2009 February

Chicago Parent magazine

Feb. 19, 2009

Get out there and play. Walk like an Egyptian down to the Oriental Institute Museum Sunday from 1-4 p.m. for the Mysteries and Mummies event. Use your super sleuth skills and check out ancient Egypt with films—including “Mummies Made in Egypt”—tour the ancient Egyptian Gallery and take a self-guided treasure hunt. Learn to write your name in hieroglyphs and make a souvenir that looks like it’s straight from ancient Egypt. Read...

 

Feb. 12, 2009

Get out there and play. Even though most of the snow has melted, your family can still play in the cold white stuff this weekend. The city of Chicago and the Mayor’s Office of Special Events hosts the Inaugural Snow Days Chicago through Monday with plenty of man-made mountains of snow for snow sculpting, snowboarding demonstrations and dog sled racing. Read...

 

Feb. 5, 2009

Get out there and play. Your little leapers love jumping and hopping all over the house. Hone in on their frog-like play by making a visit to Amazing Amphibians, the new exhibit at the Notebaert Nature Museum, opening this Saturday. Not only will they learn about frogs, they’ll discover a world of salamanders, toads and other amphibians. Read...

 

School choice: What to look for

It's never an easy choice. This is a partnership you'll be stuck in for years so it's natural to feel nerve-wracked. Read...

 

More parents delaying kids' dental visits

One in three children have not seen a dentist in more than a year and about 52 million hours of school are missed each  Read...

 

New bandage stops bleeding fast

A new kind of bandage can help kids who suffer from chronic nosebleeds. BloodSTOP looks like a gauze bandage Read...

 

Study recommends against Vicks VapoRub

Even though most of this generation’s parents were raised on Vicks VapoRub, a new study recommends against Read...

 

FDA issues black box warning on two asthma drugs

The FDA has ruled that two asthma medications, Serevent and Foradil, have risks that far outweigh their benefits Read...

 

Crib recalled after slats break

Jardine cribs are being recalled because the crib slats can break, creating a gap and causing an entrapment Read...

 
 







 
 
 
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