Family Days at Chicago Museums and Other Attractions

There's no better time to visit local museum, park or other attraction than on kids' day!

Real Life: Lucy Knisley

This acclaimed graphic novelist and Evanston mom opens up about motherhood. Plus she has a great new middle grade book out now.

Why Third Grade is an Important Year for Students 

Learn why parents and schools must work together before, during and after this critical grade to ensure the academic success of their students.
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Things to Do

Family-Friendly Breweries in Chicago and the Suburbs

Looking for a fun evening out with the family? Get a drink at one of these places.

Kid-Friendly Brunch Spots in Chicagoland

Want to enjoy a mid-morning meal with the whole family at a fun spot in Chicago or the suburbs? Look at this list of places to try out.

Where to Watch Your Favorite Childhood Cartoons

Binge these nostalgic shows!

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Latest Issue: July/August 2022

Our latest issue offers facts on the gun violence epidemic in America and what parents can do to protect their kids. Plus, back-to-school traditions to try this year, plenty of things to do with kids before school ends and much more.

Talking about Race with Kids Guide

Here are some tips on having that conversation on race and racism with your kids.

Parenting

Special Needs Activities for Chicago Families

Enjoy some sensory-friendly fun in the city and surrounding areas.

Sensory-Friendly Attractions and Activities in Chicagoland

Plan your family's fun at these attractions, playgrounds, theatres and venues for children with special needs.

The Current CDC Vaccine Schedule for Children

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has listed their 2022 vaccine guidelines.

Back to School Traditions Worth Starting

Get excited for back to school with these traditions.
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Education

What Parents Need to Know About Monkeypox

Monkeypox isn't currently a big risk for kids but parents should keep it on their radar.

Best Kids’ Swimming Classes in Chicago and the Suburbs

Want to get your child comfortable in the water, then check out one of these great swimming classes in Chicagoland.

10 Ways to Raise a Child Who Loves to Read

Extra, extra, read all about it!

How to Start a Summer Book Club for Kids

Book clubs are the perfect way for kids to socialize with friends while encouraging a love of reading.

Does the PSAT Really Matter?

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SUMMER FUN

Outdoor Attractions for Chicago Families

Make the most of a beautiful day at these fun, local attractions.

Berry Picking Farms Near Chicago

Pick your way through these awesome spots worth the drive from Chicagoland.

Exhilarating Midwest Outdoor Adventures to Try This Summer

Crank up the fun as a family with these exciting experiences worth the drive.

Cool Places to Travel with Your Kids Before School Starts

From Kings Island to Medusa's Slidewheel and more, here a few last-minute excursions to enjoy with the kids before the new school year.