Archives for April 2012

Chicago Green Festival 2012

Dates and Times: Saturday, May 5, 2012 from noon to 8:00 pm, Sunday, May 6 from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm. Location: Navy Pier, 600 East Grand Avenue, Chicago Price: Discounted tickets available online. Day Pass – $10 online, $15 at door – includes Eco totebag (while supplies last) Weekend Pass – $15 online, $25 […]

“Dentist by 1” Electric Toothbrush Giveaway

*** This giveaway has ended. Congratulations to the winner: Commenter #13 – Rebecca! The Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation is kicking off “Dentist by 1,” a statewide public service campaign to educate parents about the benefits of taking their children to the dentist by age 1 and to encourage them to schedule a visit. Here’s […]

Tooth Fairy Day

Tooth Fairy Day at Oral Health Care Professionals, LLC – website This is a great free event (you don’t even have to be a patient) to help kids learn about and get comfortable with the dentist office. It is not an examination or cleaning, just a fun introduction to the dentist. Some older kids or […]

Just Peachy Photography Spring Cutest Kid Contest

Last fall my family and I had a photo session with Erika from Just Peachy Photography. I did a full post about our experience and shared a few of the pictures she took. Erika recently contacted me to let me know Just Peachy Photography is running a Spring Cutest Kid Contest! If you’ve got a […]

Weekend Activities – April 27-29

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are a few of the highlights: Week of the Young Child events in Geneva, Wheaton, and Elk Grove Village Nature Scavenger Hunt in Palatine Party for the Planet at Cosley Zoo in Wheaton See the calendar for more events!

Weber Grill

Weber Grill – website Location: 1010 N. Meacham Road, Schaumburg Phone: 847-413-0800 Hours: Lunch – Monday-Friday 11:30 am – 4:00 pm Dinner – Monday-Thursday 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Friday 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm, Saturday 11:30 am – 11:00 pm, Sunday 11:30 am – 9:00 pm Parking: Free parking in the attached lot. Bathrooms: […]

Reuseit Tote Bag Review

Reuseit Tote Bag Review I recently had an opportunity to get a tote bag from Reuseit.com. Reuseit has a great selection of tote bags, but I had to pick the Reisenthel Dual-Handled Parent-Child Shopping Tote. There are a few color choices, but I just love this orange and blue combination. I’ve seen this in magazines […]

National Public Gardens Day

May 11, 2012 is National Public Gardens Day which means you can get free admission to a National Public Garden! Admission will not be free on that day, but you can register online to get a free pass. The pass is available immediately after you submit the registration; just print it out and save it […]

Weekend Activities – April 20-22

  It’s a busy weekend in the Chicago area! Here are just a few: The Great Cloth Diaper Change is taking place in Boubonnais, Naperville, and lots of other locations Earth Day is this weekend so there are plenty of “green” events Next week is the “Week of the Young Child” so check out events […]

A Brown Bear, A Moon, and A Caterpillar: Treasured Stories by Eric Carle Giveaway

  The Chicago Children’s Theatre is bringing A Bear, A Moon, and A Caterpillar: Treasured Stories by Eric Carle to the Victory Gardens Biograph Theatre this May. The show is designed for children ages 2-7 and will feature music, visual effects, and puppetry. The hour-long show will include The Hungry Little Caterpillar; Brown Bear, Brown […]

Sprout Grand Opening Party

Sprout, a San Francisco children’s boutique specializing in organic and natural products for children (ages 0-4) and parents, is coming to Chicago and celebrating with a grand opening party. Families will be able to sample organic snacks, play in the playroom, and enjoy entertainment from several Chicago artists. The first 50 people to make a […]

Nibbles Play Cafe

Nibbles Play Cafe – website Location: 13 Huntington Lane, Wheeling Phone: 847-229-0400 Hours: Monday – Saturday 8:30 am – 2:30 pm. Nibbles is closed on Sundays for private parties. Admission: $7.50 per child, $3.75 for each sibling. Adults are free. Living Social has a 3-visit pass for only $10, but it is only available for 3 […]

Joslyn’s Journey – Avon Walk for Breast Cancer

If you’re a regular reader of Toddling Around Chicagoland you may have noticed the Joslyn’s Journey button in the sidebar before. My friend Joslyn is planning to walk in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer on June 2nd and 3rd in Chicago. This cause is especially important to me because I have had three family […]

Weekend Activities – April 13-15

Free movies, performances, superhero adventures, storytimes, and lots more this weekend! Check out the Calendar page for all these great events!

Scooby Doo Music of the Vampire Sweepstakes, Review, & Giveaway

This giveaway has ended. Congratulations to the winner, comment #8: Tess. The Pump It Up/Warner Home Video sweepstakes continues until April 30, 2012. Sweepstakes Pump It Up and Warner Home Video have partnered up to host a sweepstakes celebrating the March 13, 2012 release of Scooby Doo! Music of the Vampire on dvd and Blu-ray. […]

Peanut “Friendly” White Sox Game

The Chicago White Sox will be hosting their first  peanut “friendly” game this season. During this game, there will be an entire section that will be peanut free to allow families affected by peanut allergies to attend a Chicago White Sox game. The peanut free section will be cleaned and checked prior to the game, […]

Baby Banz Review and Giveaway

It’s only April but we’ve already experienced a couple weeks of summertime here in Chicago. The warm weather usually reminds me that I need to start shopping for summer items like shorts, swimsuits, sand toys, and sunglasses. I recently read a very informative article on skincancer.org that says that until kids are about 10, the […]

Weekend Activities – April 6-8

Easter egg hunts and bunny meetings all over the Chicago area! If calendar is not visible below, please click the title of this post to view it.

Changes to the ACM Reciprocal Membership

Bad new Children’s Museums lovers! As of April 1, 2013 (yes, it’s a year away), the Association of Children’s Museums Reciprocal Program will be changing. The current program allows you to purchase a ACM Reciprocal Membership from any of the participating museums and you’ll receive all the benefits of membership at that museum, plus you’ll […]

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