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Volunteering with Kids in the Western Suburbs

Volunteering with kids is such a worthwhile way to connect as a family. Children can see the impact of their hard work, and make a difference in the lives of others. Parents help foster the importance of giving back and teaching gratitude for their own blessings. These wonderful organizations throughout the western suburbs are working towards bettering the lives of community…


Tackle These Indoor Rock Climbing Walls in Chicagoland

Indoor rock climbing is great for kids! It helps develop physical skills, cognitive skills, courage, and confidence. Not to mention, climbing things is all sorts of fun. That’s why we rounded up all the indoor rock climbing destinations in Chicagoland, from the city proper to the suburbs. It’s never too early to start rocking climbing: many locations accept children as…


Get Your Spook On! Family-Friendly Halloween Events in the West Suburbs

We have rounded up family-friendly Halloween events in the western suburbs for you and your family to enjoy this boo-tiful Halloween season. October is full of fun activities including hayrides, pumpkins, movies, stories, treats, games, and more. The Halloween events below are a great opportunity to use those costumes more than once and celebrate the season all month long! This…


Haunted Houses and Haunted Forest Walks in Chicago’s West Suburbs

Enjoy getting your spook on with these haunted hayrides, haunted walks, and haunted houses! We witch you a Happy Halloween! We have included websites for parents to check out; please make sure your fang-tastic activity is appropriate for your child’s age, and call the event planners if you have any questions. This article is sponsored by the Oak Brook Park…


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…


Indoor Swim Lessons in the Western Suburbs

Even though summer is ending, fun in the pool doesn’t have to! If your children are anything like mine, their confidence in the water grew exponentially over the summer. We’d love to keep that momentum going throughout the school year. These facilities in the western suburbs all offer indoor swim lessons. 6 months old seemed to be the most common…


Classes for Little Kids 0-5 Years Old

Parents with young children ages 0–5 years old are often looking for classes to keep kids active, learning, exploring and engaging with other children. With countless classes offered for children at this stage in life, there’s something for everyone! Children can make new friends, and parents can meet and connect with other parents in this same stage of life. Check out…


Tutoring Services in the Western Suburbs of Chicago

The new school year has begun! Your child may be interested in an extra challenge, or you might find he or she is frustrated by the work they are doing. Problems with study skills, organization and time management can also hinder success. There are quite a few tutoring options available in the western suburbs for some extra help. Here are…


2018 Fall Festivals and Oktoberfests in the Western Suburbs

As summer heat turns to crisp autumn air, fall festivals and Oktoberfests spring up across Chicago’s western suburbs! These family-friendly events usually feature seasonal fun (think hayrides, pumpkin patches, and cups of steaming cider) as well as fest favorites such as rides, live music, and food trucks. Oktoberfests add a German twist with traditional food, music, and the chance to…


Volleyball for Kids: Leagues, Classes, Camps

Is your child interested in learning more about volleyball? Whether kids are learning for the first time or improving fundamental skills, there are quite a few opportunities for kids to play volleyball! Check out these classes and clinics — as well as more competitive leagues. Ages range from preschool all the way into high school. This article is sponsored by…


Yoga Classes for Kids in the Southwest Suburbs

Yoga classes for kids are a great way for children to foster confidence and accomplishment — and maybe become more calm and focused, too. Kids’ yoga classes are popping up all the suburbs. Many studios hold a monthly kids’ yoga session or a mom-and-mini session. Some studios offer ongoing kids’ sessions that can purchased in class bundles. If you are…


31 Kid-Friendly August Events: Western Suburbs Edition

For some, the end of summer is a mad dash to fit in every ounce of summer fun possible before the school year starts. For others, just about everything on our summer bucket list has been checked off, and we’re running out of things to do! No matter what category you relate to, Kidlist has you covered with kid-friendly events…