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Kids Basketball: Teams and Skill Building

This great list of options for kids basketball is sponsored by Breakaway Basketball. Breakaway Basketball is the leader in basketball skill development for players in first through twelfth grade. They are the largest skill development company in Illinois, servicing over 6,000 players a year and partnering with over 150 teams to provide in-season skill development training. They offer year-round group…

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Arcades and Laser Tag in the South Suburbs of Chicago

Arcades and laser tag venues are a great destination for family fun—because the adults can play, too! As kids get older, these are also great activities for groups of friends to do together for a special outing or birthday. To find a spot near you, check out our round-up of where to find arcades and laser tag in Chicago’s south…

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Top 10 Ways to Prepare for Family Photo Sessions

Kidlist welcomes Michele of Michele K Photography as a guest contributor today, a child and family portrait photographer located in Elmhurst and serving the entire Chicagoland area. She has some great tips for all of us as we prepare for family photo sessions. 1. Coordinate your attire Stay away from “matchy-matchy” outfits and instead create harmony with colors and patterns…

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Places With Water to Cool Off on These Hot September Days

Wow, has it been hot outside. Thankfully, there are quite a few places with water to cool off on these hot September days! We have listed all that we could find still open and if you hear of more, let us know. It’s so nice to live in an area that provides for our kids (and I might have to…


Indoor Swim Lessons

Summer is ending, but indoor swim lessons help kids stay pool-savvy all year long! I did swim lessons with my son when he was about 18 months old. Even though he wasn’t really learning how to swim, it helped him feel comfortable in the water—and oh man, did he nap well afterwards! (We recently listed five reasons to stay in…


Weekend Events in the Western Suburbs: September 22-24, 2017

There are some great fests, movies, fishing, runs, car shows, farmers markets, hands-on science and art, and more this weekend! Goldfish Glen Ellyn is having a Back to School Party with swimming and games. It’s only $5 per person, with a $15 family maximum, and swimmers sporting school attire receive free admission! The first Kidlist event at Stix & Stones…


Weekend Events in the Southwest Suburbs: September 22-24, 2017

This weekend there are fishing days, farm tours, days of play, Fall Fun Fest at the children’s museum, Harvest Festival in Palos, a fitness run/walk, and more! Family-Friendly Weekend Events All of the event titles, dates, times, and towns are listed. If you would like more information, simply click on the the event title. Please note that the weekend events…


Indoor Play Areas in the Southwest Suburbs

There are indoor play areas all over the south suburbs… if you know where to look! We’ve rounded up all the places you can head inside to play when it’s too hot out, too cold out, or you just want to mix up your routine a bit. Indoor Play Areas in the Southwest Suburbs Chuck E. Cheese’s 16090 Harlem Avenue…