2009 December

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It's a wrap: Cheerful alternatives to wrapping paper

If we're being honest, the entire concept of wrapping paper is pretty bizarre. So why not chuck your rolls for some of these creative alternatives? Read...

 

New Year's Eve around the world

Let's face it: New Year's Eve is chock full of grown-up fun. But how to make it appropriate for kids -- and early bedtimes? Meredith Sinclair to the rescue, with ideas to turn your New Year's Eve into a family-friendly event, with homemade ice cream, creative noisemakers and (gasp!) some learning! Read...

 

The world is her stage: Goodman Theatre and Make-a-Wish Foundation team up for Frankfort teen

All Maria Stavropoulos has ever wanted to do is act. So when the Goodman Theatre offered the Frankfort teen a walk-on role in last weekend's Sunday matinee of "A Christmas Carol," she was more than ready for her stage debut.  Read...

 

More than 50 million blinds recalled

The federal government and the window industry recalled more than 50 million Roman-style shades and blinds because of the strangulation risk posed by the cords. Read...

 

Video | Ballerina for a day at the Dance-Along Nutcracker

Hundreds of girls in tutus sashayed, curtsied and pliéd their way through a holiday classic at the eight annual Dance-Along Nutcracker. Read...

 

Some germs may be good for kids in the long run, study finds

A new study about the long-term benefits of relatively harmless, everyday germs may have parents thinking twice before slathering their kids with antibacterial soap. Read...

 

Video | The kids of 'A Christmas Carol'

The Goodman Theatre's production of "A Christmas Carol" has been a Chicago holiday tradition for more than three decades. So we sat down with four kids in the cast to talk about what this family favorite means to them -- and what's on their holiday wish list. Read...

 

Why we love 'A Christmas Carol' -- especially this year

More than 150 years after its publication, "A Christmas Carol" remains woven into our seasonal psyche. Here's a look at the story itself and a sit-down with four kids from the Goodman Theatre's production to talk about what this holiday classic means to them.  Read...

 

Revamped fire safety exhibit opens at Chicago Children's Museum

Seven years after it first opened, "Play it Safe," the Chicago Children's Museum's fire safety exhibit, has reopened with a renewed focus on interactive learning. Read...

 
 







 
 
 
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