• Dahlem Ecology Farm – Kid-Friendly Hikes
    Have you ever visited the Dahlem Ecology Farm? We know many people have visited the main Dahlem campus, but this hidden gem known as the Dahlem Ecology Farm deserves a post of its own! Located on Wickwire Road, this spot features Community Gardens, the Butterfly Trail (which is Dahlem’s only dog-friendly trail), bee hives, and more! Keep reading to learn more about this beautiful kid-friendly hiking location. The Details Location Name: Dahlem Ecology Farm Address: 1429
  • Lyle Torrant Center Playgrounds – Jackson, Michigan
    If you have never visited the playgrounds behind the Lyle Torrant Center, then you are in for a treat. Featuring two separate fenced-in playgrounds, you will truly find something for everyone. The first playground is toddler-friendly with smaller climbers, other equipment, and plenty of fenced-in space to wander. The true gem, however, is the fully accessible and ADA-compliant playground. By now, you know there are a lot of places in Jackson County that we love,
  • July Monthly Meet-up – Sponsored by Grass Lake Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics
    A big part of Wonder and Wander – Jackson’s mission is to help you connect with others in the community. Our Monthly Meet-ups are a way to connect with other parents and caregivers, get some outside playtime with other kiddos, and explore local kid-friendly destinations together! Keep reading for details about our July Meet-up July’s meet-up is an extra special prelude to the Hot Air Jubilee. Hot Air Balloon Pilot Jody Leatherberry will give us
  • Rod Mills Memorial Park – Jackson, Michigan
    Rod Mills Memorial Park, located in Blackman Charter Township, is a beautiful location with something for everyone. This park features a playground for the kiddos, plenty of space to wander, and so much more. Rod Mills Memorial Park is also a popular destination for gatherings, with multiple pavilions available for rental. There are also grills and benches throughout. Keep reading to learn more about this kid-friendly destination!   The Details Location Name: Rod Mills Memorial ParkAddress: 3300
  • Formula Shortage Jackson Michigan
    As many people are aware, there is a huge issue happening in our country right now thanks to a formula shortage. Parents have been scouring stores trying to find what they need to keep their baby’s nourished, but many are feeling the strain of this shortage. Enter: Formula Shortage Jackson Michigan. Created by Dr. Libby Cross and Lynsay Lobdell, Formula Shortage Jackson Michigan is on a mission to help all parents of infants in Jackson
  • Announcing: Summer Splash Sensory Storytime
    We are excited to announce one more fantastic June event offering – Summer Splash Sensory Storytime! This event is a collaboration with Miranda of MI Early Parenting, LLC, aka @earlyinterventionmama and Wonder and Wander – Jackson. With years of experience in early childhood, Miranda has a magical way with all beings. If you have never met Miranda, be sure to visit her “About Me” page. Trust me when I say – you do not want to miss
  • Five Kid-Friendly Ways to Ring in Summer
    Just a few school days stand between the kiddos and summer break! Therefore, we are busy over here getting ready to bring you the best kid-friendly summer content and updates! However, we know that the end of the school year is busy, so today we’re sharing five quick and simple ways to ring in summer! Five Kid-Friendly Ways to Ring in Summer 1) Sign up for Jackson District Library’s Summer Reading Program and put books
  • Five Questions with the Jackson Pride Center
    Welcome to our social impact series, called “Five Questions.” On the first day of every month, we will share five questions with a community organization serving children and youth in Jackson County. We hope to inspire you, enlighten you, and connect you with community organizations should you ever need assistance. By sharing this with you, we hope that together we can be inspired to take action to improve our communities! June is Pride Month –
  • Our One-Year Birthday and The Miss Rumphius Challenge
    Just about one year ago, I was having dinner with one of my best friends, and I told her about an idea I had. I had come up with a name, created an Instagram account, and let this idea fester in my head for a while already. After telling her about it, she looked at me and said, “What you are you waiting for? Just get started!” Join us in this post as we celebrate
  • Introducing: Our Movement Meet-Up!
    A big part of Wonder and Wander – Jackson’s mission is to help you connect with others in the community. Our Monthly Meet-ups are a way to connect with other parents and caregivers, get some outside playtime with other kiddos, and explore local kid-friendly destinations together! June’s meet-up will be our first ever Movement Meet-up. Featuring a collaboration with Coterie Jackson and Allie Baldwin Fitness, we invite you to join in for some fitness and

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