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In the Mix

Road trips rule — as long as Squirmypants in the backseat is occupied. Go the distance with a playlist compiled by Old Town School of Folk Music’s early childhood music manager, Laura Doherty.

Moon over the Freeway,” by The Ditty Bops, from Moon over the Freeway

Riding in My Car,” by Dave Hamilton, from Wiggleworms Love You

Titanic,” by Dan Zanes, from Parades and Panoramas

You’ll Sing a Song and I’ll Sing a Song,” by Ella Jenkins, from You’ll Sing a Song and I’ll Sing a Song

Freddy Bear the Teddy Bear,” by Ralph’s World, from Ralph’s World

Drive My Car,” by Bobby McFerrin, from Simple Pleasures

Where Do They Make Balloons?” by They Might Be Giants, from No!

So Much Love to Give,” by MeeWee, from MeeWee: Hip-Hop for Kids

The Loco-Motion,” by Grand Funk Railroad, from Shinin’ On

Now you’ll go miles with smiles.

Songs available online at itunes.com. Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 North Lincoln Avenue, at Sunnyside Avenue; 909 West Armitage Avenue, at Fremont Street (773-728-6000 or oldtownschool.org).

This Week for Kids

Building Blocks Toy Store

What: Lakeview’s longtime specialty shop opens second location in Wicker Park.
Why: If they build it, you will come.
When: Opens Sat. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 2130 W. Division St., b/t Leavitt St. & Hoyne Ave. (773-235-1888).

Fierce Mamas
What: New collection of holiday maternity clothing is co-designed by the Project Runway season four winner.
Why: Mama said.
When: Meet-and-greet launch with the founders, Sat., noon-2 p.m.
Where: Belly Dance Maternity, 1647 N. Damen Ave., at Wabansia Ave. (773-862-1133).

Bunking with the Butterflies
What: Sleepover lets kids explore exhibits after dark and rise early to visit the butterfly haven.
Why: Wing it.
When: Fri., 6 p.m.-Sat., 9 a.m.
Where: The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon Dr., at Fullerton Pkwy. To register, call 773-755-5111.

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