Enrichment Classes

Why Continued Learning is Important for Families

by Adrienne Veglia Mazeau

With two kids who just turned ages 5 and 2, we parents are finally feeling like we can start to breathe again.  Gone are the sleepless nights and constant needs of an infant and mom and dad are now able to start thinking a bit, […]

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NY State Museum is Gearing Up for Fall Enrichment Activities for Toddlers to School Age Kids

by Adrienne Veglia Mazeau

Everyone in the Capital District is excited that the New York State Museum will reopen on Sundays again starting this weekend but the Museum is also bringing back several educational programs for toddlers to school age kids this Fall.  When I was home on maternity […]

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Kids Cook Too: Healthy Cooking Classes Have Long-Lasting Benefits

by Gina Martin

Summer is finally here, which means we now see a steady supply of fresh vegetables from our farm subscription. Luckily, I have a creative and industrious kitchen helper in the form of my daughter, who from a young age has been cooking and learning about […]

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Mucking About at the Mountaintop Arboretum’s Family Outdoor Awareness Workshop

by Gina Martin

With the weather being so wonderful this summer, I was inspired to visit the Mountaintop Arboretum in Tannersville, near Hunter Mountain NY, to check out their Family Outdoor Awareness programs, held every Friday in July, and every Saturday in August. My son and I attended […]

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A Plug for the Albany Kid Facebook Page and the Teen Poetry Workshop at Caffè Lena

by Sandra Foyt

If you have been following this blog in recent months, you may have noticed that I stopped posting every enrichment class notice that comes my way in favor a mention on the Albany Kid Facebook Page. And if you are new to Albany Kid, let […]

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Gingerbread Houses, Creepy Country Roads, and Common Ground

by Sandra Foyt

In search of a little seasonal cheer learning how to make gingerbread houses, we almost didn’t make it back home for the holidays. My son was signed up for a Gingerbread House class in Salem, N.Y. Just 45 miles away on the map, it’s a […]

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Introduce Kids to Nordic Skiing This Winter

by Sandra Foyt

Introducing kids to Nordic Skiing is now easier, and cheaper, than ever. A new non-profit organization, Rensselaer Plateau Nordic (RPN,) is offering a six-week youth program for kids ages 4-15 at Pineridge Cross Country Ski Area that will meet on Saturday mornings, January 7, 2012 through […]

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Wilderness Skills Veteran’s Day Vacation Camp

by Sandra Foyt

For those of you, like me, who have not yet made plans for the holiday next week, there’s a new day camp option. This fall, Flying Deer Nature Center offers its first-ever Veteran’s Day Vacation Camp on Thursday, November 11. The day in the woods, […]

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Wilderness Camping with Weasels

by Sandra Foyt

Do you see the ear to ear grins on these kids’ faces? Amazingly, the smiles were even bigger after a night spent camping in the woods with the Weasel Tracks Roots of Learning class at Dyken Pond. This time, most of the kids slept in […]

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