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Fostering Empathy Through Pretend Play

Fostering Empathy Through Pretend Play

[ 0 ] January 2, 2017 |

By Suzy Letourneau and Robin Meisner, Providence Children’s Museum Providence Children’s Museum’s recently reinvented Coming to Rhode Island exhibit explores history through four story galleries ­– an English colonist’s farmhouse (1640), the new Fort Adams worksite (1835), a Cape Verdean packet ship (1892) and a Dominican bodega (1961). The exhibit uses these stories to build […]

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Creating Family Traditions: Kidoinfo Readers Share Ideas for all Seasons

Creating Family Traditions: Kidoinfo Readers Share Ideas for all Seasons

[ 0 ] December 30, 2016 |

At every family meal, we go around the table and each person says what he or she is thankful for. – Mark

We love to play short round robin games of either Boggle or Bananagrams at the end of the day. It’s a family event. We are all in our pajamas, sitting atop the parents’ bed with either of those games. – Josefina

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COMMUNITY-MINDED KIDS: Field Guide, Resources, and Conversation Video

COMMUNITY-MINDED KIDS: Field Guide, Resources, and Conversation Video

[ 0 ] December 12, 2016 |

How do we raise our children to be thinkers and doers and to care about the world around them? I invited five community-minded parents and the community to share resources and ideas at AS220 on May 25, 2011.

Some of the ideas discussed; Tell stories and read to your children about people with different experiences and from different cultures, teach them to be socially responsible by being a role model—sometimes it is the simple everyday things we do such as where and what we shop and how we treat our neighbors that teaches our children to care about the world around them.

If you missed the conversation, join in now. Watch the video, pick a CMK field guide…

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crafts

Spring Nature Crafts

Spring Nature Crafts
[ 0 ] March 23, 2016 |
We made it! The snow and colder days of Winter have finally bid us farewell and we welcome the warmer days of birds nesting and rain clouds… more

new parents

Meet Mike Malkoff: Building Community of Local Dads

Meet Mike Malkoff: Building Community of Local Dads
[ 0 ] January 10, 2017 |
Upcoming Meetups (via Meetup.com, join the Boston Dads Group to learn about upcoming get togethers. Send Mike a private message when you… more

home work balance

Home Work: Quatia “Q.” Osorio

Home Work: Quatia “Q.” Osorio
[ 3 ] July 26, 2016 |
Introducing Quatia Osorio, or simply “Q.”: business owner, mother of 5, and passionate advocate for healthy families,… more

child development

From School to Summer: Tips for the Transition

From School to Summer: Tips for the Transition
[ 0 ] June 27, 2016 |
By Anna Johnson When the school year ends, kids are excited. They can’t wait to leave the hallways and homework behind. But despite the… more
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