PRESCHOOLS
Great Start to Quality Resources Center helps parents find quality licensed programs, for children ages 0-12.

MSU EXTENSION
Online Extension Extras Parenting Hour: Positive Discipline - January 4, 8-9:30 pm

Guiding Principles for Highly Successful Parenting Webinar Series - January 6, 1-2:30 pm

Online Extension Extras Parenting Hour: The Resilience Toolbox - January 11, 8-9:30 pm

Online Extension Extras Family FAQ's: Childhood Immunization Information - January 20, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Online Extension Extras Parenting Hour: Talking With Kids About Race - January 25, 8-9:30 pm

FREE KID/ FAMILY EVENTS
Visit Great Lakes Bay Parents' KIDS DAILY CALENDAR for a full listing of story times, family/ kid events, and new places to discover in the Great Lakes Bay Region.
January 4
Bridgeport: FREE – Take & Make @ Bridgeport Public Library
Location: 3399 Williamson Rd. Saginaw
Dates: Tuesday, January 4, all day

Take home a bag filled with everything you need to build your own snowman! This is for all ages! One bag per person! First come first served! While supplies last!

January 4, 11, 18 & 25
Bridgeport: FREE – Story Hour @ Bridgeport Public Library
Location: 3399 Williamson Rd. Saginaw
Dates: Tuesdays at 10:30 am

Have fun with stories as Miss Cindy reads and discusses each story. We also sing songs, learn rhymes and fingerplays and make crafts.

January 4
Saginaw: FREE – Tales for Twos @ Zauel Library
Location: 3100 N Center Rd., Saginaw
Tuesday, January 4, 10:30 - 11:00am

Come read, laugh, and play at our story time program designed for toddlers ages 18 months to 3 years. Our story time provides active young children and their caregivers with stories, fingerplays and songs based on simple concepts, repetition, and lots of movement.

January 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25 & 17
Chesaning: FREE – Children’s Story Hour *RSVP @ River Rapid Library
Location: 227 E Broad St., Chesaning
Dates: Tuesdays at 10:30 am &
Thursdays at 6 pm

Preschool reading fun with Jan.

REGISTER: call 989-845-3211

January 6 & 20
Location: 500 Federal Avenue, Saginaw
Dates: January 6 & 20 at 10:30 AM

This month we will be having Sammy, the Saginaw Spirit mascot join us for a story and will be taking pictures with our Storytime visitors!

REGISTER: contact Kristi at kfurtaw@castlemuseum.org or 989-752-2861 ext. 311

January 6, 13, 20 & 27
Saginaw: FREE – Stories & Stretches @ Hoyt Library
Location: 505 Janes Ave., Saginaw
Thursday, January 6, 13, 20 & 27
4:00pm - 4:30pm

Come read, laugh, and play at our story time program designed for toddlers ages 18 months to 3 years. Our story time provides active young children and their caregivers with stories, fingerplays and songs based on simple concepts, repetition, and lots of movement.

January 7, 14, 21 & 28
Saginaw: FREE – Take & Make Crafts! @ Hoyt Main Library
Location: 505 Janes Ave., Saginaw
Dates: Friday, January 7, 14, 21 & 28
9:00am – 5:00pm

Every Friday you can pick up a new craft to take home and enjoy. The craft bags can be picked up in the Children's room at Hoyt. 

January 7, 14, 21 & 28
Saginaw: FREE – Preschool Storytime @ Butman-Fish Library
Location: 1716 Hancock, Saginaw
Friday, January 7, 14, 21 & 28
at 10:30-11am

Drop-in storytime presented by Miss Beth. We can't wait to have you join us for stories, music, crafts, games, and more!

January 8
Saginaw: FREE – Children’s Drive-In Movie @ Butman-Fish Library
Location: 1716 Hancock, Saginaw
Dates: Saturday, January 8,
at 10:30am – 12:30pm

Children are invited to bring their favorite blanket and pillow for a “drive-in” movie experience. We’ve converted Rubbermaid bins into “cars” that kids will sit in while enjoying a movie on the big screen while enjoying a tasty snack and cool drink! Our January selection is “Norm of the North” (2016, PG).

