Publisher's Corner, Why Worry About The Past School Year? Let's Play.

By Melissa Shrader Editor Publisher Loveland Macaroni Kid June 7, 2021


Hello Summer Break!

We are so excited to get summer started and to get out and do some great things. Camping, swimming, camps and so much more! What are you going to do this summer?

If you are worried about your kids being behind, you are not alone. Know this. We are all feeling this at various levels. Some are more worried than others, but we all wonder if we made the right choice, and we all wonder if we are the only ones. Just know you don't have to worry. Things will work out. They always do. Take a deep breath and think of what things your kids like to do and add a little education to that. Read. Read. Read. You can never read enough. If you feel you need more, check out some local camps, and other summer programs that will help with anything you may want to boost.

But most importantly of all.

Just have fun. Kids have had tons more stress this past year than they normally have. Fun is what our kids need now.

“Children learn as they play. Most importantly, in play children learn how to learn.” -O. Fred Donaldson

“The opposite of play is not work. It’s depression.” Brian Sutton-Smith

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What are we up to?

With the lift of the Mask Mandate, we have seen a jump in events! Yay! Keep in mind that each event has its own rules and guidelines for attendance. As things change with the CDC COVID guidelines and local guidelines events may still be canceled or changed to meet those guidelines. Keep an eye out I will be adding events as quickly as possible. However, If you know of an event or have an event you want to add please feel free to do so. I get notifications of events to approve before they post.

 Post it on our calendar at

Don't forget to check out Facebook too for other events that have been popping up randomly since the State has changed the Stay at home quarantine to the Safer at home guideline.

If you have other things you want to see Mac Kid do drop me an email. 

If you want to partner with Mac Kid I'd love to hear from you.

Remember with any event, If the weather looks questionable, - Always check in with the event itself to be sure the event is still on! You can email me as well. ESPECIALLY IN SPRING AND FALL. Now that COVID has come please comply with the COVID guidelines requested by each establishment and organizer. If you have a question about their policies please contact them directly. COVID Guidelines change regularly too so be sure to make sure that an event is still compliant and that it is not canceled.  We will update events regularly however we can't catch everything. 

If you have the newsletter you only have part of the fun! I post on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram with holiday and everyday crafts, recipes, special offers, contests, news, and new events. (see the tabs on the right or at the bottom to visit the social site) 

Stay safe, Stay healthy, Love, Live and Be Fierce for what you believe, 

Melissa Shrader 

Editor and Publisher Loveland Macaroni Kid

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