Anisa Raoof

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Anisa Raoof is the publisher of Kidoinfo.com. She combines being a mom with her experience as an artist, designer, psych researcher and former co-director of the Providence Craft Show to create the go-to spot for families in Rhode Island and beyond. She loves using social media to connect parents with family-related businesses and services and promoting ways for parents to engage offline with their kids.

Anisa believes in the power of working together and loves to find ways to collaborate with others. An online enthusiast, still likes to unplug often by reading books and magazines, drawing, learning to knit, making pop-up books with her two sons and listening to records with her husband.

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Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code

[ 3 ] February 2, 2016 |

In 1984, 37% of all computer science graduates were women, but today that number is just 18%. 20% of AP Computer Science test-takers are female, and 0.4% of high school girls express interest in majoring in Computer Science. Reshma Saujani founded the Girls Who Code organization to change those statistics with a mission to inspire, […]

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100+ Things To Do with Kids in Rhode Island

100+ Things To Do with Kids in Rhode Island

[ 62 ] January 31, 2016 |

Consider 100 things to do with kids in Rhode Island, Kidoinfo’s Bucket List, filled with things to do with your children before they grow up! Fun, food, culture, and history all unique to our area: these are things we believe every young Rhode Islander should see and do.

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Host a Snow Party for kids: Books, Craft, Science, Food and Fun

Host a Snow Party for kids: Books, Craft, Science, Food and Fun

[ 3 ] January 29, 2016 |

We have decided to celebrate the magic of snow (and lack of the white stuff in the northeast) by hosting a Snow Party – complete with stories, crafts, science experiments and snacks. Followed by a trip outdoors in real snow if the temperatures drop and the rain changes to snow.

Read “Snowflake Bentley” (Caldecott Medal Book) by Jacqueline Briggs, illustrated by Martin Mary Azarian. This is the true story of Wilson Bentley, a farmer born in 1865 in Jericho, Vermont, a small town between Lake Champlain and Mount Mansfield. The story shows Bentley’s fascination, determination, and success in learning how to photograph snowflakes after his mother gave him a microscope when he was fifteen. Beautiful, bold woodcut illustrations.

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[ 0 ] December 31, 2015 |

Welcome Winter! Edible Rhody KIDS is created in collaboration with Edible Rhody magazine. We love getting kids involved with all things local! Food, farm life, recipes and produce for every season are all here to inspire our up-and-coming foodies to enjoy the bounty of Rhode Island. This seasons’ topic, “Ramen”, shows us there is more […]

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Sing Away Hunger Concert with Bill Harley, Keith Munslow & Friends

Sing Away Hunger Concert with Bill Harley, Keith Munslow & Friends

[ 0 ] November 2, 2015 |

Join award-winning musicians Bill Harley and Keith Munslow, along with a talented group of their friends, for a fun and frolicking family concert to benefit the Rhode Island Food Bank. Saturday 21 November at 11am and 2pm at Lincoln School, Providence. Every year, Bill and Keith delight children with their hilarious songs and stories that will tickle […]

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Downcity Design Studio: Designed for Homeschool Students

Downcity Design Studio: Designed for Homeschool Students

[ 0 ] September 11, 2015 |

Looking for a great learning opportunity for homeschool teens? We love DownCity Design and their cool creative problem solving building projects. In Design Studio, this 10-week project-based program for homeschool students, learners will tackle a satisfying design/build service project for a public space or community-serving non-profit organization. While reinforcing essential design and engineering skills, they […]

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A month full of Peace Events plus join Peace Fest RI, the global celebration of peace on September 19

A month full of Peace Events plus join Peace Fest RI, the global celebration of peace on September 19

[ 0 ] August 27, 2015 |

Kidoinfo (and me personally) are pleased to promote and support such an amazing project. The Peace Flag Project invites you to join in its 12th annual celebration of the International Day of Peace. The Peace Flag Project is a pro-peace nonprofit based here in Rhode Island, its work is focused on imagining peace, understanding peace, […]

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Providence PlayCorps Closing Celebrations

Providence PlayCorps Closing Celebrations

[ 0 ] August 17, 2015 |

Monday, August 17 – Friday, August 21 11 AM – 2 PM Providence PlayCorps – a summer initiative to activate the city’s parks with free play and creative exploration in conjunction with the free federal summer meals program – celebrates its final week of the season with imaginative activities daily from Monday, August 17 to […]

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DIY Summer Fun: Make Your Sundial

DIY Summer Fun: Make Your Sundial

[ 0 ] August 14, 2015 |

Summer sunshine is in full force right now. We made this very simple yet effective sundial by placing a pencil in a ball of clay. Every hour, we marked the hour with a stone. This sundial goes from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. We also enjoyed reading ‘How Do You Know What Time It Is?’ […]

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AS220’s Foo Fest returns on August 8: Fun for the whole family!

AS220’s Foo Fest returns on August 8: Fun for the whole family!

[ 0 ] July 31, 2015 |

Foo Fest, AS220’s annual summertime block party bash, returns to Empire Street in downtown Providence on Saturday, August 8th, from 1pm to 1am, bringing you 12 hours of music, art, performance, kid and family-friendly activities, local food and drink, and much more! Kidoinfo is proud to sponsor such a cool creative happening that inspires kids […]

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