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Chicago Children's Museum
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Our dear dino friend Suchomimus is going on a trip! Come say goodbye before she leaves and tell us where you think she's going. #DinoTrip
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No paintbrush? No Problem! http://ow.ly/4mUPC6
Here's a classic process art project for kids- painting with Q-tips (cotton swabs) and watercolor paint. This art activity is perfect for toddlers, preschoolers, and on up!
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Inexpensive too! just in time for summer days..
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New York City has playground that breaks all the rules...
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Kids can build, climb, graffiti, and create—giving helicopter parents a chance to relax and children the freedom to become more resilient.
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Why kids may need more boredom in their lives... http://ow.ly/4mURjq
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This school is built around a STEAM curriculum and it impacts more than just the school work... http://ow.ly/10bNA3
A South Carolina public school gives tech-savvy students a sense of humanity.
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"The more toddlers move, the stronger the neural pathways are in their brains." - Terrie Rose, PhD. http://ow.ly/10bQkX
Toddlers are always on the move! Their bodies are busy and always on the go. Why? Because movement is essential to their…
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It is possible to get kids out the door on time, here's how http://ow.ly/4nawDR
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Great advice for overwhelmed moms
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This girl's mission is amazing. http://ow.ly/10AuKr
Marley Dias hopes these books will help other black girls like her learn how to be whomever and whatever they want to be.
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Tinybop Inc. has a few tips on how to stimulate your child's creativity... http://ow.ly/10AtWI
This weekend the New York Times featured a brilliant op-ed, "How to Raise a Creative Child. Step One: Back Off,” by Adam Grant. It highlighted several values we work toward at Tinybop.
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Empathy is a key skill for teaching #kids about design, find out why..
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A child psychologist argues punishment is a waste of time... Try this instead http://ow.ly/10bLdv
For problem behavior, spanking and even time-out are a waste of time. Try this instead.
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Jenny Anderson looks at kids and creativity from a different angle - what do you think? ... http://ow.ly/10bPpW
Creativity is overrated. Authenticity is not.
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700 E Grand Ave Chicago, IL 60611
700 East Grand AvenueUSIllinoisChicago60611
$$$Children's MuseumToday 10AM–5PM
Tuesday 10AM–5PMWednesday 10AM–5PMThursday 10AM–8PMFriday 10AM–5PMSaturday 10AM–5PMSunday 10AM–4PMMonday 10AM–5PM
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Family museum on Navy Pier with lots of hands-on-exhibits, including many for young kids.- Google
"Great place to bring your kids, its fun for the whole family."
"This is a wonderful place with tons of stuff for the kids to do."
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Jace Cole
a month ago
This is a hidden gem in Chicago. The one place you can escape the winter blues and entertain your child for hours indoors and in the warmth. Really great for children from toddlers to early youth. The great part is Navy Pier has really upped it's food game so you can have a grown up lunch the kids will like too at places like DMK Burger Bar
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Mark Lazar
2 weeks ago
Something engaging for every age... From Toddlers and up. Well maintained. Great hours.
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Terry Walsh
3 months ago
Describing this - huge - play center as a "museum" is stretching the truth somewhat, but perhaps it helps with their funding. That said, it makes for a great day out for small children with lots to do, learn, climb and play with. Food and drink options are reasonably varied and the Navy Pier location also has lots more available to extend the day's activities.
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John Yoder
in the last week
Our grandchildren, now ages eight and six, have been to the Children's Museum the last four years, and still love it. Eight is getting to be at the top of the age group that would enjoy the attractions, but he still had a great time.
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Hassan Alsawaf
2 weeks ago
A full day of activity for kids, this is the place. Educational, fun and entertainment. Highly recommended. The only thing I hate about this place is the flat rate parking $25 + admission fees for adults $14 each!!
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Ron Benoit
3 months ago
This children's museum was fantastic. Each activity kept my kids busy playing and learning consistently. They didn't want to leave after we had already been there for 3.5 hours. If we weren't on vacation and a time crunch to go do other things, they could've stayed there all day.
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Robin de Bled
a month ago
I took a pair of toddlers here for a birthday and they had loads of fun. My three year old son didn't want to leave the room filled with ramps and hot wheels cars but there are lots of other things to do. As a parent I admit I got pretty bored watching endless ramp play, and most of the parents have that glazed look that you get while observing three year olds endlessly repeating the same game, but all the kids love it. I'm not generally a germ freak but there are hundreds of toddlers putting their hands and mouths all over everything so if a population destroying super bug is going to evolve this is probably where it will start. There are hand sanitizer stations scattered around but they aren't very prominent so be sure to seek them out or bring your own supply.
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Donald Oconnor
2 months ago
great place for kids ages 2 - 13 to learn and play. prepare to spend 3 to 5hrs there. take a break grab some food or save some money pack a lunch. parking at navy pier is $24.