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Building Your Little Reader’s Library, Part 4: the Different Abilities Edition

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Some of the greatest gifts we can give children are awareness and empathy. And reading, of course! This edition of additions to your Little Reader’s Library will help give all of those gifts!  All families, neighborhoods, daycares, classrooms, and social groups are diverse mixes of personalities, backgrounds, ethnicities, and abilities. Every person has things in

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Celebrate the New Year with Some Fun in the Snow!

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Happy New Year! 2018 was a busy year and the holiday season is always a little crazy for everyone. Did you and your family get to make your own Frosty the Snowman?  Now that we’re heading into the new calendar year, Spring and warm weather will be around the corner before you know it! Grab

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3 Fun Things to Do with Your Kids This Christmas

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Christmas is almost here, what does your family have planned for the holidays? The last few weeks in December are some of the greatest of the year – cold weather, snowflakes and snowmen, scarves and hats, fireplaces and hot cocoa. And of course all of the Christmas and New Year’s celebrations! The kids will want

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Fun Ways to Celebrate December in Chicago with the Kids

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Happy December, winter is on its way! Here are a few great family-friendly things to take the kids to enjoy in Chicago this month. 1. Take the kids to their first Chicago Blackhawks Game What better way to celebrate winter and cold with your little budding sports fan than with ice and rubber and steel!

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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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