Viewing: Enrichment Ideas

Flat Stanley Adventures

Flat Stanley is an adventurous traveler. The hero of several children’s book, writing a Flat Stanley letter is an activity often done in first or second grade at elementary schools across America. Flat Stanley Letter I had a chance to become reacquainted with Flat Stanley recently, when I received a Flat Stanley letter from a […] Read more

Plimoth Plantation – A Historical Day Trip from Boston to Plymouth MA

There are a few places in the USA that every child should see, if possible, before they turn eighteen. Williamsburg, Boston’s Freedom Trail, Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, and of course, Plymouth top the list. In Plymouth, MA, they’ll see the legendary Plymouth Rock, climb aboard a Mayflower ship, and travel back a few hundred years at Plimoth […] Read more

Rough and Rugged, Rugby is an Emerging Sport in the USA

For the first time in decades, a version of the rugby sport will be played at the 2016 Summer Olympics to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Despite being the world’s most popular sport, Rugby USA has an uphill climb to capture American hearts. Rugby for Women When I first told my parents that […] Read more

Discover the Old West at the Fort Worth Stockyards (and Other Cowboy Attractions)

The dream of the American West fires the imagination today, as much as it ever has. Even as a little girl growing up in Argentina, where I spoke little or no English, many an afternoon was spent in a fringed suede cowgirl outfit calling out, “Hi-yo, Silver! Away! Today, four million visitors travel to Fort Worth each […] Read more

The Secret of Joyful Winter Holidays

Close your eyes and visualize how you want to spend the winter holidays. Do you see a magical tableaux out of a Norman Rockwell painting, or a mad scene of frenzied efforts to complete a list of self-imposed tasks? This year, consider taking a break from the craziness to enjoy family activities that truly capture […] Read more

Survival Guide For Building a Gingerbread House with Kids

It’s that time of year, the time of year when all the holiday magazines and catalogs come out featuring stunning gingerbread houses, gingerbread castles, gingerbread churches, and even a gingerbread Tardis. I am by no means a gingerbread expert. I have never had a gingerbread creation featured in a magazine.  I do however, every year, […] Read more

Enrichment Cruises: Fun For All the Family

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 and sometimes even celebrities. Many are now enjoying the opportunity […] Read more

Enrichment and Busy Teens

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 left after homework, and parents are left to squeeze in […] Read more

Lifelong Learning As Life Brings Changes

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 had a hard time picturing our active and inquisitive boy […] Read more

Why Continued Learning is Important for Families

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, not too much, about ourselves again.  With that comes a […] Read more

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