Category: things to do

Children’s Books as Bridges

Children’s Books as Bridges

[ 0 ] March 29, 2017 |

Right now, so many of us are seeking to connect the children in our lives with bridges, empathy, and empowerment in the face of separation, misunderstanding, and fear. While the values we impart are rooted in our adult-child relationships, we also pave the way to a wider world-view beyond day-to-day experience. Books are one portal […]

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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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Alt-Comic Con Gives Providence Kids a Ticket-Free Taste of Creative Arts & Pop Culture

Alt-Comic Con Gives Providence Kids a Ticket-Free Taste of Creative Arts & Pop Culture

[ 0 ] November 9, 2016 |

The RI Comic Con is a major event in the Rhode Island calendar but many Providence kids and teens can’t buy tickets or travel to the big convention. That’s why Providence Community Library is hosting Alt-Comic Con at Mount Pleasant Library on Saturday, November 12th, 1:00PM-5:00PM, to give them a taste of convention day excitement. […]

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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 for a 4th year of play this November! West Side Play Space was founded by a group of parents on Providence’s West Side, transforming four classroom spaces in the former Asa […]

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COMING SOON: A New Coming to Rhode Island

COMING SOON: A New Coming to Rhode Island

[ 0 ] October 25, 2016 |

By Megan Fischer, Providence Children’s Museum Providence Children’s Museum introduces a playfully reimagined Coming to Rhode Island exhibit this fall, with an opening weekend celebration November 18 – 20! For hundreds of years and continuing today, people have come from all over the world to what is now Rhode Island, and everyone has stories about […]

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Law and Order Party: The Dorry Awards Give Kudos to Local Arts and Culture

Law and Order Party: The Dorry Awards Give Kudos to Local Arts and Culture

[ 0 ] October 7, 2016 |

In recognition of the region’s “best, most interesting art and culture” The Law and Order Party held its first annual award celebration, the Dorrys, on September 27. Matthew Lawrence’s  Law and Order Party: 365 Things To Do In Rhode Island This Year is a website, event calendar, and weekly newsletter that highlights one local cultural […]

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East Providence Public Library’s Fuller Creative Learning Center Opens with Diverse Programs for All Ages

East Providence Public Library’s Fuller Creative Learning Center Opens with Diverse Programs for All Ages

[ 0 ] September 28, 2016 |

Leading with a mission to inspire curiosity through participatory learning and community engagement, The Fuller Creative Learning Center, an extension of East Providence Public Library, unrolls its first (totally free!) programs this fall. The space is the former Anne Ide Fuller Library branch, transformed with a vision that the newly appointed Coordinator of Learning and […]

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The Ricky Rainbow Beard Show on October 4!

The Ricky Rainbow Beard Show on October 4!

[ 0 ] September 28, 2016 |

You may know Ricky, artist-in-resident from Kidoinfo Storytime and Art in the Park summer series in Burnside Park. Happy to share and promote his creative genius and newest project: The Ricky Rainbow Beard Show. Check it out! The Ricky Rainbow Beard Show What it is: a children’s variety show that includes costumed characters, puppets, video, […]

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