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Gifts for the Holidays: Buggaloop

Buggaloop is our new favorite board game! Combining a board game with a Hexbug makes it so fun and exciting. And it’s a game that multiple age groups equally enjoy, which makes it a hit around here.   The object of the game is to move your three bugs across the game board to safety on the other side. A…


Lauren Hunt, Wealth Manager in Western Springs IL

Kidlist welcomes Lauren Hunt of Pinnacle Financial Group as a sponsor. Not only is Lauren a local mom of young children, she is a warm, friendly and intelligent wealth manager! I’m looking forward to sharing her insight and talents with all of you. Lauren enjoys helping families feel more confident about their financial future. She offers clients a variety of…


Gifts for the Holidays: Shadow Launcher + Giveaway

We are so excited about this cool new remote control vehicle from Air Hogs. The Shadow Launcher has doors on the top that pop open to reveal and launch a helicopter! The way this ultimate 2 in 1 toy functions is amazing. The remote control has 4 AA batteries (not included), which then charges the helicopter. When you place the helicopter…


Review: Adventure Stage Chicago’s “New Kid”

My son and I went to see the opening of New Kid this afternoon at the Vittum Theater in Chicago. It was brilliantly creative and I couldn’t wait to tell all of you about it. We both really enjoyed it for so many reasons! Presented by Adventure Stage Chicago and North Park University’s Department of Theatre and Performance Studies, New…


Upcoming Productions at The Children’s Theatre of Western Springs

Kidlist welcomes The Children’s Theatre of Western Springs as a new sponsor! I’m really excited about sharing everything the theatre has to offer. Their productions are wonderful and we have really enjoyed them as a family. How cool is it that we have such a long-standing, internationally recognized theatre so close with fantastic and artistic shows for children! This fall, The…


DuPage Children’s Museum Reopens Saturday, September 19

I’m excited to announce that the DuPage Children’s Museum in Naperville is reopening this Saturday, September 19, 2015! I had the opportunity to check it out this evening to see how the museum was rebuilt after the unfortunate flood about eight months ago. Out of this terrible disaster came great things! The museum incorporated many comments and suggestions when they…


Adventure To Santa Experience at Oakbrook Center: CLOSED

Please note that Oakbrook Center no longer does Adventure to Santa. Reservations are now open for DreamWorks Animation’s Adventure to Santa – a state-of-the-art “Shrektacular” holiday cottage, complete with a journey to the North Pole. Back for its second year after popular demand, Adventure to Santa is coming back to Oakbrook Center November 7 through December 24, 2015. This experience blends the…


Dance Instructors at Jo’s Footwork Studio

As Jo’s Footwork begins its 32nd dance season this September, they are very excited with the return and addition of new instructors to their tot/preschool and kindergarten dance program. These instructors have more than just dance in their background – they are passionate, caring and look to inspire your little dancers to enjoy and learn movement. Jo’s is delighted to…


Southwest Suburban Children’s Choir

Do you find your child singing throughout their day or making up their own tunes? Or do you have a child who has trouble expressing herself or could use a confidence boost? Maybe you want your child to experience the community and team building sports have to offer, but athletics don’t interest him? Children’s Choir may be just what you…


How to Help Your Music Student to Enjoy Practicing

Kidlist welcomes Katie Mattix, Director of Mattix Music Studio as a guest contributor Everyday around the world, parents are nagging kids to practice their musical instruments and kids are fighting back, dragging their feet and thinking wistfully about the activities they would rather be doing. I have a secret. It doesn’t have to be that way. Practicing doesn’t have to…


Kids’ Free Days at Brookfield Zoo

Those looking for one last adventure before the kids start the new school year can head to Brookfield Zoo and receive FREE admission for children ages 11 and under on August 10, 11, and 12, 2015. (Admission for adults and parking fees still apply.) Families that have not been able to visit the zoo this summer can still see some…


Dance Class Open House, Registration and Discount

Jo’s Footwork Studio is having their Open House and In Person Registration Days. This weekend as well as next week at Studio I on the second floor of 1500 Walker Street in Western Springs. Here are the dates and times: Saturday, August 8, 10am – 2pm Thursday, August 13, 3pm – 7pm Friday, August 14, 10am – 2pm Saturday, August…