Posts from: June 2018
Up to three-quarters of us use the summer season to combine fun and togetherness in a “travel adventure,” as our son describes our family vacations. So start planning your travel adventure now! Planning ahead makes it easier to beat the crowds and reduce trip costs.
Search for savings. We use Groupon and online resources, including those available through professional and museum memberships, to save money. Our annual trip to the Hesston Steam Museum, and visits to some museums, are les...Posted on June 28, 2018 at 7:00 AM
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The Chicago Baby Show is coming to Navy Pier on August 25 & 26
Experience top brands, current trends and the newest innovation for babies and parents.
This Chicago Baby Show will once again be the largest show for new and expectant parents in the country. No other show offers a broader range of products, education, buying opportunities and activities. It features 150+ top brands, including BabyBjörn, Chicco, Ergobaby, Evenflo Feeding, Maxi-Cosi, ...Posted on June 26, 2018 at 7:00 AM
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If you need a change in childcare, then Cultural Care Au Pair might be the right fit for you! Choosing childcare is no easy decision. Because as parents, we don’t ever want to compromise on quality, flexibility and trust when finding care for the most important people in the world. Hosting a Cultural Care au pair gives thousands of families across the country those very important benefits. We invite you to learn more about who our au pairs are, wh...Posted on June 19, 2018 at 7:00 AM
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It’s a widely known fact that Chicagoans LIVE for summer. I mean, isn’t that why we stick around during the insanely long and rough winter? And if you are anything like me and counting down to summer vacation, let me remind you to put a trip to the Wisconsin Dells on your summer bucket list.
Why do so many Chicago families flock up north every summer? Because the waterpark capital of the world quite literally has it all. As a born and raised Chicagoan I...Posted on June 12, 2018 at 12:04 PM
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Merry Music Makers, a leading provider of early childhood music education, has teamed up with Chicago Blue Dolphins to offer this unique camp in Edgewater each summer. Kids spend the first half of their day exploring music and after lunch it's into the pool!
The music mornings are led by Merry Music Makers’ teachers who help kids explore the world of sound by offering hands-on experiences with instruments and sounds from culture around the globe. ...Posted on June 12, 2018 at 7:00 AM
A week ago, the Chicago Tribune broke a story about the lack of response, action and follow-through regarding sexual abuse at Chicago Public Schools. Since this report broke, CPS has taken steps to address the issue, including sending this plan of action to community-based organizations like NPN.
We're sharing this here with you so you can be aware of CPS's plan, and to facilitate a discussion about protecting children from abuse. What do you think about this plan of action? Do you think ...Posted on June 08, 2018 at 9:44 AM
Your preschooler can count to 50, maybe even 100. But does your child know what five means? It turns out that understanding the “fiveness” of five is far more important for a solid foundation in math than the ability to recite a string of numbers in the right order. And you can keep building this foundation all summer long.
Since 2007, the Erikson Institute’s Early Math Collaborative has been helping teachers discover ways to improve math instruction for young children. Substitute “par...Posted on June 08, 2018 at 8:10 AM
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British Swim School is Chicago's Premier Water Survival & Learn to Swim Program. We have been saving lives since 1981 by giving everyone, regardless of their age or ability level, the chance to become safe and happy swimmers. Our methods are gentle and fun but structured to encourage the growth of the child's comfort, independence and self-esteem through water survival techniques, stroke enhancement and even joining our new recreational swim tea...Posted on June 05, 2018 at 7:00 AM