Fall 2007

Going Places

Art for all

If you want to introduce your child to art, but think a place like the Art Institute of Chicago is off limits to young kids, think again. Read...

 

A living legend

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow comes to life at Buckley Homestead in Lowell, Ind.  Read...

 

Follow the yellow brick road

I head off to see the wizard every year, but unfortunately (or maybe fortunately) I’m not trapped in a twister and landing on the yellow brick road. Instead, my family and I hop in the car and drive to the Porter County Fairgrounds for the Wizard of Oz Festival. This family-friendly event will have you clicking your ruby red slippers in no time. Read...

 

An apple a day

Forget keeping the doctor away. Whether you pick your apples at an orchard or buy them locally grown at the store, this autumn treat is so delicious that your kids won’t even suspect the health benefits. Read...

 

Climb Chicago

Are your kids budding gymnasts? Or maybe they’re just constantly bouncing off the walls. Either way, here are 10 fun places for kids to climb around Chicago that will help release some of that pent-up, back-to-school energy. Read...

 

Secrets, shops and a strange spy store

If your kids love mysteries, they’ll love the Centuries & Sleuths Bookstores, 7419 W. Madison St., Forest Park, (708) 771-7243.  Read...

 

Our favorite fall fruit

Did you know that the pumpkin is actually a squash? We often associate pumpkins solely with Halloween festivities, so read on to learn some fascinating facts about this round, orange and oh-so-carveable symbol of autumn. Read...

 

The art of carving

Cut the top off the pumpkin with a straight edge knife (a parent job). Cut the lid at an angle so the outside diameter is larger than the inside—this will keep the top from falling into the pumpkin. Read...

 

READER TO READER

What is your secret to a sucessful day trip? Read...

 
 





 
 
 
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