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Fostering Empathy Through Pretend Play

Fostering Empathy Through Pretend Play

[ 0 ] January 2, 2017 |

By Suzy Letourneau and Robin Meisner, Providence Children’s Museum Providence Children’s Museum’s recently reinvented Coming to Rhode Island exhibit explores history through four story galleries ­– an English colonist’s farmhouse (1640), the new Fort Adams worksite (1835), a Cape Verdean packet ship (1892) and a Dominican bodega (1961). The exhibit uses these stories to build […]

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COMMUNITY-MINDED KIDS: Field Guide, Resources, and Conversation Video

COMMUNITY-MINDED KIDS: Field Guide, Resources, and Conversation Video

[ 0 ] December 12, 2016 |

How do we raise our children to be thinkers and doers and to care about the world around them? I invited five community-minded parents and the community to share resources and ideas at AS220 on May 25, 2011.

Some of the ideas discussed; Tell stories and read to your children about people with different experiences and from different cultures, teach them to be socially responsible by being a role model—sometimes it is the simple everyday things we do such as where and what we shop and how we treat our neighbors that teaches our children to care about the world around them.

If you missed the conversation, join in now. Watch the video, pick a CMK field guide…

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Explore Empathy and Stories In New “Coming to Rhode Island” Exhibit

Explore Empathy and Stories In New “Coming to Rhode Island” Exhibit

[ 0 ] November 30, 2016 |

By Megan Fischer, Associate Director, Providence Children’s Museum  Step back in time at Providence Children’s Museum to explore a playfully reinvented version of its popular Coming to Rhode Island exhibit. The dynamic environment invites visitors to embark on a time-traveling exploration of the state’s history, immigration and culture through stories and engaging hands-on activities that […]

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crafts

Spring Nature Crafts

Spring Nature Crafts
[ 0 ] March 23, 2016 |
We made it! The snow and colder days of Winter have finally bid us farewell and we welcome the warmer days of birds nesting and rain clouds… more

new parents

West Side Play Space Reopens in November!

West Side Play Space Reopens in November!
[ 1 ] November 1, 2016 |
There is a silver lining to the post-Halloween slump of chilly days and early nights: West Side Play Space (WSPS) is reopening its doors… more

home work balance

Home Work: Quatia “Q.” Osorio

Home Work: Quatia “Q.” Osorio
[ 3 ] July 26, 2016 |
Introducing Quatia Osorio, or simply “Q.”: business owner, mother of 5, and passionate advocate for healthy families,… more

child development

From School to Summer: Tips for the Transition

From School to Summer: Tips for the Transition
[ 0 ] June 27, 2016 |
By Anna Johnson When the school year ends, kids are excited. They can’t wait to leave the hallways and homework behind. But despite the… more
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