Posts tagged Kids activities
Boredom Busters: Summer Engagement Ideas for Kids - Part II

Last summer I did a blog post on Boredom Busters to give parents some additional summer engagement ideas for their kids. As it was well received, I thought I would do a Part II this summer. Entering the tail end of July, I have definitely started to hear more of a chorus of: “Mom, I’m bored.” And when my kids are bored, they tend to get cranky and more prone to poor choices and behaviors. To help support them and my mental sanity, I made a new list of Boredom Busters. Below is the list of ideas I created for my family; I hope it is helpful to yours as well. As always, take what seems like it will work for your unique family, modify as needed, and forget the rest. While most of these ideas require some degree of parental involvement, many of the steps can be done independently once you set your kids up for the activity.

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Enriched Family Austin Summer Camp Special Feature (2019): Day, Overnight, and Specialty Camps

This is the fourth and final post in a series Enriched Family does annually on summer camps in the Austin area. Previous posts focused on science, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics)/STEAM (STEM + art), and coding camps, as well as arts camps, including visual art, creative writing, dance, drama/theater, film, music, and arts combinations for all ages, and sports camps, including baseball, basketball, climbing, golf, gymnastics, horseback riding, martial arts, multi-sport, and soccer camps. Check them out if you missed them! This week's post focuses on day camps, some specialty camps, and overnight camps. When I think of day camps, I think of a "classic" camp experience - all around fun, incorporating different structured activities, as well as lots of outdoor activities, and plenty of unstructured time for fun - the camps included in this post were selected based on their fit with this camp definition. Overnight camps included meet the day camp definition and have the added benefit of being sleep away camps. Specialty camps focus on a particular area or support specific groups of kids (girls’ empowerment, for example, or camps that focus specifically on programming for children with disabilities).

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Enriched Family Austin Summer Camp Special Feature (2019): Sports Camps

This is the third in a series of posts Enriched Family does annually on summer camps in the Austin area. Previous posts focused on science, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics)/STEAM (STEM + art), and coding camps, as well as arts camps, including visual art, creative writing, dance, drama/theater, film, music, and arts combinations for all ages. Check them out if you missed them! This week's post focuses on a variety of sports camps, including baseball, basketball, climbing, golf, gymnastics, horseback riding, martial arts, multi-sport, and soccer camps. The next and final installment in this series will focus on all-around day camps and overnight camps. Watch the Enriched Family blog!

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Enriched Family Austin Summer Camp Special Feature (2019): Science, STEM/STEAM, and Coding Camps

Parents, it is that crazy time of year when we figure out the summer plan. Camps are already registering students and starting to fill up. In an effort to make your life easier, Enriched Family is doing our annual series of posts highlighting different types of summer camps in the Austin area. The first post was on arts camps, including visual art, creative writing, dance, drama/theater, film, music, and arts combinations for all ages. Today's post focuses on Science, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics)/STEAM (STEM + art), and coding camps! The next post in the series will feature sports summer camps

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Enriched Family Austin Summer Camp Special Feature (2019): Arts Camps

This is the first in a series of posts I will be doing over the next few weeks focusing on summer camps in the Austin area. Today's post features arts-based camps, including visual art, creative writing, dance, drama/theater, film, music, and arts combinations for all ages. Next week's post will be devoted to Science and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) camps.

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Enriched Family Spring Break 2019 - Austin Camp Roundup

Yep. Spring Break 2019 is only five weeks away! In an effort to make your life easier, I have compiled a list of camps offering sessions the week of March 18-22, 2019. While the list is not exhaustive, it provides quite a variety of options. I have focused in particular on including camps in different areas in or near Austin, with a variety of price points, and on full-day camps as much as possible, in addition to providing some options for little ones.

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Enriched Family's Winter Camp Roundup

Wait, what??!! Only ~12 days until winter break?! It’s that time of year again when many parents are starting to sweat a little thinking of trying to get coverage for some of the 2+ weeks the kids are off for the holiday break. If you haven’t yet, it’s time to sign the kids up for winter camps! In an effort to make your life easier, I have compiled a list of some camps offering winter sessions below. In my experience, winter camps tend to be more expensive than summer camps, are harder to find for little ones, and often do not cover the full school break. I have tried to include camps in different areas in or near Austin, with a variety of price points, and a few options for littles.

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Twenty-One Days Until Thanksgiving Break?! Check Out Enriched Family's Roundup of Fall Break Camps

Many school districts around Austin will be taking a full week break for Thanksgiving for the first time this year, rather than the traditional two to three days. This includes, for example, Austin ISD, Eanes ISD, Lake Travis ISD, Leander ISD, and Round Rock ISD. For many parents, in order to balance work and family responsibilities, this means filling in the week with some camp options. In an effort to make your life easier, I have compiled a list of camps offering sessions during thanksgiving week…

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Boredom Busters: Summer Engagement Ideas for Kids

While I love the idea of a lazy summer, with lots of swimming and reading, playdates, and some camp fun thrown in, I also find that my kids go a little crazy after too many unstructured days. And let's be honest, as a work-from-home small business owner and parent, I too go a little crazy trying to juggle work and kids over the summer. So, for the inevitable days when my kids are bored and I am trying to work on a deadline, I like to have some strategies in my back pocket to keep the girls mentally and creatively engaged. For this week's blog post, I am sharing some of these ideas with you. 

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Enriched Family Austin Summer Camp Special Feature: Day and Overnight Camps

This is the fourth and final in a series of posts I wrote on summer camps in the Austin area. Previous posts focused on science and STEM-based campsarts-based camps, and sports camps.  This week's post focuses on day camps and overnight camps. When I think of day camps, I think of a "classic" camp experience - all around fun, incorporating different structured activities, as well as lots of outdoor activities, and plenty of unstructured time for fun - the camps included in this post were selected based on their fit with this camp definition. Overnight camps included meet the day camp definition and have the added benefit of being sleep away camps.

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Enriched Family Austin Summer Camp Special Feature: Sports Camps

This is the third in a series of posts I am doing on summer camps in the Austin area. Previous posts focused on science and STEM-based camps and arts-based camps. This week's post focuses on a variety of sports camps, including baseball, basketball, climbing, gymnastics, horseback riding, martial arts, multi-sport , and soccer camps.

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Enriched Family Austin Summer Camp Special Feature: Arts Camps (all ages)

This is the second in a series of posts I will be doing over the next few weeks focusing on summer camps in the Austin area. Last week's post was on Science and STEM-based camps (check it out, if you haven't already!). Today's post features arts-based camps, including visual art, dance, drama, music, and film. Next week's post will be devoted to Enriched Family's March round up of kids and family activities in Austin. I will be back to posting on summer camps in two weeks and will feature a variety of sports camps.

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Enriched Family Austin Summer Camp Special Feature: Science and STEM

Believe it or not, it is time to start thinking about summer camps. Many camps have already started registering students and fill up quickly. In an effort to make your life easier, I will be doing a series of posts highlighting different types of summer camps in the Austin area. Today's first post focuses on Science and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) camps. 

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School's almost out...Looking for winter camps in the Austin area?

It’s that time of year again when many of us are looking for winter camps. In an effort to make your life easier, I have compiled a partial list of camps offering winter sessions. In my experience, winter camps tend to be more expensive than summer camps, are harder to find for little ones, and often do not cover the full school break. I have tried to include camps in different areas in or near Austin, with a variety of price points, and a few options for littles.

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