August 2010

Chicago Parent

American Academy of Pediatrics launches iPhone app to check kids' symptoms

Strange symptoms? There's an app for that, courtesy of a new iPhone launch from the nation's leading group of pediatricians.  Read...

 

Computers may help with concussions

At Downers Grove South High School, all athletes undergo concussion testing, which sets a baseline in the case of a head injury down the line.  Read...

 

7 Ways to make your own back-to-school traditions

Turn a day that can be downright scary and stressful for some kids into a day of happiness and excitement for the academic year to come by creating a special family back-to-school tradition. Read...

 

Emperor's New Clothes puts new spin on classic story

Well-timed physical comedy, bright costumes and fun melodies engage young children, while the snarky lyrics and subtext will keep adults laughing.  Read...

 

From abandoned lot, a new park with creepy-crawly theme

Albany Whipple Park, previously an abandoned lot on the northwest side, is being redeveloped into an insect-themed play space that will feature a huge spider and spider web climbing structure. Read...

 

Tall ships to dock at Navy Pier

This month is the chance to see a sight hard to even imagine on the shores of Lake Michigan: 20 majestic tall ships from around the world parading toward Navy Pier. Read...

 

National Hellenic Museum premieres Percy Jackson exhibit

An exhibit exploring the mythical basis for the Percy Jackson series makes its world premiere at the National Hellenic Museum in Chicago's Greektown. Read...

 

Adler Planetarium is the place for space-crazy kids

Unlike my memories of Adler in the early 1980s, today’s Adler is a bright, fun-filled museum where we’ve spent many happy hours exploring various interactive exhibits. This year, Adler introduced two new reasons all ages can enjoy the visit. Read...

 
 



 
 
 
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