2008 November

Chicago Parent

Nov. 26, 2008

Get out there and play. Thanksgiving isn&rsquo;t just about the turkey and pumpkin pie, it&rsquo;s about family and thankfulness, and lest we forget, a Thanksgiving parade. Marking its 75th anniversary, McDonald&rsquo;s Thanksgiving Parade will include performances from Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus, the Chicago casts of &ldquo;Dirty Dancing&rdquo; and &ldquo;Jersey Boys,&rdquo; as well as the flame-twirling Barefoot Hawaiians, to name a few. <br />  Read...

 

November 20, 2008

Get out there and play. Bring your game face this weekend to the Chicago Toy and Game Fair. Play with the latest, greatest toys and games from designers from around the globe and your own backyard. Meet characters from the 501st Star Wars Legion and the Brookfield Zoo and hang out with the Radio Disney AM 1300 Party Patrol. Learn about the educational benefits and the importance of games at inventor and educator forums. Read...

 

November 13, 2008

Get out there and play. Although it seems early for holiday lights and festivals, there are only 40 shopping days until Christmas, so it never hurts to get your family into the holiday spirit. Celebrating its 75th year, the Museum of Science and Industry will unveil on Friday this year&rsquo;s exhibition of Christmas Around the World and Holidays of Light with more than 50 bedecked trees featuring cultures from across the globe. Read...

 

November 6, 2008

Get out there and play. Explore your artistic side this weekend at the Family Days: Find Your Voice event at the Museum of Contemporary Art. The event&rsquo;s activities focus on art that creates social change, says Erin Baldwin, media relations manager at the museum. Visitors can create peace panels and political posters, while kids can design their own works of art on the education center&rsquo;s wall. Read...

 

Proton Therapy Center planned

A new approach to treating pediatric cancer will be available in several years, with the construction of a proton therapy center Read...

 

Risky texting on the go

Experts are warning about the dangers of texting at inappropriate times, a trend leading to accidents Read...

 

Prescription drugs pose dangers to children

Teen drug use is on the decline, but prescription medications continue to be a dangerous threat to teenagers Read...

 

Get involved in school

As a busy, working mother, I know how hard it can be to find the time to lend a helping hand at my son&rsquo;s elementary  Read...

 

Chicago rounds up after-school activities

Bright, colorful and easy to navigate, afterschoolchicago.org is a one-stop resource for parents and students stuck Read...

 
 





 
 
 
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