Enrichment

Spotlight on Upturn Arts

New Orleans is a city one might expect to be bursting with accessible art programs, given its thriving music and festival scene. But when Dana Reed moved here in 2010, the dancer realized that the city’s art pr...

2017 Afterschool Activities Guide

Our comprehensive guide to after-school activities in the arts, athletic and education fields, and more!   Studies show that kids benefit academically, emotionally and socially from just five hours of ex...

5 reasons your child should attend art camp

sponsored article                                                                      Let’s face it-it’s Mardi Gras season and that means –yup- time to think about Summer Camp. We’re lucky, here in New Orl...

Meditation and Mindfulness Empower Students

Chelsea Hylton is the founder of Project Peaceful Warriors, a program that works with students and educators in some area charter schools, teaching them yoga and meditation. These children were exposed to a hig...
Mom and child reading

Tips And Facts On Early Reading

Tips to Raising a Reader Read to your infant (even newborn!) regularly—Nursery rhymes & lullabies.  -use emotion in your voice -show pictures 2.  Read to your toddler and preschooler f...
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Tips On Choosing Extracurricular Activities

  It's not always easy to know what's right for your child, and what might be too much. This can help. Tips on Choosing Extracurricular Activtivies 1.  Make sure its an interest of theirs, and not jus...

The Importance Of Team Sports

With team sports, the emphasis is as much on the “team” as on the “sports.” In addition to athletic skills, players learn valuable, life skills that come from being part of a team, including patience, communica...

Summertime Sports Blues

By Jeanne Martin Q: I don’t know anything about summer swim teams. My son is six and likes to swim so I was thinking of signing him up. Is he too young? A: Oh, I miss the days of quiet innocence before I knew...
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The Benefits Of Extracurricular Activities

Extracurriculars can introduce a child to new interests, or help her develop her talents and skills. Beyond that, they provide valuable structure and routine, help with social interaction, and strengthen impuls...

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