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“Earth Rocks!” Concert

Cantigny Park will be rocking this year when the popular group ScribbleMonster® entertains kids and families on Sunday, April 22, at 3 pm at the “Earth Rocks” concert. Tickets for the “Earth Rocks!” concert, to be held inside the Cantigny Visitors Center, are now on sale. The cost is $5 per child with advanced purchase required. Admission is free for…


Bring Your Baby Matinees

Tara from Go West Young Mom announced that AMC and The Bump will be offering Bring Your Baby Matinees! There used to be Mommy and Me movies when my son was a baby and it’s exciting that the concept is back! Read more about it and get the details on GWYM here.


Zoo Coloring Pages

I ran across these coloring pages and wanted to pass them along for a rainy day. They are simple, bold drawings of animals… fun to color at any age! Cosley Zoo Coloring Pages


Free Zumba Class

{kidlist} reader Megan Albee is teaching a free Zumba class Wednesday, April 11 from 7-8pm at the Village Club of Western Springs. I think it’s time that I try Zumba… I have to get back in shape and it looks fun! So come hang out with me. :) You don’t have to be a Village Club member to attend the…


Purple Octopus Party

My daughter recently turned two and absolutely loves purple octopuses! I’m honestly not sure where that all started… my sister made her an octopus card for valentine’s day that said “I’m stuck on you” and she carried it around for days! (I think that was actually after she started liking octopuses but I’m not sure). Anyway, I was sure that…


Disneynature’s CHIMPANZEE Movie

My daughter absolutely loves primates! We have stood and watched them at Brookfield Zoo… I can’t tear her away. Can’t wait to see this movie! Thought you all might be interested to take your kids too. Disneynature takes moviegoers deep into the forests of Africa with “Chimpanzee,” a new True-Life Adventure introducing an adorable young chimp named Oscar and his…


Library Book Sales

There are a few libraries with book sales coming up and even more that have ongoing book sale racks with children’s book for as little as ten cents! Even if you aren’t looking to buy books, it’s great to keep in mind if you have books, music or movies to donate. Book Sales This Spring March 17-18 Helen M. Plum…


Current Values for Western Springs Water

The Director of Municipal Services said that the current numbers for key components of our water will be posted on the Western Springs website but has been working on putting the numbers in format that explains what the numbers mean and putting them in context so I requested the numbers and thought it would be faster for me to just…


Western Springs Water Update

I spoke at the Village meeting tonight and the board is going to publish a comparison between the component levels in the water before and after the change was made! It will be on the Western Springs website and I will be sure to post the information on {kidlist}. I am happy that the current information will be available and…


The Water Coming Out of the Faucet in Western Springs

There has been a lot of talk about the Reverse Osmosis (RO) System for the Western Springs Water Treatment Plant and how that affects our water quality during construction. Honestly if a preschool mom didn’t email me I don’t know when I would have heard about it. (Thanks Sarah!) I thought since all of us have young children and are…


Alternative to Tub Town

Did any of you play with Tub Town by Lakeside when you were little? I used to absolutely love that toy. My mom would suction it to the side of the tub and I could give the little people showers, have them jump off the diving board, ride up the elevator… oh the memories. :) Anyway, I periodically look for…


The Wonder Closet

Every year for Christmas little kids seems to gravitate towards one or maybe two toys while the rest sit on the sidelines. I see it happening the last couple days at our house and it reminded me of an idea my mom came up with: the wonder closet. When we were little my mom would put toys and games up…