Enrichment Ideas

Discover enrichment ideas for lifelong learning at home and abroad – including engaging classes, fun home projects, day trip recommendations, and experiential travel around the world.

Lincoln Movie – Discover the Story (FREE Download)

by Sandra Foyt

With the Lincoln movie opening in theaters this Friday, November 16th, here’s an opportunity to enrich the experience with a learning extension. Given the all-star cast and meaty subject, Lincoln promises to be a winner.  Steven Spielberg directs Academy Award winners Daniel Day-Lewis and Sally Field in a […]

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Enrichment Cruises: Fun For All the Family

by Guest Post

An emerging new trend in cruising holidays is that of so-called “enrichment cruises”. In addition to the luxury of relaxing, dining and sightseeing expected from a cruise, enrichment cruises offer passengers lectures, demonstrations and classes; often with renowned professionals and experts giving talks or instruction […]

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Enrichment and Busy Teens

by Sandra Foyt

It’s hard to believe that we’re into October, and I have yet to plan my children’s enrichment programs for the academic year. That’s how it goes with teens. When they reach adolescence, school-based clubs and after school sports take up what little time they have […]

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Calling all Jedi: Star Wars Reads Day, Saturday 10/6/12

by Gina Martin

Celebrate the Star Wars Universe in book form and check out the Star Wars Reads Day this Saturday, October 6, 2012. Star Wars Reads Day is a national event sponsored by Lucasfilm to inspire and encourage people of all ages to get together to read […]

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Teach Your Children Well… and Join a CSA

by Adrienne Veglia Mazeau

This is my family’s fifth season as CSA (community supported agriculture) members with Denison Farms  in Upstate New York. From early June through October each year we share in the bounty, or loss of hurricane damaged crops, with the Denison Farm family of members. As […]

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Lifelong Learning As Life Brings Changes

by Gina Martin

We fell into a commitment to lifelong learning when we started out as a homeschooling family back in 2003. My husband and I decided that our oldest wasn’t really ready to deal with full day kindergarden, which was the only option in our district. We […]

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Why Continued Learning is Important for Families

by Adrienne Veglia Mazeau

With two kids who just turned ages 5 and 2, we parents are finally feeling like we can start to breathe again.  Gone are the sleepless nights and constant needs of an infant and mom and dad are now able to start thinking a bit, […]

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September 11th Lesson Plans Offers Ways to Tackle Difficult Topic

by Guest Post

September 11th is a difficult, yet imperative, topic for educators to teach and explore with their students. On this anniversary of 9/11, many teachers have students who either were not yet born or do not remember the terrorist attacks. It is hard to believe that […]

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International Photo Contest For Kids From National Geographic

by Sandra Foyt

Got a budding photographer in the family? Want to give a child a chance to win a Five-Day, Four-Night Trip to Washington, D.C.? National Geographic Seeks Next Generation of Photographers for its 6th Annual International Photography Contest for Kids For more than 100 years, National Geographic […]

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Berkshire Museum with Kids

by Adrienne Veglia Mazeau

Nestled within the hills of the Berkshire Mountains in Massachusetts is the quaint little town of Pittsfield, Massachusetts and home to a number of galleries and museums.  We recently visited the Berkshire Museum with the Bean (5) and the Dude (2).  This is one of […]

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