Category: kid's music

101 Things to do with your Chicago Kid

  I am reposting this entry from March 1, 2010 because I came across it in my archives and it really is a pretty darn good list if I do say so myself. I’ve got to really focus if I want to get to all of these things before my kids head off to college.... Read more »

Ella Jenkins: The First Lady of Children's Music (and a hometown girl)

When I was growing up, my parents took me to see local childrens’ musician Ella Jenkins in concert. I’ve been fortunate enough to be able to take my own kids to see this cultural icon perform as well. It’s pretty amazing for a performer to entertain generations of families — but Ella Jenkins isn’t just... Read more »

Marsha's Music Together: A magical, musical experience for the whole family

Despite the fact that neither my husband or I have any musical talent to speak of, all three of our kids love music — each in their own way. Ellie is quite the dancer and she is quick to get moving when she hears any sort of music (the girl isn’t shy). Brendan likes to... Read more »

Summer Scheduling Series: Ravinia

Photo courtesy of Ravinia. We usually head up to Ravinia at least once a summer for an adult night out — but this year, we are thinking about making it a family excursion. Ravinia has lots of family-friendly offerings in a variety of price ranges. Plus, you can take the train literally right to the... Read more »

Summer Scheduling Series: Millennium Park

At the Crown Fountain in Millennium Park. First up in the Wee Windy City Summer Scheduling Series: Millennium Park. I figured that we should start with the obvious (and free) stuff. Millennium Park is the place to be during the summer in Chicago. You could visit this hot bed of free activities every week this... Read more »

Jeanie B! and the Jelly Beans to perform at Subterranean this Sunday

Looking for something to do with the kiddos this Sunday, April 24th? How about a performance by Jeanie B! and the Jelly Beans? The show kicks off at 3:00 p.m. at Subterranean (2011 North Avenue, Chicago). This show is sponsored by Psycho Baby (one of the absolute best kid’s stores in town if you ask... Read more »

Jump Rhythm Jazz Family Dance Matinee (plus some thoughts on why music and movement are good for your little ones)

In celebration of its 20th Anniversary Season, the Jump Rhythm Jazz Project will present “Jump Rhythm Technique and the Language of Rhythm” for the Family Dance Matinee at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 20 at The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago (1306 South Michigan Avenue). This educational and entertaining, audience-interactive lecture-demonstration will begin at... Read more »

Q&A with Ralph Covert of Ralph's World

To celebrate the release of his new album All Around Ralph’s World, Chicago-based children’s musician Ralph Covert agreed to do a Q&A with Wee Windy City readers. This is so exciting! Kids are wild about this guy. And as I mentioned before, he is the man behind my personal anthem — M.O.M.M.Y. needs C.O.F.F.E.E.! I... Read more »

All Around Ralph's World: CD giveaway and a free concert

Up today . . . more Ralph’s World! The latest Ralph’s World CD, called All Around Ralph’s World, was released yesterday. I had a chance to listen to a few songs off of the new album and I predict that it is going to be another big hit with the kiddie indie music set! I... Read more »

The Wee Weekender for January 15-18

Are you ready for the three-day weekend? Lots to do here in Chicago over the next few days. To review, you have your pick of tons of Martin Luther King Day activities plus the chance to see The Laurie Berkner Band perform to help a good cause. But there are a few more excellent family-friendly... Read more »