The caretakers at The Learning Experience emphasize education first, employing a proven set of teaching methods such as Fun with Phonics and their own L.E.A.P. program, designed to meet children at their current level of development. Infants as young as 6 weeks are nestled in their own individual cribs and allowed to roam an exploration-inspiring playzone, and those just a few months older may get the chance to learn sign language. Older kids move at their own pace through more advanced classes that cover early reading skills, basic math concepts, and dance and movement sessions. Besides preparing preschoolers for kindergarten with accelerated literacy and critical thinking, the curriculum includes introductions to modern technology, from digital cameras to DVD players.
Educational explorations take place in an environment designed for safety: brightly colored walls with rounded corners help prevent accidents in the halls, and Child Safe 'N Secure key tags can reveal the location of any student at the push of a button. Outside, kids frolic on playgrounds rooted in a cushy rubberized surface, and indoors is a "Make-Believe Boulevard," where cartoon animals run retail stores and children can get a taste of what it will be like when they're all grown up and can reach the top of the fire station.
Bounce Around Rental spices up gatherings with bright red, yellow, and blue bounce houses that let partygoers of all ages popcorn about to their heart’s content. The company, certified by the Safe Inflatables Operators Training Organization, dispatches staff members who promptly set up inflatable structures before birthday bashes or extraterrestrial welcome parties, then return after the event to efficiently disassemble and whisk away the structures. In between visits, jumpers can ricochet until they’re out of breath, play lively games of tag, and clamber up a blue incline while grasping yellow, red, and green handholds before whooshing down the slide.
Voted No. 4 in the Top 10 Birthday Chains for Kid Birthday Parties in 2010 by Parents magazine, Pump It Up pulses with inflatable play sets and actually encourages kids to bounce off the walls. Within the indoor playground, a stalwart staff oversees the neighborhood of bounce houses and air-filled playthings, such as a classic bounce castle and slick inflatable slide that cushions children's heartfelt reenactments of Cool Runnings. Throughout the week, families can pop in for open play, or tote along their own mini entourage for birthday-party packages complete with private rooms and complimentary invites. Parties come as straightforward packages or as themed events that place the birthday child in structured story adventures where they take on the role of a mighty and clever superhero or pirate captain that drank too much saltwater.
Allure Medical Spa's wide realm of services keeps customers wrapped in beauty. Inside the facilities, which feature 30 patient-care rooms and small comforts such as a colorful fish tank, warm wood cabinetry, and tiled walls, guests can experience Dysport—an FDA-approved Botox-like treatment that helps defeat upper facial wrinkles such as crow's feet, between-the-eye frown lines, and worry-plowed brows. All appointments for Dysport treatments begin with a medical consultation and evaluation to determine individual needs and desired results. Then, in a procedure that takes about five minutes and features minimal downtime, the licensed and experienced cosmetic surgeon Dr. Charles Mok will erase evidence of disappointment and sad feelings with injections of up to 168 units—usually enough to treat most of the affected areas. Revitalized visages emerge from the procedure looking younger and fresher than newborn bread, although clients may experience minor bruising.
At Filippa’s Wine Barrel, seasoned chefs pay homage to the melting pot of American cuisine with a menu of seafood and steak-house cuisine created from seasonal ingredients from local sources whenever possible. A bounty of fruit de mer dishes range from southern shrimp casserole steeped in rich mascarpone to South African lobster tail. A large, rotating wine list includes pours from local Michigan wineries, as well as French burgundies and Napa Valley reds. Diners tuck into the upscale eats inside cozy, horseshoe-shaped booths or sup al-fresco on the patio surrounded by a lush landscape of high grasses, the gurgling of a small pond, and the soft, lilting melodies of an opera-singing garden gnome.
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