Play by Numbers

bean there, done that!

Pop Quiz: 32 tiny hands and feet + 16 sparkling eyes + 8 smiles =

How Jon and Kate made a quick buck? Wrong. (In so many ways.)

Answer: The happy tots inside The Green Bean, a soon-to-open nursery for kiddies ages 6 weeks to 4 years. Registration starts now — and to keep things intimate, they’re capping enrollment at eight children.

Babies keep busy with fair trade teethers and toys, while toddlers plant vegetables, participate in nontoxic craft projects, and even learn to compost. Tykes of all ages will enjoy fresh, organic meals and all-natural bedding within the ecofriendly space.

Get a sneak peek at the open house this weekend.

You’ll see it all adds up.

The Green Bean, 3279 West Armitage Avenue, between Spalding and Sawyer Avenues, second floor (312-953-4173 or greenbeannursery.com). Open house, Saturday, 1-5 p.m. For more information, go to thegreenbeannursery.blogspot.com.

This Week for Kids
iCream Giveaway
deals!What: DailyCandy Kids readers score one free dessert when they buy one (of equal or greater value) from the science lab-like ice cream shop.
Why: They’ll scream for seasonal toppings like fresh black cherries and coconut.
When: Promo valid thru Thurs. Regular hours, Sun.-Thurs., 1-11 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 1 p.m.-1 a.m.
Where: 1537 N. Milwaukee Ave., at Damen Ave. (773-342-2834). To redeem, take a printed copy of this e-mail to the store.

Binth Matching Game
Chicago design company’s artful memory card game is re-released on recycled paper.
Why: Chutes and Ladders can wait.
When: It’s in the cards.
Where: Greer, 1657 N. Wells St., b/t Eugenie St. & North Ave. (312-337-8000).

Holstein Pool’s Family Swim
Let your little minnow splash around in Bucktown’s 50-yard-long outdoor public pool.
Why: Fun stays afloat on the neighboring playground.
When: Thru Sept. 7. Family swim hours online at chicagoparkdistrict.com.
Where: Holstein Park, 2200 N. Oakley Ave., b/t Lyndale St. & Shakespeare Ave. (312-742-7554).

3279 W Armitage Ave
2nd flr
Chicago, IL 60647
1537 N Milwaukee Ave
bt Damen Ave & Honore St
Chicago, IL 60622
1657 N Wells St
@ Eugenie St
Chicago, IL 60614
2200 N Oakley Ave
@ Lyndale St
Chicago, IL 60647