Category: play

Kido Adventure: Sprague Park and Playground

Kido Adventure: Sprague Park and Playground

[ 0 ] May 23, 2013 |

Sprague Park, at 179 Kingstown Road in Narragansett is fabulous for kids of all ages!

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Pop-Up Play Day! Saturday, May 11 at India Point Park, Providence

Pop-Up Play Day! Saturday, May 11 at India Point Park, Providence

[ 0 ] May 3, 2013 |

Providence’s first Pop-Up Play Day takes place at India Point Park on Saturday, May 11 from 12 to 5 PM, presented by the Partnership for Providence Parks, Providence Children’s Museum, the City of Providence, Kidoinfo and other partners. The event is a free public celebration of child-directed free play that kicks off Playful Providence 2013 […]

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Meet Murray from Sesame Street

Meet Murray from Sesame Street

[ 0 ] May 2, 2013 |

While in Toronto, young movie critics, Flick and Flack had the opportunity to meet Murray from Sesame Street along with one of the writers and master puppeteers Joey Mazzarino. They talked about movies, friends, and favorite letters.

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Turn Off the Books

Turn Off the Books

[ 0 ] April 29, 2013 |

April 29-May 5, 2013 is Screen-Free Week, organized by Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood. This year, why not try cutting out or cutting down on the screens for a week? Go outside and play, build a blanket fort,

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What Happened to Recess?

What Happened to Recess?

[ 0 ] April 12, 2013 |

Last week was the second event in the Speaking of Play series presented by the Providence Athenaeum, Providence Children’s Museum and Kidoinfo: a provocative conversation about the important benefits of recess. Panelists shared stories of their recess crusades and sparked an enthusiastic and passionate audience exchange about joining together as a community to stand up […]

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Playing Together

Playing Together

[ 0 ] March 29, 2013 |

By Janice O’Donnell, Executive Director, Providence Children’s Museum Research indicates that today’s children play outside less than any previous generation.  Yet, studies also show that parents know that active outdoor free play is really good for kids.  What’s the problem? There are a bunch of problems actually: busy families with highly structured schedules, the lure […]

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Kidoinfo presents Paper Capers at Providence Children’s Museum

Kidoinfo presents Paper Capers at Providence Children’s Museum

[ 0 ] March 25, 2013 |

PAPER CAPERS Weekends in April  |  11:00 AM – 2:00 PM Kidoinfo partners with Providence Children’s Museum to create this special series. Discover fun-filled paper folding activities! Where: Providence Children’s Museum – 100 South Street, Providence Cost: Free with museum admission. Ages: Recommended for ages 5 and up. Origami Saturday, April 6 & Sunday, April […]

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Leave No Child Inside: Conversation Followup

Leave No Child Inside: Conversation Followup

[ 1 ] March 13, 2013 |

Last week’s “Leave No Child Inside” conversation – presented by the Providence Athenaeum, Providence Children’s Museum and Kidoinfo – featured an enthusiastic exchange of ideas and resources for increasing kids’ outdoor playtime.

Some of the issues:

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10 Ways to Celebrate Dr. Seuss with Food, Crafts, Books, and Silliness!

10 Ways to Celebrate Dr. Seuss with Food, Crafts, Books, and Silliness!

[ 0 ] March 1, 2013 |

Dr. Seuss’ whimsical rhymes and clever stories hold the same magic for my children as they did for me when I was a kid.

March 2nd also marks the day (in 2007) when I first shared Kidoinfo online with a circle of friends. Thanks for being part of the Kido family!

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Raising Spatial Thinkers

Raising Spatial Thinkers

[ 0 ] February 13, 2013 |

I recently had the privilege of watching my granddaughter, at 9 months, negotiate the positioning of her body. I could see the wheels turning as she tried to move into a sitting position, thinking “if I do this, this might happen…” As she pulled herself up into what I refer to as the ‘majestic triangle,’ she brought her hands together celebrating the growing sense of herself in space. She was really thinking spatially —developing an intuitive understanding of shape and space, a skill that is necessary to navigate the world around us on a daily basis.

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