2011 November


Chicago Parent & ALEX Toys are sponsoring an afternoon of fun and entertainment at the Wonder! store in Deerfield, Sunday Dec. 4, 12-3 p.m. more

Dec 1, 2011 10:55 AM Chicago Parent Archives

Chicago is a diverse city, with many people speaking languages that their children's teachers don't understand. The awkward solution is that kids end up translating meetings about their own performance. Linda Lutton at WBEZ ran a story this week on a program in Little Village that fits student translators with parents and teachers who need them. She graciously gave Chicago Parent permission to post her story. more

Nov 30, 2011 10:39 AM Chicago Parent Archives

Ah, the beautiful mannequins representing The Nutcracker Ballet. Wait, they're moving. Wait, they're dancing. Wait, they're dancing The Nutracker! In the display windows! more

Nov 29, 2011 11:51 AM Chicago Parent Archives

Waiting for the NBA to start playing? Spend some time this month in the family-friendly confines of the Chicago Steam. more

Nov 29, 2011 11:13 AM Chicago Parent Archives

Meredith Sinclair took her youngest to experience the magic of this perennial holiday favorite. more

Nov 28, 2011 1:08 PM Chicago Parent Archives

The Field Museum has more than 200 scientists - who work both in Chicago and around the world. This new exhibit shows how they're trying to impact everything from bird deaths in Chicago to conservation in Madagascar. more

Nov 28, 2011 12:13 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Chicago Parent met up with Next Big Thing finalist Shealeigh at the Radio Disney Concert the weekend before Thanksgiving. When Emma and Grace DeCarlo (15 and 13, respectively) talked to her, there were still three people in the running. On Friday, it was announced that Shealeigh and Zack Montana were the final two. Here's our talk with the very exhuberant performer. more

Nov 28, 2011 10:32 AM Chicago Parent Archives

A new baby girl western lowland gorilla born at the Lincoln Park Zoo on Nov. 16 was found dead in its mother's arms Friday morning. more

Nov 25, 2011 1:58 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Nov 22, 2011 12:01 PM Stuff We Love

A new baby girl western lowland gorilla has come into the world - the first of this critically endangered species to be born at the zoo since 2005. more

Nov 21, 2011 3:54 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Sometimes you've just gotta get out ON Thanksgiving. Here's a list of six places to go. more

Nov 21, 2011 3:00 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Doug Matthews and have started a new tradition - celebrate Thanksgiving BEFORE Christmas. more

Nov 21, 2011 1:59 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Nov 18, 2011 5:18 PM Stuff We Love

Nov 18, 2011 3:56 PM Stuff We Love

China Anne McClain and her sisters, Sierra and Lauryn at Block 37 Friday, Nov. 18. more

Nov 17, 2011 4:27 PM Chicago Parent Archives

A group of Oak Park moms have started and organization, and have come up with a calendar of community service projects, to teach their kids how to give back. more

Nov 17, 2011 1:49 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Childproofing the house for tiny holiday visitors can be quick and easy. Pediatric and baby-proofing experts along with savvy moms weigh in with tips. more

Nov 17, 2011 1:26 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Chicago Children's Theatre is everywhere with it's current production of Goodnight Moon, but we found a more up-to-date parody that we think might (sadly?) be a more realistic depiction. more

Nov 16, 2011 11:26 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Tripping tellingly down the trail of trite tropes, three pterodactyls tripped over their tired tongues. It's National Tongue Twister Day! more

Nov 7, 2011 2:54 PM Chicago Parent Archives

How do you handle family drama at the holidays (and keep it from impacting the kids)? more

Nov 7, 2011 1:07 PM General Parenting