We're giving away nine copies of Rachel Baton Pine's latest CD, "Violin Lullabies". We loved sharing her story and are excited our readers will get to hear her beautiful music. We'll announce our winners on Wednesday, May 22. Good luck!
Tyler James Williams, Coco Jones and Trevor Jackson stopped by Chicago for the local premier of the new Disney Movie, "Let It Shine." ChicagoParent.com's intrepid reporters, Dixon and Delaney, took the opportunity to ask them a few questions that were on their minds... like, Is Coco now a cast member of "So Random"?
Now that the initial excitement of summer is waning, the "I'm
bored" is kicking in. If you've run out of ideas to keep the
whining at bay, we've come up with 101 things to do to fill your
lazy summer days.
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Explore Chicago's great outdoors
Set up a tent in the backyard and have a close-to-home camping
Catch fireflies, watch them glow and set them free.
Take a walk on Wooded Island (Paul H. Douglas Nature Sanctuary)
in Jackson Park. The Osaka Garden is a Zen-inspired picnic
destination. The island is just a short walk from the Museum of Science and
Attend a week-long summer camp at Cantigny Park.
Each day is filled with new adventures and discoveries. Camp runs
from June 24-28. 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton.
Walk barefoot through the grass.
Play a few rounds of frisbee golf.
Plant a flower bed or vegetable garden.
Take a family board game outside to the deck.
Watch a sunset.
Take a drive with all the windows down and take in the summer
Get a telescope and look for stars and planets.
Go to a local pond or riverwalk and feed the ducks.
Take an afternoon nap in the backyard and instead of counting
sheep, watch the clouds.