There's no doubt about it: Summer in Chicago will look a lot different this year. But before you start panic-purchasing inflatable pools and water guns, take a look at these summer camps that are still planning on having in-person camps. Of course, in this COVID-altered world, things can change—camps may reconfigure their schedules or cancel altogether. But for now, check out these camps that are adhering to city safety guidelines for in-person gatherings.
[Not ready for in-person camp...Posted on June 03, 2020 at 1:35 PM
Now that schools are canceled through the rest of the year, the reality has sunk in: the more options for virtual resources, the better. New: Check out our list of virtual summer camps!
Following is an ongoing list of online activities for kids of all ages. All are free unless otherwise noted. Check back often! We'll be updating this post as we get more information*.
Meanwhile, if you'd like to join COVID-19 conversations about everything from e-learning to what to make for din...Posted on June 03, 2020 at 8:00 AM
*PARENT PERK BY URBAN PRAIRIE WALDORF SCHOOL*
Urban Prairie Waldorf School is a progressive, inclusive pre-k through 8th grade school located minutes from downtown Chicago, educating and preparing students to be responsible global citizens.
Our education lights the fires of enthusiasm, creates a sense of agency in the world, offers teaching that is an art form based on love for the children, and fosters a community of mutual support and conscious parenting.
We innovate on the 1...Posted on June 02, 2020 at 7:00 AM
*SPONSORED POST BY SMART LOVE PRESCHOOL*
Stomping, slamming, screaming, tears, tantrums — these may be only some of the behaviors parents are witnessing at home right now. It is not an exaggeration that times are very hard for families; parents are doing their best to juggle their lives amid this crisis. But when children are acting out, it only adds to the impossibility of the moment. What can parents do to lead to a happier household? Be S.M.A.R.T.
In difficult situ...Posted on May 07, 2020 at 8:00 AM
Many of us are in a relationship that was already taxed before being quarantined and ordered to stay at home — for the foreseeable future. Some of you are in the process of divorce and now that courts have halted, you are feeling stuck. Others with children are now having to work even more as a team, which was already difficult pre-Covid19.
This isn’t easy.
More time together in a pressure cooker of tight spaces and new stresses is rough. Maybe your partner has some really annoyin...Posted on April 30, 2020 at 8:00 AM
*PARENT PERK BY NICHOLE VEIHMAN @PROPERTIES*
Has quarantine made you consider the Western Suburbs? Now is a great time to explore and learn the area!
Right now, an on the ground suburban agent, who is in tune with the current market, and will be your resource and partner, is crucial to navigating this unique housing market.
Nichole Veihman, local La Grange agent and past city resident, is passionate about helping people understand the Western Suburbs of Chicago. Her tour is des...Posted on April 28, 2020 at 7:00 AM
*PARENT PERK BY STRIVE ABA CONSULTANTS*
Strive ABA Consultants is dedicated to providing evidence-based treatment in order to proactively breakthrough the barriers of autism and other developmental disabilities. We strive to implement comprehensive strategies of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to become catalysts for change while embracing each individual’s full potential.
Strive ABA Consultants LLC is made up of highly skilled behavior specialists who promote behav-ior change ...Posted on April 07, 2020 at 7:00 AM
*PARENT PERK BY GEMS WORLD ACADEMY*
Secure a spot at Camp GEMS, a six-week summer day camp designed by GEMS World Academy Chicago. Our camp offers the perfect way to keep children’s minds and bodies active this summer! Campers will create art, learn about food and clothing from other cultures, attend neighborhood festivals, enjoy live music/theater events and explore different parts of the city. Our programming closely aligns with the International Baccalaureate framework in place at ...Posted on March 31, 2020 at 7:00 AM
*PARENT PERK BY CHICAGO CITY DAY SCHOOL*
For nearly 40 years, Chicago City Day School has been preparing young people to be leaders in an increasingly complex world. We are an independent private school serving students in junior kindergarten through grade 8. We challenge students with a rigorous academic program, and we inspire them with a compassionate approach to learning. The School’s curriculum emphasizes public speaking, world languages, technology & design, and a commitment...Posted on March 24, 2020 at 7:00 AM
The coronavirus can be scary for kids. Kids pick up on information and emotions from the adults around them, and some kids may become worried or anxious about this information. Here are some tips for how to best support your child when presented with worrisome information.
Focus on what you can control
In a society overwhelmed with news and information, worry around COVID-19 can make us feel helpless and out of control. It is hard to believe or find a way to gain some sense of action ...