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June 2011

Up for debate: E-books or traditional books?

Never heard of transliteracy? It's a vital skill for 21st century kids, and e-books can help them develop it.

Kayaking in Chicago, kiddie-style

Imagine getting a view of the Chicago skyscape from a duck’s perspective. That is what participants in a kayaking tour of the Chicago River can expect.

A tough sell at first, yoga for kids taking off at Humboldt Park studio

With a $25,000 grant, one Chicago woman is introducing yoga - for free - to city kids and families.

Devin Hester and son stroll Chicago’s lakefront

One thing we really enjoy doing with Devin is walking along the lake on Lakeshore Drive. You see the entire world go by, and Devin points to just about everything in his sight.

Ethiopian dining is made for kids

Psst. Want your kids to try new foods? Let them eat with their hands.

No fireworks, but more kid-friendly bites at Taste of Chicago

The Playground—a kids’ area complete with a giant sandbox and special activities - is a new addition to the Taste this year.

Rediscover Chicago at Doubletree Magnificent Mile

My family took advantage of the “Doubletree in 3-D” package on a recent weekend and saw the city from a whole new viewpoint.

California raisin peanut butter spread

Just two tablespoons make a quick, healthy snack if theres a jar of this spread in the fridge.

How to pack snacks for every type of summer vacation

Whether you travel by plane, train or automobile, summer is the time many of you take a break from your routine. But you can you still keep the family reasonably nourished, no matter how you travel.

Your guide to the ultimate summer sleepover in Chicago

Stock some extra pillows, grab some Tylenol and get a head start with these tested tips for surviving a pre-teen sleepover.
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9 Indoor Water Parks Near Chicago

Get to these water parks in 3 hours or less.

How We’re Raising Kids Who Care Today

Generation Alpha is already leading the conversation.

Real Life: Val Warner

"The balancing act is the toughest part."

How to Address Racism in Kids’ Books and Movies

Talk about the racism with your kids, too.