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Parenting Your Twice-Exceptional Child: Developing Talent and Accommodating Needs

Northwestern University | Evanston, Ill.

FREE  

Dr. Megan Foley-Nicpon leads a discussion on twice-exceptional students, or gifted students with co-existing disabilities. Dr. Foley-Nicpon discusses best practices for accommodating twice-exceptional students' needs, which includes identifying and developing talent domains.

When: 6:30-8 p.m.
Cost: Free

Gym Jam

Recreation Center of Highland Park | Highland Park, Ill.

Jam your day with basketball, dodgeball, kickball, scooter races and more. Pizza provided for lunch.

When: Noon-2:15 p.m.
Cost: $20, $12 resident

The Fabulous Fable Factory

Palatine Park District | Palatine, Ill.

Stage production includes recreations of famous fables including The Ant and the Grasshopper, The Tortoise and the Hare, and The Lion and the Mouse.

When: 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Cost: $6

Hal Tyrell Trailside Museum presents a Raptor Program

River Forest Public Library | River Forest, Ill.

FREE  

Learn about local hawks, falcons, eagles, and owls. The program includes bird artifacts that visitors can see and touch.

When: 11 a.m.
Cost: Free

Pajama Story Time

River Forest Public Library | River Forest, Ill.

FREE  

Kids wear pajamas and bring a stuffed friend to a special evening story time program.

When: 6:30 p.m.
Cost: Free

Black Bear Exhibit

Lake View Nature Center | Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.

FREE  

Feature the black bear and its adaptations for survival in the forest. Crawl into the bear's den, compare your senses to that of the black bear, feel his fur, come face to face with a black bear mount and more.

Cost: Free

Unboxed: Adventures in Cardboard

Chicago Children's Museum | Chicago, Ill.

See a toy so amazing, so unbelievable, it has the power to transform into anything you want it to be. Enter a world where imagination rules, and ordinary becomes extraordinary.

Cost: Free with admission

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Kohl Children's Museum | Glenview, Ill.

The exhibit features the illustrations of W. W. Denslow, a Chicago resident whose famous illustrations helped to inspire the design of the classic 1939 MGM film starring Judy Garland. The bright and colorful exhibit provides a variety of learning opportunities and hands-on activities within a three-dimensional representation of Denslow's distinctive illustrations.

Cost: $9.50, $8.50 seniors

Ravinia Festival Music Makers

Kohl Children's Museum | Glenview, Ill.

Discover how sounds make music, and how music makes you feel, with activities like making melodies on bolt- and wrench-a-phones, using soft sculpture pegs to make a music box, blowing air over a reed, moving musical notes on a staff, beating percussion instruments, and creating an artistic masterpiece that reflects how music makes you feel

Cost: Free with admission

Dickens: 200 Years of Celebrity

Lake County Discovery Museum | Wauconda, Ill.

Hundreds of objects and documents from the exclusive private collection, together with a rare collection of first editions of his most famous works, tell the story of how Charles Dickens and his characters became enduring cultural icons. Interactive and multi-media displays and personal effects take visitors through a chronological tour of the life, literature and legacy of Dickens. View his personal traveling inkwell, take a ride in an early century carriage, and learn about the memorable characters, stories and themes of his famous tales through games, time period puzzles and Dickens' own personal Facebook page.

Cost: Free with admission
 







 
 
 
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