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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Libraries Install New Children’s Spaces as “Ready For K!” Becomes Permanent Program

Libraries Install New Children’s Spaces as “Ready For K!” Becomes Permanent Program

[ 0 ] December 19, 2014 |

Providence Community Library Deepens Its Commitment to Pre-K Education Ready For K!, a school readiness project created by Providence Community Library (PCL) and collaborative partners, is set to become  a permanent program after it completes its pilot two-year run in 2015.  PCL will expand the number of library locations offering Ready For K! from four […]

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The Importance of Developmental Screenings for the Early Years

The Importance of Developmental Screenings for the Early Years

[ 0 ] December 10, 2014 |

What is Developmental Screening? The first five years of your child’s life are the most important years for physical, emotional, and cognitive development. The more you know about their development, the more you can help them get the best possible start. It’s also important to be aware if there are any delays in development, because […]

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Food Bank Open House Set for Saturday, Dec. 13

Food Bank Open House Set for Saturday, Dec. 13

[ 0 ] December 3, 2014 |

All ages invited to donate food, tour the Food Bank, sort fresh produce for food pantries and enjoy musical performances. The Rhode Island Community Food Bank will open its doors to families, community groups and the public on Saturday, December 13 for the annual Holiday Meal Drive Open House. The all-ages event will be held […]

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Fun for the whole family: Hope Street Winter Stroll

Fun for the whole family: Hope Street Winter Stroll

[ 0 ] November 29, 2014 |

Around the corner is one of my favorite neighborhood events of the year ~ and not just because it’s my neighborhood! On December 4th, Hope Street will be closed from traffic and open for holiday festivities from on Hope Street, East Side of Providence, between Rochambeau Avenue & 5th Street. Thanks to the Hope Street […]

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Children’s Museum Executive Director Janice O’Donnell Steps Down

Children’s Museum Executive Director Janice O’Donnell Steps Down

[ 1 ] November 27, 2014 |

Providence Children’s Museum announces that Executive Director Janice O’Donnell will leave the Museum on Friday, November 28 to pursue other projects. Janice is a legend, a hero and an inspiration…she has touched and inspired the lives of many – young and old. She and the museum have been a valuable partner of Kidoinfo since it […]

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Family Tradition: DIY Advent Calendar

Family Tradition: DIY Advent Calendar

[ 0 ] November 26, 2014 |

Our DIY Word Advent Calendar has become one of my family’s favorite holiday traditions. I made the envelopes ages ago and now only swap out the words every couple of years to keep up with the my boys’ growing vocabulary. Although I’m reusing our word calendar, there are so many other Advent options out there. […]

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Board of Education, Education Council, RIDE launch strategic-plan development

Board of Education, Education Council, RIDE launch strategic-plan development

[ 0 ] November 24, 2014 |

Make your voice heard… All Rhode Islanders invited to participate in planning process The Board of Education, the Council on Elementary and Secondary Education, and the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) have invited all Rhode Islanders to participate in the development of the strategic plan for elementary and secondary education. The process of developing […]

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Call for Rhode Island Students in Grades 4 – 12: Write Letters About Literature!

Call for Rhode Island Students in Grades 4 – 12: Write Letters About Literature!

[ 0 ] November 24, 2014 |

Rhode Island students in grades 4 – 12 are invited to enter the Letters About Literature National Contest sponsored by the Library of Congress and the Rhode Island center for the Book. State winners receive a cash prize of $100 and advance to the national level judging.  National Winners (one national winner at each level) […]

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Tree of Thanks

Tree of Thanks

[ 2 ] November 20, 2014 |

First published in 2007, but still one of my favorite Kidoinfo projects and love seeing how others have adapted it over the yeas. This project has become a Thanksgiving tradition in our house. It’s a way to celebrate fall and remind us of the many relatives and friends we have to be thankful for. This […]

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More Easy Fall Craft Projects for Kids

More Easy Fall Craft Projects for Kids

[ 0 ] November 4, 2014 |

Time to replace the Halloween decorations with some more natural DIY crafts. We like to celebrate fall by making crafts that remind us of the season’s colors, shapes and textures or using natural materials found on our outdoor hikes. Many of these projects are simple and need little advanced planning. Although I show samples of […]

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