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Best Mulch-Free Playgrounds

The results are in! You voted for the best mulch-free playgrounds in the western suburbs and we traveled around to check out your picks. Wow, are they amazing! You are going to love the colorful, mud-free surfaces. Below are photographs and descriptions of each playground so you can choose which parks to go to first! Seven Gables Park, Wheaton Owens…


Best Parks with Walking Paths

Want to take a stroller walk? Meet some friends at the park and take a walk between play breaks for the kids? We checked out all of the following playgrounds and walked for a while on the paths… wow, was it relaxing! All of the paths in this list are paved and the photographs include some of the playground equipment…


Best Parks for Toddlers

Thank you to everyone who contributed their picks for the Best Parks for Toddlers! It’s a great list of options… why not visit them all?! We checked out all of the following playgrounds so we could give you a sneak peek of what you will find there. Have another to add? We would love to hear your picks and explore those…


Meal Delivery and Travel Meals at Entrée Kitchen

Entrée Kitchen has many options to provide for your family! I am excited to tell you about two programs that I think will come in handy, especially over the summer: the Entrée Kitchen Meal Delivery Program and Travel Meals. Meal Delivery Entrée Kitchen delivers to homes, daycare centers, and community locations in addition to their corporate delivery program. You can send…


Best Doctors in the Near Western Suburbs of Chicago

Finding a healthcare provider can be so daunting! It’s a question that comes up quite a bit, so a few months ago we asked you to nominate your favorite doctors in eleven categories, including pediatrician, primary care physician, eye doctor, allergist, pediatric dentist, orthodontist, dermatologist, chiropractor, OB/GYN, midwife, and doula, then voting followed in April. The results are in – the best doctors…


Paint Pottery and Kids Pottery Classes, Workshops, and Studio Time

After having a great time at a recent Girl Scouts event at a pottery studio, I was on the lookout for more places for my daughter where she could create and learn the fundamentals of pottery! We’ve found a really nice assortment of offerings, from places where you can paint pottery, to others where kids can learn the basics of…


Best Libraries for Kids in the Western Suburbs

We asked Kidlist readers: What are the best libraries for kids in the western suburbs? And wow, there are some incredible libraries nearby, all with free, educational fun. Remember that at most libraries, you can use any local library card to check things out, so don’t be afraid to check out a new spot. Downers Grove Public Library • 1050 Curtiss Street • Downers Grove The Downers Grove…


Safety Villages and Safety Towns

Safety towns and safety villages have kid-sized buildings lining streets for them to navigate and learn about different facets of pedestrian, passenger, and at-home safety! Find a safe place for your kids (ages 4 through 10) to explore and ride along safety town roads in the great list below, sponsored by the Glen Ellyn Park District. Glen Ellyn Safety Village Spring Avenue Recreation Center, 185 Spring…


Spotlight Youth Theater Winter Registration + Discount Code

Winter registration is now open for Spotlight Youth Theater!  Classes available in an area near you: Oak Park, Elmhurst, Glen Ellyn, Naperville and more. Check out the discount code on the bottom for a special offer! Spotlight is entering its 20th year of providing kids and families with wholesome and fun Musical Theater classes and productions. Spotlight Youth Theater, the…


Where To Take Fall Family Photographs

It’s that time again: the kids are back in school, and the weather is slowly cooling. Soon the leaves will be changing and autumn will have arrived. Last fall, we had a great response to our Chicagoland Fall Family Photography Guide and this year we decided to focus on one component: Where to Go! Please keep in mind that some of these locations charge…


Martial Arts Classes for Kids

Find local martial arts classes for kids on this list, sponsored by Pathway’s Tae Kwon-Do on Geneva Road at Pleasant Hill in Wheaton. Pathway’s Tae Kwon-Do is a not-for-profit, family oriented organization, established by Dr. Jim Langlas in 1996. Reduced cost options are available so everyone can afford to participate. There are no contracts or cancellation fees. Tae Kwon Do training is…


Yoga Classes for Kids

Find local yoga classes for kids on this list, sponsored by Stardust Yoga Studio in La Grange! When it comes to our kids, we all want what is best for them. At Stardust Yoga Studio, located within Gemini Gymnastics Academy, our youth and teen yoga classes have your child’s best interest in mind. Students learn different breathing techniques (pranayama) for centering, asanas…