2008 January

Chicago Parent

Jan. 31, 2008

Get out and play. This weekend, “chill out” downtown with your family during the opening of the Museum of Modern Ice: Paintings Below Zero at Millennium Park, located between Michigan Avenue and Columbus Drive at Washington Street. The festival revolves around “Paintings Below Zero,” a colorful, frozen painting on ice by Gordon Halloran. The installation was made from glass and ice and is held together by Halloran’s portable refrigeration technology, which uses modular aluminum plates that conduct the cold. If things get too chilly, you can defrost at the Hot Spot at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St.  Read...

 

Jan. 24, 2008

Get out and play. Use your imagination and climb into the world of your favorite dog at the “Adventures with Clifford the Big Red Dog” exhibit at the Kohl Children’s Museum, 2100 Patriot Blvd., in Glenview, this weekend. You and your family will have the opportunity to join the book’s well-known characters on Birdwell Island and play inside Clifford’s doghouse. Read...

 

Jan. 17, 2008

Get out and play. Head over to the Morton Arboretum, 4100 Lincoln Ave., Lisle, from 1-5 p.m. this Sunday to celebrate Tu B’Shvat, or the Jewish New Year for Trees. Originally, the fruits that grew from Tu B’Shvat were counted on for the following year's tithes. Read...

 

A teacher to know

Lloyd Barber is a retired early childhood educator who most recently taught kindergarten at Kingsley Elementary Read...

 

College funding

The college years seem far away for most parents of small children. Read...

 

Your child’s written voice

Children are born with vivid imaginations that run beyond boundaries and rules. Read...

 

Extracurricular activities

Making sure your child stays active and healthy is one of a parent’s biggest responsibilities. Read...

 

High School: foreign language

For some students, taking a foreign language class during their high school years is just another school requirement. Read...

 

Science fairs

Even if you don’t have a young Albert Einstein on your hands, encouraging your children to participate in a middle school  Read...

 
 





 
 
 
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