In search of low cost, family-friendly fun?

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By Bernadette Lauritzen


As a parent one of my concerns has always been what I don’t expose my kids to, that could have been the passion, or in Asset terminology, the SPARK, that ignited their discovery of a future love.

The problem is with three kids and two parents, providing experiences and opportunities can be expensive and I can’t imagine that for even larger families.

There are often plenty of activities that one would like to attend, but sometimes the price tag is just too high to justify.  

One example would be traveling exhibits that frequent museums in New Mexico. The ability to take the learning out of the textbook and into real life could be a huge impact on the path to lifelong learning. The current exhibit of the Titanic would be an example of the idea. The price tag for that would be in the ballpark of $70, not including gas. Prior to that, there was the exhibit of King Tut.

Now don’t get me wrong, I don’t want to imply disrespect for the any museums, or that financially my kids don’t get to do anything fun. 

I do like people to consider that many people can’t afford to do any of those things because the price tag alone is the barrier.

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