Address: 1504 North Fremont Street, Chicago, US
A community of teaching artists, child development experts, and like-minded parents, Bubbles Academy is not only an inviting introduction to art, music, and movement, but also a major aid to new families. “Chicago winters can be long and cold—we can start to feel restless without time to play at the park. Bubbles Academy offers daily open playtime with musical instruments and lots of new toys for creative imagination, while setting the tone with cool tunes in the background. We take all sorts of classes from Bollywood dance to yoga and art here,” says Julie Smolyansky, who holds a special place in her heart for Bubbles Academy, where her daughter braved her first crawl.