2008 April

Chicago Parent

April 24, 2008

Get out there and play. Bug out this weekend as giant creepy, crawly bugs have taken over the Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle, for the summer. The “Big Bugs” exhibit is made up of 12 bugs—including an Assassin Bug which rises up three feet high and weighs 700 pounds. These bugs are made out of trees, which is a fantastic way to celebrate Arbor Day on Friday. Read...

 

April 17, 2008

Get out there and play. Tuesday is Earth Day, which means there will be plenty of Earth-friendly activities for your family to celebrate this amazing planet we call home. Learning about and taking care of the environment doesn’t mean you have to hug a tree—although it would be just fine with the tree if you did—but there are plenty of Earth-related crafts, hikes and other activities that will keep your family busy.  Read...

 

April 10, 2008

Get out there and play. Although you may not have a great love for scaly and slithery creatures in your house, that doesn’t mean your kids won’t enjoy seeing and touching them for a few hours this weekend at Reptile Fest, held at the University of Illinois Chicago Campus, Physical Education Building, 901 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Your kids will be able to feed, touch, hold and take photos with snakes, turtles, alligators, lizards and a few other amphibians and reptiles at this fest, hosted by the Chicago Herpetological Society.  Read...

 

April 3, 2008

Get out there and play. It seemed so far away mere weeks ago, but spring has finally arrived, kind of. To celebrate, we have a few ideas to get in tune with our planet Earth and its inhabitants. From flowers to scales, we have you covered this weekend. Read...

 

Mystery, intrigue and spies will keep you reading

Natalie waits everyday on one corner for her bus to private school.  Read...

 

Poems, Earth love and Horton

April 22 is Earth Day so this story could be used in connection with it. Read...

 

Bring the world into your home

I recently asked a group of my students—all of them bright juniors and seniors at the Chicago public high school Read...

 

Girls who feel less popular may be more likely to gain weight

Adolescent girls who rank themselves on the lower rungs of their schools’ social ladders might be more likely to gain  Read...

 

New study warns of chemicals’ potential harm

Some baby products, including lotions, powders, sippy cups and wipes, may expose babies to chemicals tied to potential  Read...

 
 





 
 
 
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