A story on Education.com recently caught my eye. Why Children’s Theater Matters noted that “Longitudinal data of 25,000 students involved in the arts, conducted at UCLA’s Graduate School of Education by Dr. James Catterall, shows that consistent participation greatly improves academic performance and significantly bumps up standardized test scores. Students who make time for the […]
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Spring break is coming up soon. Do you know what you are doing with your kids? From looming to learning to laughing, here are some ideas whether you need something to keep your kids busy all week or just a one day outing to break up the togetherness. In true school fashion, the ideas are […]
This is the time of year when we want to get out, but cannot always count on the weather to cooperate for outdoor activities. Lucky for us there are a lot of good family theater programs going on that give us a destination with a mix of indoor and outdoor activities. The Wizard of Oz follows […]
We always enjoy the Chicago Shakespeare Theater. When we were invited to review the new CST Family production of Pinocchio, we immediately grabbed four tickets. When the lights went down, I spent the first few minutes admiring the actors and set. The story we all know has been reimagined with original songs and music, and a mix […]
I’ve always struggled reading Shakespeare. The last time I really made an attempt was back in college. The words on the page were just difficult and heavy in many ways. I realize now that the problem was that I was too young to appreciate it. We were invited this weekend to see Romeo and Juliet at […]