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Jump for Joy, a dance class sponsored by the Evanston Dance Ensemble, offers free physical exercise and dance education to children who, organizers say, might be lost in an ordinary class. more

Sep 2, 2009 11:21 AM Chicago Parent Archives

Karate and other martial arts can be especially effective training tools for children with disabilities. more

Sep 2, 2009 11:15 AM Chicago Parent Archives

Staying in shape is a good idea for all kids (and parents, too) but may have a particularly beneficial effect on children more

Sep 2, 2009 11:15 AM Chicago Parent Archives

The good news is infants won’t be irrevocably damaged by spending some time in front of a television. more

Sep 2, 2009 10:57 AM Chicago Parent Archives

Calvin Weston Dykes is in pictures. A lot of them. more

Sep 2, 2009 10:57 AM Chicago Parent Archives

Paddle along the Chicago River with your family to see a different side of Chicago. more

Sep 1, 2009 6:38 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Dan Zanes, former frontman of the '80s garage-pop band the Del Fuegos, now heads the group Dan Zanes and Friends, recently he took some time to discuss his latest project with Chicago Parent. more

Sep 1, 2009 6:38 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Wacky pirate cruises provide family fun and plenty of Chicago arrrchitecture more

Sep 1, 2009 6:38 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Shedd Aquarium's newly remodeled Oceanarium opened May 22 with a Polar Play Zone, stimulating exhibits and a brand-new dolphin show. more

Sep 1, 2009 6:38 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Some kids (and parents) spend their afternoons and weekends on the couch playing a flight simulator game. more

Sep 1, 2009 6:33 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Nervous about dropping your kids off at school for the first time? Worried if they'll be able to handle the strange environment without mom and dad alongside? more

Sep 1, 2009 3:37 PM Education & Workshops

You cant be in the classroom with your kids all the time, but experts say that the sooner you get personally involved in your child's schooling, the better. more

Sep 1, 2009 3:37 PM Education & Workshops

Baby beluga in the deep blue sea—or rather, the Icy North where you’ll find the whales when Shedd Aquarium more

Sep 1, 2009 3:06 PM Chicago Parent Archives

The good news is infants won’t be irrevocably damaged by spending some time in front of a television. more

Sep 1, 2009 2:47 PM Chicago Parent Archives

When Jamie Rivers awoke on March 9, 2006, he was a Detroit Red Wing. more

Sep 1, 2009 2:46 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Does your child draw a crowd with his or her flame-colored locks? more

Sep 1, 2009 2:39 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Maan Nabong readies the CD player. "OK, ready?" the dance instructor asks her class. "Five, six, seven, eight ..." more

Sep 1, 2009 2:39 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Thrift store owners can breathe a little more easily. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has clarified more

Sep 1, 2009 2:06 PM Chicago Parent Archives

With the economy in the gutter, unemployment at record heights and your 401k reading more a like horror novel, the kids’ summer camp might seem in jeopardy this year. But with proper planning and prudence, you can preserve this childhood experience. more

Sep 1, 2009 2:05 PM Chicago Parent Archives