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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Host a Snow Party for kids: Books, Craft, Science, Food and Fun

Host a Snow Party for kids: Books, Craft, Science, Food and Fun

[ 3 ] January 29, 2014 |

We have decided to celebrate the magic of snow (and lack of the white stuff in the northeast) by hosting a Snow Party – complete with stories, crafts, science experiments and snacks. Followed by a trip outdoors in real snow if the temperatures drop and the rain changes to snow.

Read “Snowflake Bentley” (Caldecott Medal Book) by Jacqueline Briggs, illustrated by Martin Mary Azarian. This is the true story of Wilson Bentley, a farmer born in 1865 in Jericho, Vermont, a small town between Lake Champlain and Mount Mansfield. The story shows Bentley’s fascination, determination, and success in learning how to photograph snowflakes after his mother gave him a microscope when he was fifteen. Beautiful, bold woodcut illustrations.

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Got a question? Need information? AskRI.org!

Got a question? Need information? AskRI.org!

[ 0 ] January 28, 2014 |

Need to fix your car? Is your aunt visiting from Florence and you need to brush up on your Italian? Can’t remember how to do long division? Trying to find your great-grandfather’s birth certificate? There is a quick and free online resource for almost any question you have or information you might need ,with librarians online […]

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Help twins / multiples develop their independence.

Help twins / multiples develop their independence.

[ 3 ] January 14, 2014 |

These days it’s more common to have twins because of increased use of IVF and women having children at a later age. Teachers, coaches, families, and friends spend more time around multiples now, but may be unsure of how to deal with the unique situations that may arise with siblings the same age. Although these tips are geared for families with multiples, they may also be useful in parenting siblings of different ages.

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Family History Workshop Series at Providence Public Library begins in January

Family History Workshop Series at Providence Public Library begins in January

[ 0 ] January 6, 2014 |

Learn about Using PPL’s Rhode Island Collection & Other Resources to Research Your Own Genealogy! The Providence Public Library (PPL) Rhode Island Collection is pleased to announce a Family History Workshop Series to run from January through September 2014, beginning Saturday, January 18.  Designed to be cumulative in knowledge, each workshop builds upon the last […]

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10 Fun Winter Activities (preferably with snow)

10 Fun Winter Activities (preferably with snow)

[ 2 ] January 2, 2014 |

From skating to snowplay, get out there and make this winter weather a family affair. While we wait for the next great snowfall, let’s get out there and start having winter fun (and yes, some of these are great for snowy days).

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Edible Rhody KIDS: Got Local Milk?

Edible Rhody KIDS: Got Local Milk?

[ 0 ] December 27, 2013 |

“Got Local Milk?” Learn how milk gets from the farm to our fridge plus a list of local milk suppliers and an easy milk recipe.

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Celebrating 5 Years On Hope [Street]

Celebrating 5 Years On Hope [Street]

[ 0 ] December 18, 2013 |

Kreatelier is more than a storefront, owned and operated by two amazing creatively savvy business women (and moms)—who live what they love.

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Food Bank Open House Set for Saturday, Dec. 7

Food Bank Open House Set for Saturday, Dec. 7

[ 1 ] December 6, 2013 |

All ages invited to donate and sort food, tour the Food Bank, enjoy festive music and  meet local celebrities. The Rhode Island Community Food Bank will open its doors to the public on Saturday, December 7, from 9 am to noon, for the annual Holiday Meal Drive Open House. The event, sponsored by Unilever and […]

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Toys R Us should rethink priorities. Big companies can also care about the environment.

Toys R Us should rethink priorities. Big companies can also care about the environment.

[ 0 ] November 2, 2013 |

I’m not anti-toys or anti-shopping but I am against glorifying the need to buy stuff  from a big box store by squashing or diminishing the importance of something valuable—in this instance, environmental education or any educational school field trip of which there are so few these days.  A recent ad put out by Toys R […]

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Top 5 Ways to deal with Halloween Candy Overload

Top 5 Ways to deal with Halloween Candy Overload

[ 0 ] October 31, 2013 |

My kids love getting dressed up in costume, roaming the neighborhood with friends to trick-or-treat, sampling candy along the way then home to watch The Great Pumpkin and count/categorize/trade their candy loot. Then it’s only a matter of days after Halloween that my children start to forget about their candy choosing ice cream or cookies for their desert choice.

So what do we do with all the candy collected? Over the year’s we have gathered numerous ideas from other parent’s on how they handle the candy overload.

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