2009 May

Chicago Parent

A dad among boys

His unfocused eyes darted around from one blotch of color to the next just trying to make sense of the strange new world Read...

 

May 28, 2009

Get out there and play. Celebrate your family’s four-legged, scaly, finned and winged pals this Saturday at the 63rd Annual LaGrange Pet Parade. Families and their pets dress up in costumes and march along the parade route with marching bands, the Medinah Black Horse Troop, drill teams and the Jesse White Tumblers.  Read...

 

May 21, 2009

Get out there and play. Think—and act—like a critter with the Morton Arboretum, located at Interstate 88 and Route 53 in Lisle, as it opens its newest exhibit, Animal Houses, Friday. The exhibit showcases 11 oversized and interactive animal shelters that give your family a chance to climb, perch and explore, just like skunks, spiders and polliwogs. Read...

 

Camps let kids stand up for comedy

If you think your son or daughter is the next Chris Farley or Tina Fey, they can get training in the same place  Read...

 

May 14, 2009

Get out there and play. As you juggle to put your schedule together this weekend, pen in a trip to a circus with some positive attitude. In its eighth year, CircEsteem hosts its Spring Circus, Friday-Sunday at Truman College, 1145 W. Wilson Ave., Chicago.  Read...

 

May 7, 2009

Get out there and play. Chug into Union Station this Saturday for trains, trains and more trains at National Train Day, a celebration of, well, trains. Your little—and big—engineers can take train tours, play with model trains and participate in other train-related activities.  Read...

 

At home on the farm

Does your child think eggs come from the grocery store? That milk comes from a carton? Read...

 

Great lessons in our lakes

They are a gift to us from the last ice age, visible from space and contain 19 percent of the world’s fresh water supply. Read...

 

Can water help prevent obesity?

Water fountains and water bottles may be key tools in reducing the risk of childhood obesity.  Read...

 
 





 
 
 
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