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Fun St. Patrick’s Day Activities for the Kids

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St. Patrick’s Day, March 17 every year, is always a fun holiday to celebrate with the kids. One of the most (in)famous traditions, of course, is to pinch anyone who’s not wearing green, but there are other fun and friendlier things you can do with the kids to have fun for the day. Here are

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5 Books for Building Your Little Reader’s Library, Part 1

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One of the very best gifts you can give your child is the love of reading. Reading helps build vocabulary, broadens their horizons and imaginations, and can calm little minds before sleep. Reading also helps to strengthen the emotional bonds between you and your child when you engage in a ritual of reading, such as

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Fun Valentine’s Day Activities to Do with the Kids

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Valentine’s Day can be an overly-commercialized affair just about flowers, chocolates, and going out to a fancy, candle-lit dinner. Or it can be a great chance to enjoy time with the kids instead, if you get a little creative – and for many parents, going out for a romantic dinner isn’t really easily in the cards

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Fun February Events to Do with Kids in Chicago

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February is a great month for fun things to do in Chicago with kids. From crafts and activities to celebrate nature, to card-making and mosaic hearts, to a fun show with entertainer Randy Kaplan, there are lots of fun family activities to do with the kids in the city this month. Here are details for some of

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Tips for Teaching Your Child Volume Control

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As your child grows, it’s important for him or her to learn about personal-volume control, and when to use certain kinds of voices that are appropriate for different situations and environments they are in. 1. Remember that you’re teaching more than just volume control Teaching your child how to moderate his or her voice’s volume

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5 New Year’s Resolutions for Parents

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The end of the year is upon us and one of the time-honored traditions of ringing in the new year is the New Year’s Resolution. It’s a good time for reflection and goal-setting for your next year as a parent as well as an individual. Here are some good New Year’s resolutions for parents to

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Three Christmas Gift Ideas for Creative Kids

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This year there are more fun and creative toys for kids than ever. We’re fans of getting kids Christmas gifts that aren’t toys, but if you’re in the market for some toy gifts too this year, here are some unique ideas to get you started. 1. Stop Motion Animation Kit The best gifts for little

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How Kids Can Help in the Kitchen for Thanksgiving

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Happy Thanksgiving! Is your family getting ready for the big meal and you have a little helper? We’ve talked before about why cooking with your kids is a great idea. Cooking with your kids fosters great learning and life skills – from health and nutrition, hygiene and safety, expanding their horizons and tastes, to foundations in

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Alternative Halloween Trick-or-Treating Treats

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Well, it’s the big day! Trick-or-treat time! Are you ready for those adorable little ghosts and goblins and witches to come to your door, looking for some treats? The traditional Halloween candy treats – candy corn, fun-sized chocolate bars, mini candy boxes – are great, but sometimes kids have allergies to Halloween candy, or their

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Fun Fall Events for Kids in Chicago

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October is a time that makes you think of pumpkins and scarecrows, witches, ghouls, goblins, and the beautiful color-changing fall foliage. There is a lot of fun stuff going on to mark the change in season, and celebrate a little longer before winter sets in. Need some ideas for some fun fall things to do

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