Anisa Raoof

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Anisa Raoof is the publisher of Kidoinfo.com. 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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Fireworks for the Fourth

Fireworks for the Fourth

[ 0 ] July 1, 2015 |

There are so many great fireworks events going on in our local area to celebrate the Fourth of July.  One idea is to choose a central spot such as Cranston or Warwick and enjoy displays from multiple locations all at the same time without parking and traffic worries. Check out the listings below for free family-friendly […]

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Ricky Katowicz returns to create The Great Green Room! 2015 Artist in the Park

Ricky Katowicz returns to create The Great Green Room! 2015 Artist in the Park

[ 0 ] June 26, 2015 |

Most know Margaret Wise Brown as author of the preeminent book about going to sleep, Goodnight Moon.  There are, however, many other reasons to celebrate Margaret Wise Brown or ‘Brownie,’ as her friends and family referred to her…  Early on, she worked as a teacher in the Bank Street School where she learned to play […]

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Providence Children Can Help Change Lives in Africa This Summer – Just By Reading Books!

Providence Children Can Help Change Lives in Africa This Summer – Just By Reading Books!

[ 0 ] June 24, 2015 |

Kids Who Take Part in PCL’s Summer Reading Program  Will  Exchange Letters, Emails and Gifts With Children at the Kitengesa Community Library in Uganda This year’s Summer Reading Program has the theme “Every Hero Has a Story” and young readers at Providence Community Library (PCL) will get a chance to be real live heroes by […]

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Letters About Literature Awards presented at William Hall Library on Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Letters About Literature Awards presented at William Hall Library on Wednesday, June 10, 2015

[ 0 ] June 19, 2015 |

The Rhode Island Center for the Book at The Rhode Island Council for the Humanities honored the 2015 Letters About Literature award recipients at William Hall Library in Cranston on Wednesday, June 10th, 2015. Close to 50,000 young readers from across the country participated in the national contest sponsored by the Center for the Book […]

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Family Fun on the Plaza! 2015 Kidoinfo Play in the Park and Storytime + Art in the Park: The Great Green Room!

Family Fun on the Plaza! 2015 Kidoinfo Play in the Park and Storytime + Art in the Park: The Great Green Room!

[ 0 ] June 18, 2015 |

Kidoinfo + Greater Kennedy Plaza present: Summer Family Fun on the Plaza in Burnside Park Tuesdays and Thursdays (July and August). FREE. All Ages. Now in its 6th year, Kidoinfo has partnered with Jen Smith of the Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy to create FREE weekly summer events, both fun and enriching, that attracts hundreds of […]

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2015 Pop-Up PLAY Day!

2015 Pop-Up PLAY Day!

[ 0 ] June 15, 2015 |

Saturday, June 20 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Roger Williams Park Providence’s third annual Pop-Up Play Day takes place at Roger Williams Park (between the carousel and boathouse) on Saturday, June 20, presented by the Partnership for Providence Parks, Providence Children’s Museum, the City of Providence, East Side/Mt. Hope YMCA and other partners. […]

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This bar is family-friendly: Visit the Analog Camera Bar on June 13!

This bar is family-friendly: Visit the Analog Camera Bar on June 13!

[ 0 ] June 8, 2015 |

We are big fans of the Devan and Brandon, creators of PVD Polaroid Project, and love their passion for and knowledge of analog film. My family spent a lot of time last summer hanging out at their pop-up gallery space on Westminster Street as well as roaming the city taking photos using the free polaroid camera […]

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Author’s Studio Features Children’s Author Kate DiCamillo

Author’s Studio Features Children’s Author Kate DiCamillo

[ 0 ] June 7, 2015 |

New Rhode Island PBS Production Premieres in June Teachers, librarians, and children’s book enthusiasts of all ages poured into Rhode Island PBS studios recently to be part of the live studio audience for the taping of Author’s Studio, a new Rhode Island PBS production featuring conversations with visiting writers. The special guest in the episode, […]

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Family fun at the Providence International Arts Festival

Family fun at the Providence International Arts Festival

[ 0 ] May 29, 2015 |

6 Reasons to Bring Your Kids to the Providence International Arts Festival With 15 stages of entertainment, 6 outdoor bars, 18 participating venues, and the party going well into the wee hours of Saturday, June 13, there is no shortage of reasons for parents (without their kids) to celebrate at the Providence International Arts Festival. […]

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7 Outdoor Farmers Market Shopping Tips

7 Outdoor Farmers Market Shopping Tips

[ 0 ] May 15, 2015 |

Our friends at Farm Fresh Rhode Island are excited to announce the opening of many farmers markets across the state this weekend! Shopping at the farmers market is the easiest way to eat local goods and support local farmers. I know that my family and I are looking forward to strolling over to Lippitt park […]

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