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Parent/Child and “Mommy and Me” Classes in the Southwest Suburbs

Parent/tot (also known as “Mommy and Me”) classes are a wonderful way to introduce your little one to the structure of a class. The environment is generally light, and filled with other parents walking the same journey. When my daughter was born, it was a great way to meet-up with mom-friends, and have our little ones experience some different activities….


Cheerleading Programs for Kids in Chicago’s Southwest Suburbs

All-star cheerleading gyms and community programs are popping up all over the suburbs. It seems kids and their parents are discovering the many benefits the sport of cheerleading offers young athletes. Whether they’re participating in a recreational or competition-based program, cheerleaders learn firsthand the importance of teamwork and good sportsmanship. And because every cheerleader is a crucial member of a close-knit…



Bounce House Rentals in the Chicagoland Area

Bounce house rentals pump up the fun at kids’ birthday parties, graduations, or any event that a bunch of kids are expected to attend. Our guide lists some of the popular bounce house rental companies in the greater Chicagoland area. Many of these companies also rent tables, chairs, and other necessary items for party planning. Scroll through to find a…


25 Rainy Day Activities in the Southwest Suburbs

Rain, rain go away! Come again another day! It’s raining, it’s pouring, staying inside is getting boring! Rainy days offer just another challenge in the life of a parent. Cabin fever can set in fast and before you know, it the kids are bouncing off the walls and complaining that they are bored. With a little help from this list of…


Indoor Pools with Family Swim Times in the Southwest Suburbs

When the weather doesn’t allow for an outdoor swim, indoor pools with family swim times are a fun way to get everyone’s energy out. We’ve got a round-up of pools in the southwest suburbs offering open swim times throughout the year. Prices and hours may change, so it’s always a safe bet to check the website and call ahead before planning…


Museum Adventure Pass: Free Admission and Discounts From Your Library

Here in Chicagoland, we’re pretty lucky. (Yes, I’ve been outside… but hear me out!) We’ve got an abundance of awesome museums and other educational attractions just minutes away. Exploring a new museum—or an old favorite—is the perfect way to keep the kids entertained on these cold, dreary days.  But it can also be pretty expensive. Did you know that you…


Library Story Times in the Southwest Suburbs

The library is a great place to take your little one to get out of the house and jump start their imaginations. Almost all libraries offer story times for babies and toddlers. Furthermore, most of the local libraries offer puzzles, small tables for activities, and building blocks. Others have iPads, small theatre set-ups and more. Story times can vary by…


Ice Skating Rinks in the Southwest Suburbs

There is nothing quite like lacing up a pair of skates and gliding around an ice skating rink while feeling the cold air against your cheeks! The southwest suburbs have many different options for both indoor and outdoor ice skating rinks. Open skate times vary from day-to-day for indoor rinks, and outdoor rinks are weather dependent. It is best to…


20 Things To Do When School is Closed in the Southwest Suburbs

School is out for winter break—but not to fear, Kidlist is here! We have some great ideas of places and things to do to keep yourself and the kids occupied during these long, cold days. When school is closed in the southwest suburbs, it is a great time to take advantage of some of the activities that you weren’t able…


Dance Classes for Kids

Dance classes are a wonderful way to teach your children fundamentals of rhythm, good posture, core strength, and balance. These dance studios offer everything from tap and ballet to modern, hip-hop, and team competition. Dance classes are not just for girls—many offer classes specific to boys! Some also start as young as babies with mom/tot classes. There are also many…


Indoor Pools in the Southwest Suburbs

With fall weather upon us, and outdoor pools closed for the summer, why not try one of these indoor pools for some swimming? Many offer lessons, party rentals, and family swim times for members or non-members. Dive into one today! Bolingbrook Recreation and Aquatic Complex 200 S. Lindsey Lane Bolingbrook, IL 60440 (630) 739-1705 Hosts Parkie’s Starfish Swim School with…