Look around your house for things that can be turned into intriguing indoor activities for the last dreary weeks of winter.
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 […]
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, […]
By Robin Meisner, Director of Exhibits, Providence Children’s Museum At the beginning of a visit to Providence Children’s Museum, many adults ask, “What is there to do here?” Or more specifically, “What is there for my toddler (or my 6 year old or my 10 year old) to do here?” Typically, kids don’t wait for […]
By Providence Children’s Museum This weekend, Providence Children’s Museum invites kids and families to design and build original creations using cardboard, recycled materials and their imaginations.Â They’ll collaborate to invent and construct games, gadgets, robots, rocket ships and much more! The event is part of the Global Cardboard Challenge, the second annual worldwide celebration of […]
FREE Playful Providence events are happening at parks and recreation venues across the city. Kidoinfo is proud to help sponsor this amazing playful celebration again this year. Click here to download schedule. For the second consecutive year, The City of Providence has been named a “Playful City.” This designation from KaBOOM!, a national non-profit dedicated […]
Playworkers understand that all children need to play, that play is an innate impulse and is critical for healthy development. They provide open-ended environments and loose parts â€“ elements that encourage children to choose their own play activities and narratives â€“ and see risk taking as a positive and necessary part of kidsâ€™ play.
Local Providence dad made a rock climbing wall on the side of his cinderblock garage.
By Jillian Finkle, Education Programs Coordinator, Providence Children’s Museum This summer, Providence Children’s Museum debuts a new original theater production — After the Beanstalk: Jack, Jill and the Giant. The 20-minute interactive show expands upon the classic tale to explore ideas presented in the Museum’s newest exhibit, ThinkSpace. After Jack is kidnapped by the giant, […]