Enrichment

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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Lifelong Learning As Life Brings Changes

by Gina Martin

We fell into a commitment to lifelong learning when we started out as a homeschooling family back in 2003. My husband and I decided that our oldest wasn’t really ready to deal with full day kindergarden, which was the only option in our district. We […]

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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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September 11th Lesson Plans Offers Ways to Tackle Difficult Topic

by Guest Post

September 11th is a difficult, yet imperative, topic for educators to teach and explore with their students. On this anniversary of 9/11, many teachers have students who either were not yet born or do not remember the terrorist attacks. It is hard to believe that […]

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A September 11 Memorial Story: The Survivor Tree

by Cie McCullough Buschle

The National September 11 Memorial is not an easy place to visit. It is undoubtedly beautiful – well conceived with classic style; but even on a sunny summer’s day the waterfalls and reflecting pools mirror back more than the surrounding construction and newly planted trees. […]

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Flat Stanley Adventures

by Sandra Foyt

Flat Stanley is an adventurous traveler. The hero of several children’s book, writing a Flat Stanley letter is an activity often done in first or second grade at elementary schools across America. Flat Stanley Letter I had a chance to become reacquainted with Flat Stanley […]

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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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