Posts from: October 2011

October Fun: City Scarecrows to Ghouly Goodies

The weeks leading up to Halloween are full of outdoor adventures and easy ways to craft up a storm!  Here is our pre-Halloween plan.  Here's our plan - what's on your agenda???


Make some paper plate ghosts to ghoul up your entry way
Create your own Halloween wreath or hit up Paper Source to "make" your own (e.g., owl door wreath)
Pretzel fun - try these ghostly goodies for your next play group
Make some silly and sometimes creepy Halloween snacks!


Posted on October 06, 2011 at 8:00 AM by Sarah Cobb

Get ready to shop & save big! Oct.14-15

Want to buy incredible items for your kids and only pay a small fraction of the original cost?  Then mark your calendar for the Babies, Tots n’ More Fall Consignment Event, October 14-15.  Our twice-yearly event features thousands of quality, gently-used or new kids’ and maternity items, including children’s clothing (through Youth size 16), shoes, toys, books, games, baby equipment, furniture, n’ more.

Babies, Tots n’ More is Chicago’s first and only seasonal consignment sale; we know...

Posted on October 05, 2011 at 7:49 AM by Kristin Myers

Fresh from the Forum: Lunch Box Ideas

NPN's discussion forums are chock-full of millions of posts on topics ranging from behavior challenges to snack ideas!

School is back in full swing, and many parents are looking for something other than peanut butter sandwiches to pack in their kids' lunches every day.

Recently one of our discussion board users was seeking some creative lunch options. Our members posted some fun and healthy lunch box ideas, including:


Pizzas with whole wheat pitas from Trad...

Posted on October 04, 2011 at 10:17 AM by Melanie Schlachter

Teachers' Tips to Ease the Transition to First Grade

The beginning of the school year is exciting and daunting for every child, especially first graders. But Akiba-Schechter Kindergarten teacher Mara Katz reminds us that “so much about school is being comfortable.” Thankfully, you can ease the transition:

Make the Unfamiliar Familiar

Plan a play date with a classmate. If your child is new, knowing someone before that first day is even more important.

Visit the school. Check out the building and the neighborhood so your chil...

Posted on October 03, 2011 at 10:10 AM by Annette Gendler