Many parents are interested in getting their kids involved in culturally enriching activities, especially if the teenagers are the type to like to play hours of video games or text with their friends for hours on end. The difficulty with this is that many of the classical ways to get cultural enrichment might be a bit boring for a modern teenager. So, for example, if you were to want them to study classical music, they might find listening to Bach or Mozart a bit boring, and get turned off. And trying to get them right into Shakespeare plays by handing them a play to read or taking them to a performance might also be a bit intimidating if they haven't studied it in school (they might not know what's going on and get turned off). However, there are some cool ways to introduce them to culturally enriching activities. Here's a few to look into.
Have Them Take An Art Class
There is no better way to get them into art then to have them take an art class. Be it painting, sculpting, or artistic photography, you will succeed in making the world of art come alive. They will get a chance to learn how to paint/sketch/sculpt or take photos under the guidance of a trained professional, and so won't struggle with a lack of guidance. These classes will have a structure so that your teenager will learn what to focus on, how other artists approach their subject, and the proper materials to use. It's a fun way to bring the art world to life.
Get Foreign Films On Blu Ray
If you're teenager does like movies, then there is no better way to get them more exposed to culturally enriching art than to get some great foreign films on Blu Ray. You can find exciting Foreign films that will expose them to other cultures. You don't have to start off right away with classics such as Bergman, Fellini, and Kurosawa, you can get contemporary foreign films that will be faster paced.
Enroll Them In A Classical Ballet Class
If your teenager is the type of person who is looking to get active, but they are not interested in hitting the gym or joining a sport, then you might want to introduce them to the concept of a classical ballet class for teens. This is not only a great way to get active, it will introduce them to a incredibly culturally enriching experience. They will get to learn a lot about not only dance, but also about classical music. You can find a great introductory class geared towards teens which will be fun, a great way to get them off the sofa, and also introduce them to a culturally enriching world.