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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(Book Review) NO SLURPING, NO BURPING!  A Tale of Table Manners

(Book Review) NO SLURPING, NO BURPING! A Tale of Table Manners

[ 1 ] March 27, 2014 |

NO SLURPING, NO BURPING! is a fun twist on the usual tale of getting kids to mind their table manners. In this picture book, two kids teach their father everything he needs to know about mealtime etiquette and when a surprise guest arrives, dad must see if he remembers what he learned. Cleverly written by […]

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Art meets science and civics at Brown: Margaret Wertheim Residency for students and educators

Art meets science and civics at Brown: Margaret Wertheim Residency for students and educators

[ 0 ] March 21, 2014 |

Brown’s Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies announces a weeklong residency with Margaret Wertheim, science writer and co-creator of the Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef project from April 14-18, 2014. Her residency opens with a public talk, Reefs, Rubbish and Reason: bringing art and science together in the age of global warming on Monday, April […]

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DIY Spring Crafts

DIY Spring Crafts

[ 1 ] March 20, 2014 |

Now that spring is here, clear off the table to make space for spring crafting.

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IS YOUR CHILD READY FOR KINDERGARTEN?

IS YOUR CHILD READY FOR KINDERGARTEN?

[ 0 ] March 12, 2014 |

Ready for K! — is a FREE program for families with a child entering Kindergarten in August 2014 being offered at five Providence Community Library Branches.

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Brown University turns 250 and we’re all invited to the party!

Brown University turns 250 and we’re all invited to the party!

[ 0 ] March 5, 2014 |

Brown’s 250th Anniversary Opening Celebration weekend includes many family-friendly events, and Brown welcomes the community to participate! Most events are FREE of charge…

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Going to the movies! 2014 Providence Children’s Film Festival!

Going to the movies! 2014 Providence Children’s Film Festival!

[ 0 ] February 12, 2014 |

Join us! 18 features and 65 shorts from around the world for children and their families.

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Calling all Kid Writers, Kindgarten to Third Grade! RI PBS Kids Healthy Living Writers Contest Now Open!

Calling all Kid Writers, Kindgarten to Third Grade! RI PBS Kids Healthy Living Writers Contest Now Open!

[ 0 ] January 31, 2014 |

Children in Kindergarten through 3rd grade are invited to write and illustrate a story and submit that story to the Rhode Island PBS Kids Healthy Living Writers Contest presented by Corner Bakery Cafe. The local Rhode Island PBS contest started January 27 and continues through March 21, 2014. Entries will be judged and winners chosen from in […]

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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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