January 8, 15, 22 & 29
Saginaw: FREE – Preschool Storytime @ Zauel Library
Location: 3100 N Center Rd., Saginaw
Saturday, January 8, 15, 22 & 29
10:30am - 11:00am

Preschool Storytime at Zauel Memorial - every Saturday morning from 10:30 to 11:00

January 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26 & 27
Frankenmuth: Story Time @ Frankenmuth Wickson District Library
Location: 359 S Franklin St., Frankenmuth
Dates: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday: 10:00am-10:30 am (starting January 11)

Young children can explore early literacy through stories, games, songs, and activities to do at home. Stay tuned for location, days and times.

January 13 & 27
Online: FREE – “Mother Goose Rock and Rhyme Puppet Shows” with Public Libraries of Saginaw
Dates: Thursday, January 13 and 27
All Day

Puppets take traditional fairy tales and bring them to life, define, them, or just make them funny in a performance format. Visit the Public Libraries of Saginaw Facebook page for new puppet shows posted on Thursdays!

January 15 & 29
Saginaw: FREE – Community Youth Days “Soccer” @ Saginaw Valley State University
Location: 7400 Bay Road
University Center
Date: January 16 at 1:00pm

FREE soccer clinic at Saginaw Valley University. REGISTER ON-SITE, beginning 45 minutes before the clinic begins inside the Field House.

January 15
Saginaw: FREE – Storytime & STEM (ages 4-10) *RSVP @ Hoyt Library
Location: 505 Janes Ave., Saginaw
Saturday, January 15 at 2 – 4 pm

Enjoy a storytime presentation of a classic fairytale. Then, participate in a collaborative project to help engineer chairs that are ‘just right’ for Goldilocks and the bears. You can plan, build, and test your design on site or take a challenge card to try it out at home. Ages 4-10 with an adult helper.

January 15, 22 & 29
Saginaw: FREE – Skating & Sledding @ Hoyt Park
Location: 1574 S Washington Ave., Saginaw
Sat Jan 15 from 4 to 7pm under the lights
Sat Jan 22 from noon to 4
Sat Jan 29 from noon to 4

Outdoor ice skating rink the size of 3 hockey rinks.

January 17, 24 & 31
Hemlock: FREE – Storyland Explorers *RSVP @ Rauchholz Memorial Library
Location: 1140 N Hemlock Rd., Hemlock
Dates: January 17, 24, and 31 at 10:30 am

For kids ages 2-5 years and their adult helper. A new storytime program that features books, flannel board stories, interactive songs and rhymes, and sensory play and learning.

REGISTER: call (989) 642-8621

January 18 & 25
Hemlock: FREE – Play to Learn *RSVP @ Rauchholz Memorial Library
Location: 1140 N Hemlock Rd., Hemlock
Dates: January 18 & 25 at 9:30 am

For kids ages 0-5 and their adult helper. Children, parents, and caregivers all have fun socializing through play, music, and more.

*Sign-up is required to attend. Please visit the library to sign up in person.

REGISTER: call 989.642.8621

January 22
Hemlock: FREE – Galaxy Art *RSVP @ Rauchholz Memorial Library
Location: 1140 N Hemlock Rd., Hemlock
Dates: January 22, 10:30am – 12:00pm

Kids K-5th Grade. Come to the library to make some amazing space-themed artwork including galaxy jars and Milky Way painting.

Due to limited space and materials, sign-up is required to attend.

REGISTER: call (989) 642-8621

January 22
Saginaw: LEGO Club @ Butman-Fish Library
Location: 1716 Hancock, Saginaw
Dates: January 22, 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Families with kids of all ages are invited to attend our LEGO Club, where they can create their own colorful masterpieces. Adult participation is welcome and encouraged!

January 26 - 30
Frankenmuth: FREE – Zehnder’s Snowfest @ Downtown Frankenmuth
Location: Main St., Frankenmuth
Dates: January 26 - 30

Families with kids of all ages are invited to attend our LEGO Club, where they can create their own colorful masterpieces. Adult participation is welcome and encouraged!

January 29
Saginaw: FREE – Hydraulics & Simple Machines *RSVP @ Willie Thompson Middle School
Location: 3021 Court St., Saginaw
Dates: January 29 at 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Participating students will learn the fundamental's of hydraulics. Students will design and build their own hydraulic bridge. By the end of the session, students will be able to describe structural engineering and fluid mechanics.

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