Sprague Park, at 179 Kingstown Road in Narragansett is fabulous for kids of all ages!
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 […]
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 […]
By Janice O’Donnell, Executive Director, Providence Children’s Museum Research indicates that today’s children play outside less than any previous generation. Â Yet, studies also show that parents know that active outdoor free play is really good for kids.Â What’s the problem? There are a bunch of problems actually: busy families with highly structured schedules, the lure […]
PAPER CAPERS Weekends in AprilÂ |Â 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 […]
Last weekâ€™s â€œLeave No Child Insideâ€ conversation â€“ presented by the Providence Athenaeum, Providence Childrenâ€™s Museum and Kidoinfo â€“ featured an enthusiastic exchange of ideas and resources for increasing kidsâ€™ outdoor playtime.
Some of the issues:
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!
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 â€œif I do this, this might happenâ€¦â€ As she pulled herself up into what I refer to as the â€˜majestic triangle,â€™ she brought her hands together celebrating the growing sense of herself in space. She was really thinking spatially â€”developing an intuitive understanding of shape and space, a skill that is necessary to navigate the world around us on a daily basis.