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The Kohl Children’s Museum is the perfect spot for kids under 8. The museum offers a fantastic array of exhibits all catering perfectly to the munchkin set and is laid out smartly so that you don’t waste all day going up and down elevators or searching for hidden treasures.
There’s a lot more to Chicago history than Mrs. O’Leary’s cow and the last time the Cubbies won the World Series. Here are some of the best spots to teach your kids about the history of the City of Chicago.
Try one of these less well-known spots and expand your horizons a little. It’s a big town – especially if you include the suburbs — and most of us have just barely scratched the surface.
The independent book store is practically an endangered species these days. It’s a shame too. Many independent book stores devote a large section to children. So the next time your child needs something to read, consider visiting one of these outstanding book stores for children.
Whether you are throwing a superhero or a princess birthday party, a cake that matches your theme is a must. Sure, you can always pick up a sheet cake at any one of the big grocery stores, but why settle for a mass-produced cake? Here are some of the best places to order a kids’ birthday cake in the Chicago area.
Traveling with youngsters often requires more than just planning the perfect kid-friendly car activities. Here are some pit-stops to help you make it through a road trip (or Chicago traffic) with little ones.
If you are going to survive in the snow and frigid temps in the coming days, you need plenty of ideas for entertaining the little people in your life. One of my favorite things to do with my kids is take advantage of one of many free storytimes in Chicago.
Adults who are not totally immersed inside the world of preschoolers often have a hard time figuring out or remembering what the little angels find intriguing and fun. Here’s a list of winning Christmas gifts for the little tykes.
Eating out with kids can be a fun experience for the whole family — or it can be a complete nightmare for everyone involved (and that includes the waitstaff and other restaurant patrons). The key is choosing the right spot for your dinner date.
Whether it’s his first haircut or her tenth haircut, making your son or daughter sit still for a half hour can be treacherous. And finding a place that can do both can be even harder. […]
Moms and dads who have decided to go the green-parenting route have long felt restricted to browsing internet shops while researching and purchasing eco-friendly and organic baby gear. During the past several years, though, online […]
Outlet malls are where people go to find the best deals on their favorite brands and the outlet malls around Chicago do not disappoint.
Parents are like magicians — they need to have a bag of tricks. When your 2-year-old decides the playroom is “boring”, get him in the car before the meltdown begins! Keep a list of fun places handy, in your phone or calendar, and you can make a quick getaway.
A world-class city like Chicago is full of fun and educational outings for elementary-school aged kids. From catching a game at one of Chicago’s professional sports teams to a visit to the city’s great cultural […]
This year, you are determined to have the prettiest holiday card of anyone on your list. Or maybe you wish you could freeze your kids just as they are. Whatever your motivation, you want to […]
Toddlers have big hearts and relatively short attention spans, so having a list of tried and true, well-loved toddler items can really help parents avoid unnecessary spending on kids’ gear that is not embraced by […]
First-time parents who are registering for baby items often find themselves lost amid a sea of baby gear, unsure of which items will actually be both needed and loved. Rest assured, new moms and dads, […]
The western suburbs of Chicago stretch from towns that border the city, such as Oak Park and Cicero, to DuPage county behemoths Naperville and Aurora — and cover a lot of ground in between. DuPage […]
While many theatre Chicago companies produce family-friendly shows throughout their seasons, there are also a handful of companies throughout the city devoted to creating theatre geared for kids and young adults.
Walking into a music shop can be overwhelming, but the best places to buy musical instruments in Chicago make it easy by offering great service, a wide selection of instruments and in some cases, music […]
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