A snowy day beckons much joy on the face of our 5 year old. Â She rushes to throw on gloves and boots even before breakfast has been gulped down. Â As the parent of a 5 month old however, more snow brings on dizzying thoughts of “what are we going to do all day”. Â We love […]
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It’s spring at last! Bring the family and enjoy sweet maple sugaring or get outside and take a guided hike on a wildlife refuge. The warmer weather is on its way, so pull on some boots, head outside, and enjoy nature with Audubon! Unless noted, registration is required for all programs. A complete listing of […]
Providence Children’s Museum is celebrating Engineers Week (February 16-22, 2014) with engaging design and building challenges that support STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills.Â STEM explorations — particularly hands-on — are essential for developing critical thinking and problem solving abilities, and for encouraging kids’ future interest in math and science fields. On February 15, […]
Local parent, Tara Demyan is a fan of the Meditation for Kids and Family class at Atisha Kadampa Meditation Center. To learn more about what it means to meditate together as a family, read Tara’s recent interview with Angela Stewart, Education Program Coordinator of the Atisha Kadampa Meditation Center. What is a “family” meditation class? […]
From crayons to chalkboard art, painting is one activity that pretty much every child enjoys and for good reason: what kid could turn down a chance to get messy with mom’s permission? Whether you’re looking for a family project or just trying to find something to occupy your little one for a while, following are […]
Rhody Ramble helps families connect with unique places around the state â€“ from oceanfront mansions to historic farms â€“ through a calendar of events designed for children ages 5-12.
Realizing that a home birthday party for third grade boys was a horrible idea destined to end in wrestling and flying plasticware, I insisted my son have his ninth birthday party elsewhere. He decided quicklyâ€”roller skating and laser tag at United Skates of America (USA) in Rumford. I confess that it wasnâ€™t my first choice, but he made a great selection.
These tin can robot kits reminiscent of Mr.Potato allow kids to create (and re-create) robots from recycled parts and magnets. All the “body” parts can be stashed inside the tin can, wrapped with a how-to labelâ€”perfect for a DIY party craft or gift.
ddn101412lifebooknookThis short film of a walnut-eating snake* is what inspired me to Tiger-Mom my children into claymation supremacy. So far that effort hasn’t really blossomed, but once I got my hands on a copy of the filmmakers’ recommended text UNBORED: the Essential Guide to Serious Fun, upper-echelon claymation became a less urgent calling. This book opened my eyes to a parallel universe filled with people doing all kinds of tantalizing, crazy, and fun stuff I’d never considered.