Play that packs more than a punch

What’s a good way to teach discipline? How about letting your kids throw left hooks and 13-punch combinations at their friends? With the Chicago Park District’s boxing program, kids train hard and play hard as they learn about commitment, discipline and confidence. Read...

 

Jump right in

Jumping rope used to be a solitary sport—rhythmic and just a tad repetitive. No longer. Limp ropes swing into perfectly paired arches with the Illinois Double Dutch League where kids jump with hands, feet and everything they’ve got.  Read...

 

Peek behind the curtain

Although going to the opera sounds like an adult-only activity, the Student Backstage Tours with the Lyric Opera of Chicago are definitely kid friendly.  Read...

 

Those boys can dance

Run. Throw. Catch. Tap? That’s right. Boys should now consider dance a valid athletic option. Despite its reputation as a "girl’s activity," dance classes are a healthy extracurricular activity, offering numerous benefits to boys, including improved athletic skills. Read...

 

Kids learn heritage through dance

Inspired by a middle school’s cultural days, a group of Darien parents borrowed a video from the library on Philippine dancing and decided to teach their kids the dance of their homeland.  Read...

 

Taking it to the streets

Everybody knows those big burly bikers are really softies at heart. Especially on Dec. 2, when they hook dolls, games and toy cars to their motorcycles and parade down Western Avenue to deliver toys for needy kids. Read...

 

Museum free days

Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum<br />1300 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago Read...

 

The tools of the trade

Your kids will be &lsquo;ew-ing,&rsquo; &lsquo;oh-ing&rsquo; and &lsquo;ah-ing&rsquo; as they view an iron lung, amputation saws and the &quot;bone crusher,&quot; which was once used to break the bones of patients. Read...

 

Island hopping

Ready to make like a polar bear and enjoy the cold weather on a winter island surrounded by water? Then dig out snowsuits, winter hats and gloves and bring the kids to Chicago&rsquo;s Northerly Island for Polar Adventure Days. Read...

 
 







 
 
 
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