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October 2012

An ode to little girls and superheroes

All it takes is a cape, a logo and a catchy name for Sarah to become a superhero for the afternoon.

Chicago Art Institute’s Thorne Rooms exhibit is great for kids

Travel around the country and through time through 68 miniature rooms.

Spooky science fun at Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry

Make slime, dissect eyeballs, smash pumpkins and more during this fun Halloween series.

Nutrition website sets standards for healthier kids’ menus

Can restaurants help stem the childhood obesity epidemic and do their part to keep our kids healthy?

Harold and the Purple Crayon comes to Chicago

The show will be the premiere performance in the theater's first permanent home.

Chicago professor builds a school in Haiti

Chicago mom and DePaul professor believes the best way to help Haiti is by educating its children.

Families trade homemade goods at Chicago Food Swap

With money removed from the picture, a food swap gives cooks and gardeners a chance to be inspired by their neighbors.

Chicago theater hosts free Halloween fun

Raven Theatre's Boo HaHa includes bounce houses, trick-or-treating, theater games and more.

Behind the scenes video from our October photo shoot

Take a peek at the making of our October 2012 cover and feature spread.

How to get your kids to watch better TV

Finding educational TV shows for your kids is easy — just look to the internet.
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The Delta Variant: What Parents Should Know

A Q&A with a Chicago infectious disease expert on the Delta variant.