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Homeschooling in the Chicagoland Suburbs

There are a lot of opportunities that homeschoolers can benefit from in the Chicago suburbs! This guide, sponsored by the West Suburban Homeschoolers, answers some of the common questions about homeschooling. You will also find resources, groups, co-ops, classes, sports, and other activities geared towards homeschoolers! Myrza Cozzi, local mom of three, created West Suburban Homeschoolers Facebook Group to find other…

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Volleyball for Kids: Leagues, Classes, Camps

Is your child interested in learning more about volleyball? Whether kids are learning for the first time or improving fundamental skills, there are quite a few opportunities for kids to play volleyball! Check out these classes and clinics — as well as more competitive leagues. Ages range from preschool all the way into high school. This article is sponsored by…

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Yoga Classes for Kids in the Southwest Suburbs

Yoga classes for kids are a great way for children to foster confidence and accomplishment — and maybe become more calm and focused, too. Kids’ yoga classes are popping up all the suburbs. Many studios hold a monthly kids’ yoga session or a mom-and-mini session. Some studios offer ongoing kids’ sessions that can purchased in class bundles. If you are…

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Ms. Clara’s Mini Musicians, Free Classes, and Discount

Ms. Clara’s Mini Musicians offers classes for young children. She is offering a discount for Kidlist readers and there are even free classes coming up so you can check it out before signing up for the fall session! Keep reading to learn about Ms. Clara, her curriculum, the benefits to your children, and the friendships that form during class. This…


Fall Resale Guide 2018: Children’s Resales Across Chicagoland

Back to school shopping season is upon us! The cost of all those new clothes, backpacks and school supplies adds up quickly. Children’s resale events are a great way to save. Make room for all your new items by cleaning out your closets to sell or donate items you no longer need, too. (You may even find that by signing…


Sewing Classes for Kids

Having two daughters who are interested in learning to sew prompted me to do a little research on places that offer sewing classes locally. To my surprise, I found that there are many fantastic options for kids’ sewing lessons and camps all over the western suburbs of Chicago. As a result, we are all signed up for our first sewing…


Parent/Child and “Mommy and Me” Classes in the Western Suburbs

Parent/child and “mommy and me” classes offer wonderful benefits to both the child and the parent! These classes give wonderful learning opportunities for the child in gross motor and fine motor, introducing social development, and teaching to multiple intelligences. Plus . . . they are fun! Many classes offer opportunities for playgroups and meet ups on separate occasions. Some of…


Parent/Child and “Mommy and Me” Classes in the Southwest Suburbs

Parent/tot (also known as “Mommy and Me”) classes are a wonderful way to introduce your little one to the structure of a class. The environment is generally light, and filled with other parents walking the same journey. When my daughter was born, it was a great way to meet-up with mom-friends, and have our little ones experience some different activities….