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Enjoy the insights and ideas of our teaching team on child development, parenting, how to incorporate the arts at home and more!

“I Created Today” Photo Contest

Each and every day is an opportunity to CREATE! What is your resident artist, tinker or builder working on? Upload a photo of your child with his/her creation — whether it is a drawing, a pillow fort, a homemade meal or a blooming ... To read more >>>

FREE Open Art Studio Day

Thursday, August 28 from 2:30-5:00 p.m. We’re opening our doors to our Ocean Room Art Studio for an afternoon of ultimate sensory and art exploration! For the budding age 1 artist to the masters at age 6, your family will enjoy an e... To read more >>>

Spatial Awareness Activities for Smooth Moving

I sometimes felt silly singing songs and performing classroom activities with my daughter when she was baby, but now, as an early childhood music teacher, I realize that there is a method to the madness behind these exercises. These e... To read more >>>

Mommy and Me Yoga Poses: 10 Moves to Try

Mommy and Me yoga poses are styled to suit both the experienced or green yogi. Postnatal yoga (or yoga with your baby) serves as an avenue for “getting back in shape,” but also is a compliment to your new life as a mom. You may find ... To read more >>>

Baby Brain Development: Learning Through Movement

If movement is one of the most important learning aspects of child’s young life, then why are we as parents constantly telling our children to sit still? “He’s such a good baby. He’s so easy. I barely ever hear him make a soun... To read more >>>

GEMS World Academy’s 5 Tips to Ease Private School Application Stress

Exploring private school options in Chicago? School search experts Jay Annadurai, NPN Board Member, and Ryan Hannon, Director of Admissions of GEMS World Academy Chicago, share advice to help anxious parents sort out the world of private... To read more >>>

Father’s Day Photo Shoots on June 14th!

Classic Kids Photography and Bubbles Academy are partnering for the 4th year in a row to recognize the special men in our lives and bring hope to those in need. Sign up Dad & kids for a Father’s Day Photo Shoot in support of The... To read more >>>

Transition to One Nap: Your Guide for the 2-to-1 Change!

The transition to one nap has a beautiful outcome — one less step in your routine and a move towards more quality sleep. However, changing your toddler’s sleep habits can be a shake up. According to Dr. Harvey Karp, author of The Hap... To read more >>>

Peek Clothing: Q&A with Chicago’s Newest Store’s Shopping Hosts!

Two wonderful things that come with spring — the opportunity to stride the streets and window-shop in the sunshine (at least that’s the hope, Chicago), and to pull out, replace and refresh your warm weather wardrobe. That includes th... To read more >>>

Toddler Separation Anxiety: 5 Techniques to Help Manage

Toddler separation anxiety is totally normal — who wouldn’t feel nervous about the unfamiliarity of a new setting with many unfamiliar faces? Separating from your child can be just as stressful for you as it is for him. We keep to... To read more >>>

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