Labor Day Weekend Events

 Posted by on August 31, 2016
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Labor Day Weekend Events

This weekend is the Naperville Last Fling with a carnival and more, Jazz Festival in the city, Home Depot whiteboard workshop, there are movies under the stars, and celebrate the end of the summer with live music. Monday is free day at the Shedd, there’s a parade in Naperville, and a family field day. From … Read on »

Theater for Kids: Fall-Winter Guide

 Posted by on August 29, 2016
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Theater for Kids: Fall-Winter Guide

We’ve got you covered with the best live theater options in our area, featuring everything from Broadway in Chicago to your local neighborhood show, sponsored by Bright Lights Theatre. Bright Lights Theatre is a children’s theatre company that offers educational classes and produces full-scale musical productions for students 6 – 18. Our mission is to provide quality theatrical … Read on »

Do You Pay Your Babysitter Enough?

 Posted by on August 25, 2016
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Do You Pay Your Babysitter Enough?

My husband and I decided to hire a paid babysitter for the first time last week. We’d made it a surprisingly long time without one, so I wasn’t sure: How much should you pay your babysitter? I turned to friends (including parents with kids of all ages and a few childcare pros) for advice. They gave me a lot of … Read on »

Weekend Events: August 26-28, 2016

 Posted by on August 24, 2016
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Weekend Events: August 26-28, 2016

Join the Children’s Theatre of Western Springs’ Season Kickoff Party on Saturday, August 27th 10:00am-noon. FREE comedy magic show by Frankie Ace and snow-cones! Learn about classes with our award winning-faculty, how to be in shows like Alice in Wonderland, Elf, play theatre games and MUCH more. The whole family is welcome. 4384 Hampton Ave., … Read on »

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British Swim School at Yorktown Center in Lombard

Summer may be over, but we’re still swimming! Dive in with British Swim School… They are hosting an event at Yorktown Center in Lombard on September 24-25, 2016 with giveaways and pictures with their mascot by the Center Court Fountain. They will be there from 11am to 4pm both days with swag such as branded chip clips, goody bags … Read on »

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New Park! Owen's Playground in Downers Grove

Owen’s Playground behind Hillcrest Elementary School in Downers Grove opened last Wednesday, August 17. Erin, a Kidlist reader, emailed me this morning with photographs of her daughter playing there and it looked so cool that we had to check it out. The playground is so big that I had a hard time framing it all … Read on »

Apple Picking: U-Pick Near Chicago

 Posted by on August 21, 2016
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Apple Picking: U-Pick Near Chicago

There are so many great apple picking orchards within an hour and a half of our area! Some have activities, stores and food and others offer a more calm, farm experience. New this year: a map! The map below shows the locations of each orchard so you can easily see where they are while deciding … Read on »