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Regional Health, Wellness & Safety Family Fest

FREE Fest for all ages! Lots of activities (inflatables, face painting, interactive photo booth, touch a firetruck) YOUTH soccer demo at 8 am, crossfit demo at 8 am, goodies and speaker John Kass (for the parents!) The West Suburban Chamber again partners with AMITA Health and Max McCook on September 22 to offer tons of info on health, wellness and…



International Migratory Bird Day at Brookfield Zoo

Enjoy the beautiful spring weather and venture out to Brookfield Zoo for the annual International Migratory Bird Day celebration on Saturday, May 12. Each year during the migratory season, one billion birds die due to collisions with windows. Throughout the day at the zoo’s Living Coast Plaza, guests can participate in interactive and educational activities such as window artwork and…


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…


Unique Local Shop Offers Handcrafted Mattresses in the Western Suburbs

Kidlist welcomes Quality Sleep Shop as a site sponsor. Our family has bought multiple mattresses from them and not only love supporting local businesses, but think their products are wonderful. A lot of care and talent goes into each mattress they make and we recommend you check them out! There is great information in this article, including a little background…


Double J Riding Club Open House!

Double J Riding Club is welcoming everyone to an open house at our farm house on March 11th from 12-3 PM Come explore our renovated rooms for classes and camps, meet all our new animals and learn about the programs and camps we offer!


Free music class: 4 mos – 5 yrs

Free Trial Music Classes- Saturday, March 3rd 8:40 – 9:25 AM:  Munchkin Maestros  (4 – 18 mos) 9:30 – 10:25 AM: Mini Maestros (1 1/2 – 2 1/2 yrs) 10:30 – 11:25 AM:  Merry Maestros (older 2s & 3s) 11:30 – 12:20 PM:  Mighty Maestros (older 3s, 4s, & 5s)  **child-only class** Does your infant light up when you sing…


Free trial music class: 4 mos – 3 1/2 yrs

Free Trial Music Classes- Friday, March 2nd 9:00 – 9:55 AM:  Mini Maestros (1 1/2 – 2 1/2 yrs) 10:00 – 10:55 AM:  Merry Maestros (older 2s & 3s) 11:00 – 11:45 AM:  Munchkin Maestros  (4 – 18 mos) Does your infant light up when you sing or play music? Is your toddler singing along, bouncing to the beat, or…


Brookfield Zoo Sensory-Friendly Family Room and New Resource Center for Guests with Autism and Other Disabilities

The Chicago Zoological Society (CZS), which manages Brookfield Zoo, announced today that they are opening of a sensory-friendly family room as well as a new inclusion resource center at its Hamill Family Play Zoo that will help to make every family’s trip to the zoo a positive and inclusive one! The new low-sensory room offers a quiet environment for children…


Kid-Friendly Ear Piercing Places

Last week, my niece summoned all her courage and marched home from school to ask her parents the question they’d been anticipating since she started Kindergarten:  Can I get my ears pierced? It’s a rite of passage for many little girls, and it can bring both excitement and apprehension—for both the piercee and the parents! To help make your child’s…


Arcades, Game Rooms, and Laser Tag in the Western Suburbs

Press PLAY to start, and get your game on! We’ve rounded up the best local arcades, laser tag and game rooms for kids (or kids at heart) in the western suburbs of Chicago. For those of you new to the options, “game room” refers to places with arcade-type games where the player can redeem tickets for prizes after playing. This article…


Giveaway: Ms. Clara’s Mini Musicians

Ms. Clara’s Mini Musicians is perfect for infants and toddlers! They will smile, wiggle, dance, and sing at Ms. Clara’s classes and you can meet other moms and dads in the area at the same time. And she is offering to give away a $100 gift certificate to Ms. Clara’s Mini Musicians, which is good towards music classes, retail items,…