Family Matters: Tape Art Festival & More Kid Fun

[ 0 ] June 3, 2011 |

Before you know it, the kids will be out of school. Here’s a fun weekend that will feel like vacation.

Kido Tip 1. Make art!

Next week an awesome public art project starts in downtown Providence at the Bank of America Skating Center. The Providence 375 Tape Art Installation along with workshops, film viewings and local conversations starts June 9th. The cool thing about public art is it’s free and accessible to all. In anticipation of the event make your own public art in your driveway or local park with chalk or tape. For more information about making your own Tape Art, check Kidoinfo for details. For details about The Providence 375 Tape Art Installation click here.

Kido Tip 2. Carry sunscreen.

Seems simple enough but there are many times I find my kids and I have raced out of the house with out putting sunscreen on only to find ourselves at a park or outdoor event exposed to the harmful sun rays. I try to stock my car (used to be the stroller) with all the essentials and now that it is finally warming up, I plan to add sunscreen to my list of must-haves.

Kido Tip 3. Celebrate a birthday.

Although we live in a world full of big box stores, an abundance of video games and licensed merchandise I love that independent stores like this toy shop exist in our local community. To help them stay around we need to show our support. The Toy Shop has planned fun all weekend long with discounts on all purchases. Saturday, June 4, is party day, featuring cupcakes and refreshments, a raffle for a Playmobil Zoo set, Go-Go giveaways. At 11am and 1pm, Barrington’s own 12-year old yo-yo champion, Connor Madeiros, will demonstrate his award-winning tricks with Yomega yo-yo’s. Details: The Toy Shop, 450 Hope Street in Bristol, RI.

Read more on GoLocalProv. Every week I share tips on how families can make the most of their family time – including helpful hints that make parenting easier and connecting you to great local happenings.

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Anisa Raoof

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Anisa Raoof is the publisher of She combines being a mom with her experience as an artist, designer, psych researcher and former co-director of the Providence Craft Show to create the go-to spot for families in Rhode Island and beyond. She loves using social media to connect parents with family-related businesses and services and promoting ways for parents to engage offline with their kids. Anisa believes in the power of working together and loves to find ways to collaborate with others. An online enthusiast, still likes to unplug often by reading books and magazines, drawing, learning to knit, making pop-up books with her two sons and listening to records with her husband.

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