The Calumet Memorial Park District's Lil' Geniuses is a recreational program that helps prepare children ages 3 to 5 for the experiences of kindergarten through study of the alphabet, numbers, colors, shapes, printing, motor skills and more. Under the guidance of classroom staff, hands-on daily activities are designed to promote each child's physical, creative, cognitive, social and emotional growth. Special emphasis is placed upon improving socialization skills and easing separation anxiety. Classes are held weekdays from Sept. 9 to Dec. 20. Parents may choose from a half-day of either 9 a.m. to noon, or noon to 3 p.m. Or a full-day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration is now being taken at the Sandridge Community Center. Call or email for more information.