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FIRST Midwest Regional Competition

University of Illinois - Chicago | Chicago, Ill.


FIRST kids build robots and compete in fast-faced, sports-themed regional competitions. More than 50 teams of kids face off for the chance to participate in the national FIRST Championship in St. Louis next month.

When: 8 a.m.
Cost: Free

The Art of Dr. Seuss

Water Tower Place | Chicago, Ill.

The Art of Dr. Seuss has installed sculptures of everyone from the wacky Cat in the Hat to the steadfast Horton and persistent Sam I Am. For children and nostalgic adults, there is a scavenger hunt involving the bronze sculptures, which also include the Grinch, Yertle the Turtle and the Lorax. A photo hunt clue accompanies each sculpture, and guests are invited to share photos on Instagram (@drseussgallerychicago #DRSEUSSART) to win prizes. Runs through May 5.

When: Daily
Cost: Free

On-Location Training DynaVox Pathways for Families and Providers

Eyas Landing | Chicago, Ill.


An exploration of how Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) strategies and devices can supplement the natural learning a child does in their early years. Hands-on session provides background information about research regarding young children and AAC, and gives time to explore examples of communication devices and how they provide evidence-based supports for language learning. Children are welcome.

When: 4-6 p.m.
Cost: Free

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