academic enrichment


  • Logic
  • Strategy
  • Foundational


  • Space
  • Earth
  • Biology


  • Poetry
  • Classic Story
  • Storytelling


  • Prompts
  • Handwriting
  • Grammar



  • Culture
  • Politics
  • Geography

Easter baskets offers such amazing variety, with no shortage of gift ideas that have an educational element to them. With holiday or spring break plans… pack along Ubongo: The Brain Game To Go, from Thames and Kosmos Discover the coolest little robot friends with Rebotz: Rebooted Robots also by Thames and Kosmos.  Introduce sustainability factors with Green Toys’ recycled plastic RV Camper Set or snuggle the cutest plush made from 100% recycled water bottles with Monsterkins from Wild Republic. Throw in some Aaron’s Thinking Putty in pretty Easter Blooms, Speckled Egg, or Fresh Grass for some colorful stress relieving, finger play. 

Gift Suggestions

Family Games

Feature categories


Hands on Learning

Arts, Hands On Learning


Puzzles, Hands On Learning

Puzzles & Books

Science Projects

Board Games



Going places with your children engages them in new activities that aid them in discovering their interests and inspiring their ambition. It’s analogous to browsing for clothes. You don’t know what fits you until you try it on. Once your child discovers something that excites them…


Learning concept developed by Barbara Spalding by which parents are  engaging and introducing educational material or subject matter utilizing a multitude of materials and media. This concept not only better engages children, but provides for enhanced retention. Suggestions may include traditional textbook, research or worksheets then coupled with art activities, video clips, in-person experience, imaginative play, and educational toys.

Layered Learning workshops, templates and lesson plans coming soon.

Meet the team

Barbara Spalding

Barbara Spalding

Founder/Editor In Chief

Blogger, writer, mom with HR background & experience in public speaking & training, holding a passion for guiding parents to family learning opportunities outside of classroom & homework.

Victoria Spalding

Victoria Spalding


Artist, writer and aspiring interior designer with a passion for videography, theater, sewing… and kittens. Victoria is our Ambassador with experience in reviews, product shoots and interviews.

Brian Ackley

Brian Ackley

Digital Director

Screenwriter, filmmaker, and former after-school program facilitator with experience in event planning, writing lesson plans, and creating & running a range of activities & programs for elementary school kids.

Scientific Discovery



“Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science.”


Edwin Powell Hubble

Hands-On Learning Fun

Science Fair Project Ideas

Family Game Night


Grab your stress-free, mess-free snacks and favorite family board game for a night of family fun. In addition to laughter and teamwork, many games offer several elements of academic enrichment. Look for games that challenge critical thinking skills and include estimation, money or resource management, historical facts or science elements. There are so many amazing options, check out our Family Game Night page for our best suggestions.