All posts by Toledo Parent Contributer

The Bedtime Story Isn’t Dead!

But is screen time making books less fun? Recent comments from HM Chief Inspector of Education at Ofsted, Amanda Spielman, have raised concerns that the bedtime story is a dying art, however new data from Kiddi Caru Day Nurseries Group shows that for one age group in particular this is thankfully not the case. The

2019 Halloween Happenings

by Aya Khalil DON’T MISS THESE FUN FALL EVENTS MacQueens Apple Stir and Crafts festival Oct. 5 and Oct. 6, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM 7605 Garden Rd., Holland macqueenorchards.com This yearly event will have barrel train rides for the children, a petting zoo, pony rides, inflatables and children’s performances. Make sure to taste the

Back to school: Teaching kids about money

By Jill Schlesinger Tribune Content Agency During back-to-school season, parents are focused on helping their children succeed academically, socially and, yes, financially. I know talking about money is not easy, and not enough schools incorporate personal finance concepts into the curriculum. That puts the onus on parents and grandparents, who may not feel comfortable with

Ronald McDonald House’s OcTABerFest

Go through the recycling bin for those pop cans and help area families stay together! The local Ronald McDonald House is hosting OcTABerFest on Saturday, October 5, collecting as many aluminum pull tabs as possible. The House recycles them and uses the funds to purchase food for the families who stay at the facility. The

Ask the Expert: Greg Wagoner

You’ve got the basics of food, clothing and shelter covered for your family, but what about financial security? Do you have an emergency fund set up? How much should you be saving for college? Is it necessary for kids to still know how to write a check? Here a local expert answers some of your