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Breakfast Book Club with Llama Llama

Storybook characters come to life during this fun literary experience at the Museum. Enjoy a delicious, hot breakfast and then experience a special story time with the character “Llama Llama.” Stay and play after the Museum opens. Each ticket includes Museum admission.


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…


2018 Halloween Trunk-or-Treat Events in the Western Suburbs

Have a toddler who won’t make it around the neighborhood on Halloween? Trunk-or-Treat is a great way to get into the Halloween spirit before the big day! Families can choose to decorate their car and pass out goodies as excited children practice trick-or-treating around the safety of an enclosed parking lot. Some of these events include fall festivals, indoor games,…


Pajama Party at DuPage Children’s Museum

Put on your favorite PJs and join us for an evening of comfort and creativity. Enjoy exclusive playtime in the Museum’s exhibits and take part in a variety of fun activities including: Hey Diddle Diddle Slingshots, Jack Be Nimble Obstacle Course, Three Little Pigs Architecture Challenge, Rub A Dub Dub Make a Toy for the Tub, Little Bo’ Peep Scavenger…


The Biggest, Best Guide to Indoor Play Areas in the Western Suburbs of Chicago

Every year, this is one of our most popular lists — and for good reason! The western suburbs are full of indoor playgrounds if you’re looking for some relief from the heat, rain, or cold. We’ve got them all here! This ultimate list of indoor play areas includes indoor playgrounds, inflatable, and restaurant play areas. Whether you want information on an old favorite…


STEAM Classes in the Western Suburbs

While STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) skills are increasingly important for the workplace, these classes offer more immediate benefits, too. Children learn critical thinking, problem-solving, collaboration and teamwork through these topics. Plus, they’re fun! Children create, design, reflect, and rebuild as they engage in individual and group activities. Some of these STEM and STEAM classes are open to…


Kids Hockey Classes and Teams

Kids hockey has become such a popular sport in Chicagoland over the past few years! Though there isn’t much opportunity to play through park districts, there are many great rinks offering hockey classes around us. If your child is interested in trying it out, we’ve put together a great list to help you get started! Hockey Classes and Teams for Kids in the…


New! Bach to Rock is Now in Naperville and Northbrook

Bach to Rock is now enrolling at their Naperville and Northbrook Schools! This popular, national music education center is for students of all ages. It’s unique method is based on the knowledge that students learn best when they join together to play the music they like the most. That’s why they use special arrangements of the music of our time…


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…


Kids Basketball: Teams and Skill Building in the West Suburbs

Basketball is a wonderful team sport to play as a developing young athlete, and thankfully, there are many year round programs to play locally! From skill building classes to leagues and teams, kids as young as kindergarten can get involved with the opportunity to progress all the way through high school. Check out our comprehensive list that includes recreational leagues…


Grand Opening, Bach to Rock Music School/Naperville

Bach to Rock’s Soundwaves Expand from Northbrook to Naperville New Bach to Rock Music School Opens in Naperville on September 22, 2018 Bach to Rock (B2R), America’s music school for students of all ages, proudly announces the opening of a new school in Naperville, Illinois. The community is invited to the free grand opening festivities on Saturday, September 22, 2018…


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…