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Inactivity during winter months can have a negative effect on a family’s physical and mental health. Research has shown when kids don’t get enough activity, it could result in difficulty sleeping, behavior problems, and inattention for academic tasks. That’s why it’s important to keep your kids active all year round, especially during those long winter months. And no one understands this more than Chicagoans! It’s difficult to get outside and partici...Posted on February 25, 2020 at 11:56 AM
*PARENT PERK BY CHICAGO GRAMMAR SCHOOL*
Chicago Grammar School - where the traditional meets the progressive! CGS combines the richness of a classical curriculum with the latest engaging teaching practices.
Chicago Grammar School is a private, PS-8, independent school, established to provide children with the essence of a classical liberal arts and sciences education. The CGS motto, Sapere Aude – Dare to Know, captures Chicago Grammar School’s commitment and dedication to educate ...Posted on February 25, 2020 at 7:00 AM
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Lillstreet is proud to host the widest variety of multimedia art camps offered in Chicago! Our summer program consists of over 200 week-long summer camps for young artists ages 3–16.
We pride ourselves on our creative instructors and guided learning experiences designed to maximize each child's creativity. Each student is seen as an individual with a unique voice, and every student is taught to create fearlessly, focusing on the process of mak...Posted on February 18, 2020 at 7:00 AM
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Nichole Veihman, local La Grange resident and past city resident, is passionate about helping people understand the Western Suburbs of Chicago. Her tour is designed to make buyers feel comfortable with the suburbs, allowing them to make an informed decision on their new home and town. Tour attendees choose their own mix of neighborhoods, towns and tour topics, which could include:
La Grange, La Grange Park, Western Springs, Hinsdale, ...Posted on February 04, 2020 at 7:00 AM
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The winter is a great time to take a well-deserved break after having done your research, visited schools, and sent in your family’s applications. Enjoy the lull before the next wave of school decisions and second-guessing creeps in! While deep down we know it’s out of our hands until notifications come in the spring, we can’t quite help but think that there must be something more to do as we wait. Fear not: There are plenty of things to do to keep yo...Posted on February 03, 2020 at 1:22 PM
Believe it or not, now’s the time to start thinking about summer camps. Many have already opened up registration with early-bird discounts, while others don’t offer placement till spring...only to sell out in hours.
To help you navigate your options, we’re hosting our first-ever Summer Camp Fair on February 23 (details below!). Meanwhile, we’ve pooled advice and information from our members and staff to help get you started.
How old does my child have to be to go to camp?
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From casual conversation to heavy TV ads, the 2020 presidential election is unavoidable and your kids are likely drawing conclusions. Let’s explore how to make election season educational, and hopefully less stressful, for kids* of any age.
What do they already know? What have they heard from friends, at school, on TV and online? Kids may or may not realize that elections have the potential to change their lives. Assess their knowle...
We’ve just closed the door on that stressful season when high school students-to-be partake in applications. My wife and I have been talking about high schools for our 6th grader for a couple of years, so we empathize. Fortunately, your choices are much better than what you might realize.
For families stressing about which school is “right” for their child, likely the anxiety is caused by the selection process to get into the “best” high schools. You might believe there are only a...Posted on January 23, 2020 at 12:37 PM
According to statistics reported by StopBullying.gov, between one in four and one in three students will face bullying at school this year. As a parent, this is a statistic that I do not want my child to be a part of—from either side of the fence. And as a Montessori school administrator, this is a topic that I navigate with families at least once every year. I believe that this statistic can change if we focus on empathy and community.
Our daughter is almost 5 and has attended Montess...Posted on January 22, 2020 at 1:56 PM
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Does going to a restaurant with kids fill you with apprehension? Do you cross your fingers and hope for the best, or do you load up on digital toys and promise yourself it will be different next time?
We’ve had some wonderful meals out…and ones we’d prefer to block from memory. But we like eating out too much to dispense with this pastime—children and all. Here's how we've helped our kids develop the patience and manners to make a meal out more enj...Posted on January 14, 2020 at 12:52 PM