2008 August

Chicago Parent magazine

August 28, 2008

Get out there and play. The idea of taking the family to listen to jazz may sound a little intimidating, but it shouldn’t be. Show your kids how cool jazz can be this weekend at the Chicago Jazz Festival in Millennium Park, 55 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, and Grant Park, 337 E. Randolph Drive, Chicago, through Sunday. In its 30th year, the Chicago Jazz Fest is Chicago’s longest running music festival. Read...

 

August 21, 2008

Get out there and play. Put on your dancing shoes for a weekend of music and dancing at ¡Viva! Chicago Latin Music Festival. In its 20th year, the free festival will bring a wide range of Latin music—from salsa to reggaeton and mariachi to norteña—to Grant Park, 331 E. Randolph St., Chicago. Read...

 

August 14, 2008

Get out there and play. Look, up in the sky (and across the lake), it’s a boat, it’s a plane, it’s the Chicago Air and Water Show. Pack a picnic and bring a blanket to sit along the lakefront between Fullerton Avenue and Oak Street. The show begins on Friday from 3-9 p.m. On Saturday and Sunday, the water show begins at 9 a.m., while the air show runs from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Read...

 

August 7, 2008

Get out there and play. Celebrate our city’s history in a way Chicagoans are proud of—with a parade. In honor of the summer’s impending end, as well as black history, enjoy floats, marching bands and the inspirational message of the Bud Billiken Day Parade and Picnic Saturday. Read...

 

Fantasy and danger await readers

Tamisin always felt a little out of place. The Halloween she was 11,  Read...

 

Eco-entertainment for all ages

I admit it. I am biased. I prefer to write about CDs and children’s music artists who bring some sort of educational  Read...

 

Back-to-school stories

I know, you can’t wait for the end of August and the beginning of another school year. Read...

 

Sleep matters for school performance

If your child is having trouble focusing in school, one of the first questions you should ask yourself as a parent is: Read...

 

Before the bell rings

We all know that crazy mornings make for crazy days. Being on time is a key habit to nurture in your children. Read...

 
 







 
 
 
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