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7 Ideas for Family Thanksgiving Fun in Chicago 

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Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of year to spend some extra special quality time with the family. Gather the grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins if possible and plan something fun in the city, or enjoy some time with just yourself and the kids with these fun ideas for celebrating Thanksgiving weekend in Chicago.  1. Do

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How to Help Make Halloween Something Everyone Can Enjoy, Part 2

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Trick or Treat! It’s almost Halloween, the big day for trick-or-treating and for all the cutest little costumed ones to go out for the traditional neighborhood door-to-door parade! We covered previously how being mindful of allergies is a big way your family can help watch out for the children that others may not think about

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How to Help Make Halloween Something Everyone Can Enjoy, Part 1

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Halloween is almost here! There’s a lot to celebrate about this time of year – cooling temps, changing colors of leaves, jack o’lanterns, ghosts, goblins and witches, and many kids’ and parents’ favorite part: Halloween parties, getting dressed up, and going trick-or-treating! Of course, Halloween isn’t a completely laidback time for all kids or their

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Fun Things to Do with Kids in Chicago This October

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October is here already. Pick out your costumes, grab your pumpkin carving tools, and choose from a wonderful array of fun things to do with the kids in Chicago this October!  From scarecrows to pow wows to apples and music and pets on parade, there’s tons of family-friendly stuff going on this month in Chicago:

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Why Sensory Play is Great for Kids

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As a parent, you’re always on the lookout for teachable moments and opportunities for your little ones. One of the best things you can do for your toddler is to introduce a healthy scope of sensory play for him or her early in life. We learn early in school about the five senses of Look,

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Family-Friendly Movies to Watch with Your Kids

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While we believe in limiting screen time for little ones, watching a good movie with a parent actively involved can be a beloved childhood memory for many children. If you’re in the mood for watching a great kid-friendly flick but need some ideas for what to watch, look no further! Here are some films to

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Cheap and Easy Ideas for Enjoying Summer in Chicago with the Kids

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One of the very best parts of summertime is the chance to be outside and enjoy the beautiful sunshine and gentle warm air. There’s lots of fun stuff to do with kids in and around Chicago year-round, from shows to restaurants to amusement parks and world-class aquariums and museums. But you don’t always have to

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Building Your Little Reader’s Library, Part 3: the Learning Edition

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The learning never stops when you’re a young child and budding reader, and long summer days mean lots of opportunities to do something fun like head to the park and sit in the shade, sip some lemonade, and read a book together. Or maybe you’ll have the chance to cozy up in the back seat

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Fun Ways to Celebrate the 4th of July in Chicago with the Kids

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Can you believe it? July is already here! Many a firework-loving kid’s favorite holiday is just around the corner and we know you’re looking for some great ways to celebrate the 4th of July in Chicago with your kids this year!  Here are a few ideas for your family’s 4th of July this year:  1.

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4 Fun Family Ways to Celebrate Father’s Day in Chicago This Year

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Father’s Day is this weekend and we always love an excuse to celebrate the wonderful parental figures and caregivers who give their very best to helping raise wonderful little ones!  Here are some fun family ideas for celebrating Dad for Father’s Day in Chicago this year:  1. Go for a professional mini photo shoot with

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