Enrichment Ideas

Discover enrichment ideas for lifelong learning at home and abroad – including engaging classes, fun home projects, day trip recommendations, and experiential travel around the world.

Plimoth Plantation – A Historical Day Trip from Boston to Plymouth MA

by Sandra Foyt

There are a few places in the USA that every child should see, if possible, before they turn eighteen. Williamsburg, Boston’s Freedom Trail, Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, and of course, Plymouth top the list. In Plymouth, MA, they’ll see the legendary Plymouth Rock, climb aboard a Mayflower […]

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Rough and Rugged, Rugby is an Emerging Sport in the USA

by Kayla Foyt

For the first time in decades, a version of the rugby sport will be played at the 2016 Summer Olympics to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Despite being the world’s most popular sport, Rugby USA has an uphill climb to capture American hearts. […]

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Discover the Old West at the Fort Worth Stockyards (and Other Cowboy Attractions)

by Sandra Foyt

The dream of the American West fires the imagination today, as much as it ever has. Even as a little girl growing up in Argentina, where I spoke little or no English, many an afternoon was spent in a fringed suede cowgirl outfit calling out, “Hi-yo, […]

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Albany Kid Giveaway: Win a Box Set of Adventure to Fitness DVDs

by Adrienne Veglia Mazeau

Last month we announced that the high energy fitness videos from Adventure to Fitness, currently provided FREE to schools,  were available on DVD for families to purchase and enjoy at home. Now Albany Kid is giving one lucky reader a box set containing three fabulous […]

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The Secret of Joyful Winter Holidays

by Sandra Foyt

Close your eyes and visualize how you want to spend the winter holidays. Do you see a magical tableaux out of a Norman Rockwell painting, or a mad scene of frenzied efforts to complete a list of self-imposed tasks? This year, consider taking a break […]

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Holiday Gifts from National Geographic

by Adrienne Veglia Mazeau

I might be biased but I love Albany Kid’s Christmas Gifts for Kids that Stand the Test of Time post for great gift ideas.   If you need additional inspiration and still haven’t found that unique gift for the little explorer in the family, National Geographic has […]

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Special Offer from BabbaBox; Monthly Enrichment Activities Delivered to Your Door

by Adrienne Veglia Mazeau

Today I received my  BabbaBox  in the mail.  For those of you unfamiliar with this incredibly cool product let this post be an introduction.  The BabbaBox is a mom-founded company that delivers monthly themed activities filled with unique ways of engaging young children in new […]

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Albany Kid Little Passports *Giveaway*

by Adrienne Veglia Mazeau

If your budding little traveler is anxiously awaiting to set sail on adventures of their own, Albany Kid has a fun giveaway from Little Passports just in time for the holidays!  Little Passports is a mom-founded company that takes kids on monthly adventures across the […]

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Adventure to Fitness Introduces High Energy DVDs for Families

by Adrienne Veglia Mazeau

Have your kids come home from school raving about an adventure with a guy named Mr. Marc and their travels through the Big Apple or maybe ancient China.  If so, their school participates in the Adventure to Fitness program designed to keep kids physically fit […]

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Survival Guide For Building a Gingerbread House with Kids

by Tess Purvis

It’s that time of year, the time of year when all the holiday magazines and catalogs come out featuring stunning gingerbread houses, gingerbread castles, gingerbread churches, and even a gingerbread Tardis. I am by no means a gingerbread expert. I have never had a gingerbread […]

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