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February 2012

Four Places to Leap (Year)

Some great "leap" related things to do on the 29th.

Chicago Children’s Museum Historical Characters Scavenger Hunt

At the Chicago Children's Museum, kids take part in a history scavenger hunt and chat with museum staff dressed as important Americans to learn how they shaped the current-day U.S.A.

Junior Zookeepers at Lincoln Park Zoo

third- and fourth-graders will get the full picture when they spend the day as Junior Zookeepers learning about animal training, seeing tools of the trade and experiencing what it's like to prepare meals for zoo animals.

Explore reed instruments

At "Really Resonating Reeds," members of Northwestern's saxophone ensemble and clarinet studio showcase examples of their single-reed instruments, whether big, small, high or low.

Get rid of lice without chemicals

Lice can take up an enormous amount of time and cause a lot of anxiety. Who wants a bunch of bugs crawling in their child's hair? Carrie Madej has an easier way, part of which is: let her do it.

Combining stand-up comedy with parenting

It's possible to juggle a life on stage with raising kids. We talked to four stand-up comics about how they incorporate everything into their lives.

Drop-in classes at the Lillstreet Art Center

The Lillstreet Art Center in the Ravenswood neighborhood offers creative fun for hours - for parents and kids.

3 escapes from winter blahs

Alena Murguia's recommendations for three fun, indoor things to do with your children

Breathe through the stress

Yoga instructor Susan Ginsberg helps people going through cancer and other stressful situations help themselves with a few simple techniques.

StudentsXpress helps CPS students get published

Chicago mom Rachel Switall wanted to combine motherhood with her graphic design career. The result is a newsletter by, for and about Chicago Public School kids.
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