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Sick Kids at Home? Sneezle Packs!

Cough, cough, sneezle! Thomas Ford Memorial Library knows it can be a challenge to entertain a sick child, or even a healthy one when you’re sick. Let the Library help by putting together a personalized bag of materials for your child and having it ready to go at the main Circulation Desk. Just call Thomas Ford or submit your request for a…


The Children’s Theatre of Western Springs Class Registration Is Now Open

Are your kids interested in acting, improvisation, and musical theatre, or technical classes like set design, lighting, and sound? The Children’s Theatre of Western Springs (CTWS) is offering classes for children in kindergarten through high school and celebrating their 70th year of opening young minds to the world of performing arts! Registration is now open for students of all experience levels. Classes include “Silly Scenes”,…


Go Ape Chicago: Zip Line and Treetop Adventure

When it was first announced that there were going to be zip lines at Bemis Woods in Western Springs I was so excited. Then I saw the price and thought, it’s that much to just go down a zip line in the forest preserve?! The thing is, it’s not just a zip line. It’s even more exciting and fun than that! My husband…


LEGO Events Summer 2016

LEGO bricks have been a very favorite toy for my kids since they were old enough to begin playing with Duplo sets. My older boys have grown beyond these to LEGO bricks and I am utterly amazed at what they can create in one afternoon. LEGO is such a great activity for so many reasons, teaching lifelong skills such as reading and following directions,…


New at Jo’s Footwork Studio and Upcoming Events

You are going to want to read all the way to the end on this one because there are great things happening at Jo’s Footwork Studio! Jo’s is launching a new Mini-Ensemble Company for ages 6 to 9: Strengthen and encourage your young dancer to broaden their interest and performance. This company is not competitive, it’s enrichment and technique-based. The Mini-Ensemble Company will…


Special Needs Dance Class: Adaptive Dance

A new class is being offered this summer for kids with special needs called Adaptive Dance! Jo’s Footwork is offering a fun special needs dance class for all needs and abilities. Join Jo’s Footwork to experience the joys of creative movement in an adapted setting. A licensed school-based occupational therapy practitioner with a strong dance background and Level I Autism…


Pajama Club and Winter Interlude

Two great events are coming up from Jo’s Footwork Studio: Pajama Club and their annual Winter Interlude performance! Pajama Club Jo’s Footwork Studio is having a pajama party for kids this Friday, February 19. Join Miss Amanda and Miss Terri (along with special helpers from the Poms classes) for some pajama fun! They are having two times to accommodate different…


Preschool and Kindergarten Prep Preview

Looking for a preschool or pre-k program? The Bright Horizons centers in Western Springs, Oak Brook, Naperville, Downers Grove, Lisle, and Wheaton are holding Preschool and Kindergarten Prep Preview events in February! Experience how Bright Horizons ensures your child is on the right track for school success. During Preview, you’ll have the opportunity to engage with our STEM curriculum, explore preschool…


Robert Hutchison, RE/MAX Signature Homes in Hinsdale

Kidlist welcomes Robert Hutchison as a guest contributor. You also won’t want to miss the second section where Jessica (a Kidlist reader) shares her and her husband’s experience buying their first house with Hutch! Energetic and high spirited, I bring decades of professional business experience to my clients. As an actively engaged, lifelong resident of the Western Suburbs, I can…


Grand Opening Celebration at Bright Horizons, Western Springs

Bright Horizons in Western Springs is celebrating their Grand Opening with free family fun on Saturday, January 24, 2015 from 1 – 4 pm. Enjoy live entertainment, children’s activities, face painting, and more! For additional information, please visit: www.brighthorizons.com/westernsprings You can also RSVP on Facebook and share it with your friends! Bright Horizons at Western Springs 4700 Commonwealth Avenue Western…