Are We There Yet?

Are We There Yet?

A place for all kids

I have a friend whose son is not particularly athletic. He is brilliant, funny, creative and kind, but he is just not into competition. PE class can be torture.

'Science Goddess' challenges kids to read and have fun with science

Joanne Manaster thinks about science a lot.

She reads about it. She writes about it. She tweets about it. She blogs about it. And it happens to be her occupation.

She’s also a voracious reader, and she wants to share her two passions with kids and teens through a summer science reading challenge.

Family Picks: Eat your way through the weekend!

It’s a musical eating fest in this weekend, with lots of great food (i.e., ice cream), free concerts and family entertainment:

Celebrate the Taste! Taste of Champaign-Urbana, Friday through Sunday, West Side Park, Champaign.

Website offers kids a virtual passport to global cultures

Does your child know that students in China attend school all day and into the evening? Or that cricket is the game of choice for most Indian children?

 You may not be able to travel to those far-flung destinations yourself, but a new website can give your kids a passport to learn about other countries.

Backyard Bounce

Do your kids love those giant inflatable The morning show on "Family Friendly WBGL " will Morning Show with Tim & Pam will be on the road
this summer visiting a park near you! This is a completely FREE event with giant inflatables for your
kids. They’ll be making five stops throughout the summer at different cities throughout the listening

A Tooth Fairy's work is never done

My daughter is suddenly best friends with the Tooth Fairy. In fact, they’re pen pals.

She writes to the Tooth Fairy almost every night. Just for fun.

And she’s full of questions.

What kind of food do fairies eat? What games do you play? How many kinds of fairies are there?

Year-round schools vs. summer vacation

A Q&A with a University of Illinois education professor today contains some interesting thoughts about year-round education.

Be safe and have fun! Weekend Family Picks


Kids can scramble on tractors, check out a mummy, catch a free flick and learn all about summer safety this weekend. Take a look:

Playing it Safe! The 14th annual safety fair at the Champaign County Fairgrounds, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Free.

How's the food at Sholem? Here's your chance to weigh in

Sholem Aquatic Center is now open for the summer, and the Champaign Park District wants your thoughts on something near and dear to every swimmer’s heart: food.

It’s conducting a survey about the pool’s concessions, which underwent some changes last summer

Family Picks -- Memorial Day Edition

It's a three-day weekend, so I know lots of you are headed out of town. But if you're staying put, the weather is supposed to be beautiful, pools are opening (though they may be chilly), and it's a perfect weekend to be outdoors with your kids. Check out these events: