Category: early childhood education

A Lunch Break (for a great cause!)

A Lunch Break (for a great cause!)
School lunches and childhood nutrition are hot topics right now -- as they should be. This is one of those issues that has been overlooked for a long time and is now finally getting the attention it deserves. If you are free for lunch (a really delicious lunch) tomorrow, there is a way for you to do your part in supporting the healthy school lunch crusade. On Wednesday, February 29, Michael Kornick from MK (one of my favorite Chicago restaurants) will be hosting a Lunch Break for Schools fundraiser to raise money to support the Chefs Move to Schools program’s efforts to encourage healthier eating by kids – including eating more vegetables. Inspired by the recent news of the updated White House recommended school lunch menu and the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, the fundraising event will raise funds to promote healthy eating habits and proper nutrition amongst children...

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Last weekend, my kids read books face-to-face with their eighteen month-old cousin who lives in Boston. And it all took place on the computer using Readeo. I know, this sounds a bit confusing at first. I felt that same way when I met with Chicago dad Coby Neuenschwander a few months ago and he told... Read more »

Free Kids' Language Fair at Multilingual Chicago

I am sure that all of you smart and savvy parents have heard that early childhood is the time when kids are most receptive to learning foreign languages. If you are looking to expose your child to a foreign language but aren’t exactly sure what a kids’ language class is like, check out the FREE... Read more »

Growing Healthy Kids holds inaugural meeting

In response to growing health concerns about Chicago’s kids — including obesity, type 2 diabetes, and decreased physical activity — several local organizations and individuals within the Chicago food community have joined together to develop new ways of sourcing, providing and thinking about food. This newly formed group recently gathered at the Logan Square Kitchen... Read more »

Guest Post: Is you child ready for preschool?

Today, I am pleased to have Carolyn Stolper Friedman, a Chicago mom and the Executive Director of Smart Love Preschool as a guest author on Wee Windy City. This is the time of year when many Chicago-area parents are making important decisions about how and where to kick off their child’s education. As many of... Read more »