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Dinos & Dragons at Brookfield Zoo won't disappoint more

May 3, 2017 3:32 PM Nature

New business, I am ..., is creating new opportunities for people with special needs. more

Mar 13, 2017 5:56 PM Special Needs


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New subscription boxes filled with fun for parents and kids with special needs. more

Feb 6, 2017 7:03 PM Special Needs

Toy store focused on helping families with kids with special needs more

Nov 15, 2016 9:35 PM Chicago Parent Archives

This April 26 playdate promises a day of great fun for families. more

Mar 6, 2015 8:49 PM Chicago Parent Archives

There's still time to pick up a few last-minute back-to-school items that can add a little fun to your child's day. more

Aug 19, 2014 5:11 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Autism is now hitting 1 in 68 kids, up from 1 in 88 just two years ago. Early intervention and access to services remains key for these kids, experts say. more

Mar 28, 2014 3:56 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Shedd Aquarium is reaching out to high school students interested in science with a new opportunity to help them connect with each other while learning from experts. more

Sep 19, 2013 9:25 AM Chicago Parent Archives

More than half of the children with autism spectrum disorder Suzanne Gray sees are overweight, so the special needs fitness guru took action. more

Jul 20, 2011 3:46 PM Chicago Parent Archives

The Brookfield Zoo welcome a rare antelope calf last month named Chad. more

Jul 13, 2011 4:53 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Even the show's title evokes bubbly, smile-inducing feelings, and the show's cast and production back it up with an hour-long pink-loving girl's heaven. more

Jul 6, 2011 12:30 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Tired of listening to seemingly endless bickering between your kids? Take heart—a good old-fashioned case of sibling rivalry can actually help kids' development. more

Jun 29, 2011 4:28 PM General Parenting


Courtesy Shedd Aquarium

The newest addition to Chicago's animal scene is a Pacific white-sided dolphin, born Friday morning at the Shedd Aquarium. more

Jun 3, 2011 3:23 PM Chicago Parent Archives

A Mundelein 11-year-old has won LEGOLAND Chicago's MINIMASTER Builder Competition - and he has big plans for his new title. more

May 12, 2011 1:09 PM Chicago Parent Archives

A Lakeview mom will appear on ABC's "Shark Tank" on Friday, where she will try to convince five tough-nosed entrepreneurs to help her reinvent her maternity clothes line. more

May 11, 2011 11:07 AM Chicago Parent Archives

And starting April 30, kids can get nose-to-cownose with more than 40 stingrays rays in the 16,000-gallon saltwater pool that's shallow enough to reach in. more

Apr 30, 2011 10:59 AM Chicago Parent Archives

Kids will bowl free at more than 30 Chicagoland alleys this summer. Find one near you! more

Apr 26, 2011 4:15 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Half of their dinner ends up on the floor anyway, so why pay for it? Here's a (growing) list of Chicagoland restaurants with "kids eat free" specials. more

Mar 23, 2011 1:37 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Chicago's 10th annual Money Smart Week kicks off April 2 and includes events and activities to help kids be smarter savers and spenders. more

Mar 21, 2011 1:05 PM Chicago Parent Archives


Brookfield Zoo

The 10 wild African pups born at Brookfield Zoo last fall made their public debut this week. more

Mar 15, 2011 3:35 PM Chicago Parent Archives