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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,…

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Movie Review: The LEGO Batman Movie

We laughed so hard during this movie! Make sure you’re not late to the theater because the beginning is hilarious and we found ourselves laughing throughout, but especially during the first third of the movie. Batman’s commentary and clever quips kept everyone entertained. The main theme of the movie was the need to work together. Batman consistently talks about wanting…


Nature Centers in Chicagoland: Bring the Outdoors Inside

Nature centers offer a dose of the great outdoors, even when the weather isn’t cooperating. I had no idea these existed until recently, when we were driving past the new Knoch Knolls center and stopped in to explore. Now I know the secret: nature centers are a great source of (usually free) fun in any weather! These Chicagoland nature centers that have walk-in visitor…


Crafts, Outings, and Events for Valentine’s Day

Looking for something special to do with your kids for Valentine’s Day? Here’s a roundup of our favorite crafts with photos and instructions, along with many ideas for where to go and events that will celebrate love this season.   Crafts Valentine’s Day Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers   Kid-Friendly Valentine’s Day Crafts   Valentine Surprise Cups   Events and…