Wanted: Critical thinkers – Four things your child needs to know

The latest research from the National Center for Education Statistics reveals high school seniors are lacking in critical thinking skills. Practical Learning Online works to teach students these important skills they need. Read...

 
 

Making lemonade for childhood cancer

Set up a lemonade stand and let your kids get started helping others. Read...

 

Play brain games with the help of Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry

Put a little science in your summer with the help of MSI. Read...

 

New food labels will help families make healthier choices

New labels will make it easier for shoppers to identify what's in food before they buy. Read...

 

Chicago families can spend a day as super-sleuths at The Art Institute

Have a little Sherlock Holmes in the family? Try out a scavenger hunt at Watson Adventures. Read...

 

The five essentials to selecting a pediatrician you can trust

Finding the right pediatrician can certainly cause anxiety for new (or expectant) parents. You want to find a doctor who is skilled and friendly, but what else should you look for?  Read...

 
 
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Chicago's best beaches

Twenty-six miles long with 31 beaches, the Chicago lakefront has a spot that should fit every family. Here are our favorite beaches, just in time for the warm weather.  Read...

 

Take a family trip to Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood

You don't have to be Swedish to find plenty of things for your family to do in Andersonville. Read...

 

Summer childcare for Chicago tweens

In your eyes, your tween may not be old enough to stay home alone during the summer, but hiring a babysitter may not sit well with them. So what's a parent of a tween to do? Read...

 
 

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