Category: North Shore Family Activities

Hiring a Tutor for a Week of Chinese Immersion

I mentioned in a previous post that I really don’t care for immersion camps abroad.  I also opted to pass on attending a Concordia Language Village Family Camp this year.  Instead, we hired a tutor to spend the week with us.  This was a wonderful experience and one I’d highly recommend doing.  The cost is... Read more »

Discovering Language and Global Citizenship - North Shore Activities Next Week!

Looking for something multicultural to do next week for the kids?  Ever wondered about how to raise multilingual children who are also global citizens?  Well, good news!  There is an entire Discovery Week of great activities running at the Deerfield Barnes & Noble  from Sunday, November 16th to Sunday, November 23rd.  In conjunction with Language... Read more »

What Chinese Parents Do Better than American Ones

Did you know that the average Chinese family spends 30% of their total annual income on their children’s education?  Do you know what the bulk of American spending on children is for?  If you guessed “sports”, you’re right.  A previous Fortune 500 company I worked for actually stated they would not consider moving their education... Read more »

Bicycling on Amazing North Shore Trails

One of our favorite activities to do as a family is bike around the North Shore.  While the taxes here are absolutely ridiculous, the bike trails are certainly some of the best in the country.  You can go all the way from Chicago to Wisconsin and barely bike on a road.  Plus, with the said... Read more »

The Great Highwood Pumpkin Festival - Chinese Contest!

It’s finally upon us.  Ever since we moved here, people have constantly been telling us how we must attend The Great Highwood Pumpkin Fest.  It’s attempting for the 3rd year in a row to break the Guinness Book of World Records for most lit jack-o-lanterns displayed.  The fest starts tonight at 6pm and runs through... Read more »

Autumn Fest at Heller Nature Center

Today we went to the super fun Autumn Fest at the Heller Nature Center in Highland Park as a family activity.  The center is free for all and a fabulous place for kids to play in the woods.  We’ve been there three times now and it’s always a great outing.  Today was their Autumn Fest... Read more »