Articles by Annie Tandy



Rising Stars Show Choir Summer Camp

Do you have a child that is interested in music, dance, and performance? Rising Stars® is offering week-long summer show choir camps for ages 3 through high school! They have hosted over 20 years of summer camps and are excited to continue offering this opportunity to kids from more than 40 different schools in the western suburbs. This post is sponsored by…


New Playgrounds

It’s so exciting when there are new playgrounds on the horizon! We have amazing parks systems and park districts in the west and southwest suburbs, many of whom are planning some great new spaces for our children. Here are the locations you can look forward to checkin out in the near future! We also included information from the past year…


Amazing Arachnids Coming to Brookfield Zoo

This summer, you can have an aMAZEing time weaving your way through a new temporary exhibit at Brookfield Zoo—Amazing Arachnids. The interactive and engaging experience, which opens May 26 and continues through September 3, features two components: Art and Science of Arachnids and Mission Safari Maze. Kidlist will be checking it out before the opening to share inside info with…


Spring Mini Sessions by EsteeG Photography

Lilacia Park in Lombard is beautiful in the spring. What a perfect spot for Spring Mini Sessions! This session announcement is sponsored by EsteeG Photography. EsteeG Photography will once again be offering Spring Mini Sessions at Lilacia Park in Lombard and this time on there are two days from which to choose! Send Esther an e-mail at esteegphotography@yahoo.com to book…


Bird Haven Greenhouse and Pilcher Park Nature Center

Looking for a change of scenery? Check out the Bird Haven Greenhouse & Conservatory and Pilcher Park Nature Center! The bird breeder that raised our lovebird, Kiwi, is in Joliet so we made a duel trip to enjoy the area. (Click here to see our cute little bird on Instagram.) One of the great aspects of Pilcher Park is that there is…


Kids Theater! Curious George: The Golden Meatball

Theatreworks USA’s entertaining musical “Curious George: The Golden Meatball,” based on the books by Margret and H.A. Rey and the play owned by Universal Stage Productions, producer of “Wicked,” comes to the McAninch Arts Center (MAC) in Glen Ellyn on Saturday, April 21 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. This 50-minute musical is recommended for audiences age 4 and up….


THE WIZARD OF OZ Coming to The Chicago Theatre this May

THE WIZARD OF OZ is coming to The Chicago Theatre (175 N. State St.) from May 8 – May 20, 2018. This magical production is a celebration of the classic 1939 MGM movie, and will be presented with breathtaking special effects that will sweep audiences away, from the moment the tornado twists its way into Kansas. Featuring the classic songs,…


Kid-Friendly Things to Do in Western Springs

Western Springs is known for it’s iconic Water Tower in the center of town, an area called the Tower Green and the name Western Springs was actually named after the underground springs that were located on the south side of town. The convenient Burlington Northern train line (BNSF) that runs in front of the water tower brings everyone to the…



New Exhibit at Kohl Children’s Museum: Animal Secrets

Kohl Children’s Museum’s newest temporary exhibit, Animal Secrets, runs now through August 26, 2018 and invites children to explore many hands-on animal habitats. Discover nature from an animal’s point of view in naturalistic environments, including a meadow, woodland, cave and naturalists’ tent! This exhibit is designed for children birth through age 8 and has both English and Spanish signs and explanations….