Category: Providence Children’s Museum

Have a PlayFULL Fall

Have a PlayFULL Fall

[ 4 ] September 7, 2010 |

By Providence Children’s Museum Education Staff Back-to-school time often means leaving behind the carefree, active, unstructured play that children enjoy during the summer months.  Providence Children’s Museum educators recommend the following resources, chock-full of creative ideas, to ensure your kids have plenty of imaginative, self-directed playtime during the school year. Carly Baumann, Exhibit & Program […]

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Staying Power Choosing Toys That Last

Staying Power Choosing Toys That Last

[ 1 ] December 7, 2009 |

By Carly Loeper, Exhibit & Program Developer, Providence Children’s Museum What makes a great plaything? At the Children’s Museum, this question is always on our minds as we select toys and materials for our programs, exhibits and Gift Shop. If, as Fred Rogers said, “Play is really the work of childhood,” then toys are children’s […]

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Ann P. Smith turns everyday junk into animal works of art

Ann P. Smith turns everyday junk into animal works of art

[ 1 ] October 1, 2009 |

Our kids love making things out of trash and stuff found lying around the house. We keep a box of broken toys and electronics in the closet waiting for a rainy day or their urge to create a robot of some kind. I can only imagine what cool treasures one can find in Ann P. […]

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The importance of play for children: Join the conversation

The importance of play for children: Join the conversation

[ 0 ] August 3, 2009 |

Children these days  are scheduled with so many structured activities and often plugged into electronics daily–joined with a parent’s concern for their child’s safety–children seem to have very little free play time left outside (or in) to wander at their own pace and make discoveries without the help or guidance of an adult. The importance […]

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Drawing Attention

Drawing Attention

[ 0 ] March 2, 2009 |

By Mary Scott Hackman, Early Childhood Program Developer As an early childhood educator, I sometimes wonder if I give children enough time to draw.  After all, it seems to follow that for children without a completely developed language system (true for most children under five), that encouraging drawing could provide them with not only an […]

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See the film <em>Where Do the Children Play?</em>

See the film Where Do the Children Play?

[ 0 ] February 4, 2009 |

The Details: Location: Lincoln Schools Ebner, Elson, Hart Music Center – 301 Butler Avenue, Providence, RI When: Wednesday, February 4 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM (This film was rescheduled to tonight because of last weeks snow storm.) Cost: Free For more information about the screening, contact Giovonne Calenda at gcalenda@lincolnschool.org. There is a growing concern […]

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Opening Doors

Opening Doors

[ 3 ] August 5, 2008 |

By Karen Lambe Early Childhood Developer “Mrs. Lambe, we need photo paper for the darkroom.” “How did the artist make the hand look like it was coming out of the paper in that poster?” As an art teacher of upper elementary and middle school students for 11 years, I learned what was developmentally appropriate for […]

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Front Row

Front Row

[ 0 ] December 6, 2007 |

By Karen Lambe, Early Childhood Developer Do you remember the first time you experienced a live performance, waiting for the magical moment when the performers would appear and you would be transported into another world of stories and dance or mesmerized by music and puppetry? Going to a live performance is wonderfully exciting for children. […]

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