Holiday gift ideas for kids: Give experiences

CHICAGO -- Cheryl Leahy, a parenting blogger, joined Windy City LIVE to explain how parents can give gifts of experience to their kids this holiday season, instead of toys, clothing and games.

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A tea party at the Chicago Children's Theatre is the perfect way to kick off your family's holiday festivities. Children of all ages are cordially invited to enjoy a spot of hot cocoa (or tea) at the Beatrix Potter Holiday Tea Party.

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Pearachute, a new app, allows families to participate in multiple activities. Pearachute is running a promotion this holiday season: a free $25 Pearachute gift card with every gift card purchase of $100 or more.

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Build confidence and learn new skills at Goldfish Swim School, which is featuring special holiday packages.

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