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2012 July

Local teen takes the stage at Kidzapalooza

"Kidza" once again brings music to younger crowd this weekend

Wildlife take the gold for true Olympic feats

Did you know the spittle bug can jump 115 times higher than its body length, or that the beaked whale can hold its breath for 85 minutes? For wild animals strength, speed, agility and endurance mean more than just medals: they are a matter of survival.

A tech guide to the summer Olympics

The best sites and apps to follow all the action in London and to cheer on Team USA.

Take a break at Butterflies and Blooms

The white tent at the Chicago Botanic Garden is filled with hundreds of live butterflies of various sizes and colorings. Don't miss your chance to see the beautiful new exhibit before it flutters away.

The 5-second rule! Fact or fiction?

Don't eat that! Loyola University Health Systems medical director of the infection prevention and control program dishes on the "5-second rule" even though he's used it, too.

Film festival features international movies for kids

The International Children’s Film Festival brings your kids a taste of the world in doses they can handle: three to five minute movies.

Come sail away (or at least watch)

July weekends offer lots of chances to see some beautiful sailboats from the end of Navy Pier.

Snow Cone Maker great for hot days

Tired of the hand-cranked snow cone machines that take forever to chop up one cup? We tried out a new electric Snow Cone Maker that we just loved.

Beauty and the Beast: A perfect story told by Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Chicago Shakespeare Theater uses outstanding voices, swift choreography, dynamic costumes and computer-animated graphics to bring the enchanted world of Belle and Beast to life.

Review: Chicago broadcast museum not ready for prime time

Museum of Broadcast Communications doesn't offer much for children for the price.
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A Must Try Recipe

6 Midwest Food Trails Worth the Trip

Don't read on an empty stomach

Vacation Checklist for Kids to Help Them Pack for a Trip

Have them learn how to pack like a pro.

8 Next-Level Grilled Cheese Spots in Chicagoland

Ooey, gooey and delicious grilled cheese coming right up!

What You Need to Know about Bed-Wetting

Brought to you by UChicago Medicine and Comer Children's.

Chicago’s Preschool Application Is Open

Brought to you by Chicago Early Learning.