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June 2011

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

General Parenting

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. Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

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

General Parenting

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. Read more

General Parenting

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

Restaurant Picks

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

General Parenting

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

Travel

Just two tablespoons make a quick, healthy snack if there’s a jar of this spread in the fridge. Read more

Recipes

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. Read more

General Parenting

Stock some extra pillows, grab some Tylenol and get a head start with these tested tips for surviving a pre-teen sleepover. Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

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Beth Black

Devin Hester wants to show fans - and fellow dads - that for every stereotype about professional athletes as deadbeat dads, there’s one like him, who changes diapers and takes their kids to Yo Gabba Gabba! Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

Recipes

Breakfast on a camping trip is more than instant coffee and trail mix. Try these sizzling skewers for a fresh take on pigs in a blanket. Read more

Recipes

Recipes

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Liz DeCarlo

If your child is itching to make some money this summer but isn't ready to babysit or run the lawn mower, consider pet-sitting. Here's how to get started. Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

When I was in medical school, I rarely saw a child who was obese, much less one with Type 2 diabetes. Not so anymore. Read more

General Parenting

Owned and operated by Chicagoans with decades of restaurant experience, The Portage is classy while remaining friendly and accessible. Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

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Illustration by Stephanie Beischer

We all know about redshirting for college athletes - that is, sitting out during freshman year in order to be a big, bad super-senior a few years down the road. But redshirting kindergarten? Maybe. Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

"Leave No Child Inside" is the brainchild of Chicago Wilderness, an alliance of more than 200 organizations that connect people and nature. Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

If your kids can't resist slimy, sticky, messy stuff, they are absolutely going to love flubber. Read more

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