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Parenting Does not Have to be Hard: John Rosemund speaks at South Kingstown High School  on Oct. 7

Parenting Does not Have to be Hard: John Rosemund speaks at South Kingstown High School on Oct. 7

[ 0 ] September 19, 2014 |

As much as I’m an avid reader of all genres of writing, I have only really read two parenting books in my 9+ years of motherhood. One was when I was in the throes of sleep deprivation and looking for a way to get my infant to sleep through the night; the other when my […]

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Rhode Island Festival of Children’s Books and Authors at Lincoln School and at the Central Falls Library: October 18, 2014

Rhode Island Festival of Children’s Books and Authors at Lincoln School and at the Central Falls Library: October 18, 2014

[ 0 ] September 18, 2014 |

Rhode Island may be the smallest state, but it boasts one of the best book festivals in the nation. Thousands of people come to the Book Festival each year to meet acclaimed authors and illustrators from all corners of the country. These authors and illustrators will travel to Providence this October for the opportunity to […]

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Beach Adventure Play

Beach Adventure Play

[ 0 ] August 26, 2014 |

By Janice O’Donnell, Executive Director, Providence Children’s Museum When I describe the adventure playgrounds I explored in England and Wales to Americans, they might be delighted or appalled, but they’re always surprised. Adventure playgrounds are places absolutely committed to kids’ free self-directed play. Children build (and destroy) their own play structures, often using hammers and […]

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School Vacation Week – Fun activities!

School Vacation Week – Fun activities!
[ 0 ] April 16, 2014 |
Happy Spring! April Vacation Week is already here.  Here are a few easy activities for you and your school vacationing clan to check… more

tech

Unplug During Screen-Free Week

Unplug During Screen-Free Week
[ 0 ] April 30, 2014 |
Shut down the video games, turn off the TV and step away from your screens – May 5-11, 2014 is Screen-Free… more

home work balance

Home Work: Jeanine Silversmith

Home Work: Jeanine Silversmith
[ 0 ] May 20, 2014 |
Today we invite you to pop on your hiking boots and load up your backpack as we introduce a wonderful local Mama. … more

things to do

Bring the kids: See Providence through a Polaroid lens…

Bring the kids: See Providence through a Polaroid lens…
[ 0 ] July 28, 2014 |
Let’s make Providence an Instant City. Looking forward to bringing my kids to check out the The Providence Polaroid Project, an… more

child development

The Value of Playing with REAL Stuff

The Value of Playing with REAL Stuff
[ 0 ] April 15, 2014 |
By Cathy Saunders, Director of Education, Providence Children’s Museum Children in the U.S., for the most part, are not growing up in a… more
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