Category: parenting + development

2018 Health Insurance Options: The Choice Is Yours During Open Enrollment

2018 Health Insurance Options: The Choice Is Yours During Open Enrollment

[ 0 ] September 27, 2017 |

By Jim Armstrong You know that feeling you get when, halfway through the day, you suddenly realize you forgot to send your kid to school wearing something silly for “crazy hat day”? Or that today was the day you’d promised to send in a gift for teacher appreciation week? It’s pretty close to impossible to […]

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Learn more about the Family & Development Lab!

Learn more about the Family & Development Lab!

[ 0 ] August 25, 2017 |

The Family & Development Lab at Providence College—under the direction of Dr. Kelly Warmuth, Assistant Professor of Psychology—is currently recruiting families for a study exploring how family relationships influence child development. If you choose to participate, you, your spouse or partner, and your child will be asked to visit our lab (151 Sowa Hall on […]

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Providence Community Library Helps Keep Kids Busy with Reading, Games, Free Entertainers & Summer Fun!

Providence Community Library Helps Keep Kids Busy with Reading, Games, Free Entertainers & Summer Fun!

[ 0 ] June 27, 2017 |

So much happening this summer at Providence Community Library (PCL), which provides daily fun, great books, and special performances at nine neighborhood locations. The Library helps school age students get stamps for their Passports to Summer Learning, learn how to track their activities using Providence READsquared software, complete PCL game cards and earn prizes for […]

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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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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, communities and the environment. Q is the owner and one-woman powerhouse behind Mama Blu Diaper Service, swapping soiled cloth diapers with clean “fluff” at customers’ doorsteps, every week, across Rhode Island and into Massachusetts. As a community doula […]

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Born to Breastfeed: A Community Event at Roger Williams Park Zoo

Born to Breastfeed: A Community Event at Roger Williams Park Zoo

[ 0 ] July 22, 2016 |

In celebration of WHO/UNICEF World Breastfeeding Week, the Rhode Island Breastfeeding Coalition is hosting the 4th annual Born to Breastfeed event at Roger Williams Park Zoo. This event invites the community for a unique opportunity to explore the zoo by night and makes  breastfeeding information and other family health resources available. In addition to the […]

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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 thrill of those summer months ahead, the transition can be hard. For kids who have learning, social and/or sensory challenges, this change in routine can be especially difficult and creating unexpected […]

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Complex Learners: What to Look For

Complex Learners: What to Look For

[ 0 ] June 1, 2016 |

Today’s Contributing Writer: Anna Johnson, Head of School at The Wolf School As parents and educators we understand that one size does not fit all. Your child might approach social situations slowly while someone else’s child jumps right in. One student learns best with verbal prompts while another does better with visual cues. Right out […]

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Today’s Home Work: Jamie Glowacki

Today’s Home Work: Jamie Glowacki

[ 2 ] May 9, 2016 |

Join us today as we meet one of my favorite local Moms, Jamie Glowacki, an energetic, acrobatic, entrepreneur who happens to be a potty-training ninja! I first met Jamie when she opened up a kid consignment shop years ago in Hope Artiste Village before moving the shop to Hope Street and then selling the business […]

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