Read Across America Events to Celebrate Dr. Seuss

Thursday, March 2 is the birthday of Dr. Seuss! To celebrate his books and encourage reading, numerous Read Across America events are taking place across the country. This is the 20th year of Read Across America Day, which was started by the National Education Association (NEA). Have fun with the wacky rhymes of Dr. Seuss at these events in the western…

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Blue Man Group with Kids

I first took my son to see Blue Man Group when he was five and it was highly entertaining for both of us. It has been a while since we saw the show and we were invited to see their updated performance last week. Compared to a few years ago, there were more children in the audience, which points to…

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Weekend Events: February 24-26, 2017

LEGO Batman Movie Days continues this weekend at LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Schaumburg. My kids really got into the scavenger hunt in the first room, where you look for Batman minifigures next to a letter. Then you unscramble the letters to reveal a message. Batman is tucked by the water table upstairs if you want to take a picture with…


Sensory-Friendly Events: Movies, Shows, Play Times, and More

Sensory-friendly events make it easier to get in on the fun for kids with autism or who have other special needs. What do these events look like? At a movie or play, the sound is softer, the lights stay on, and the audience can move around and chat. Other venues host sensory-friendly play hours without background music and other distractions. Check out our full list,…


Live Theater for Kids: Spring 2017

The spring season brings a fabulous line-up of new shows to see with the family. From big city productions to small theater groups right in your neighborhood, there’s plenty of wonderful options that the whole family will enjoy. We’ve formatted our list by shows that feature a cast of adult performers versus ones that feature children only. Either way, taking your kids…


Summer Camps for Kids in the Western Suburbs

It’s time to register for summer camps! In this guide you will find camps for all ages toddler through teen and activities, including dance, gymnastics, STEM, engineering, science, nature, art, cooking, theater, soccer, football, tennis, lacrosse, golf, volleyball, ecology, archeology, history, baking, cake decorating, crafts, reading, voice, music, games, field trips, and outdoor adventures. Choose from the best summer camps in the western suburbs!…


Weekend Events + Presidents’ Day: February 17-20, 2017

This weekend marks the beginning of LEGO Batman Movie Days at LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Schaumburg. No extra tickets are required to enjoy LEGO Batman™-inspired LEGO build activities, go on a Batman-themed scavenger hunt, and take photos with LEGO Batman™ himself. There are other great things going on this weekend as well… theater for kids, family movie nights, daddy daughter…