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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When Should You Get Your Kid a Cell Phone?

When Should You Get Your Kid a Cell Phone?

[ 0 ] August 23, 2013 |

Since phones today are often more than just a telephone, loaded with additional features such as video, texting, and social media apps, deciding when to let our kids have a phone is a bit more complicated these days.

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The Imagination Center Opens in Burnside Park on August 22! A new place for family-friendly activities!

The Imagination Center Opens in Burnside Park on August 22! A new place for family-friendly activities!

[ 0 ] August 21, 2013 |

Mayor Angel Taveras, the Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy and Southwest Airlines will unveil and open a new “Imagination Center” in Burnside Park on Thursday, August 22, 2013. The Imagination Center, part of Southwest Airlines’ community outreach efforts, will serve as a new place for family-friendly activities within Burnside Park. We look forward to this fabulous addition […]

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Join Kidoinfo for a crafty night out: Tinkered Treasures Book Party!

Join Kidoinfo for a crafty night out: Tinkered Treasures Book Party!

[ 0 ] August 20, 2013 |

Celebrate local author (and Kidoinfo contributor) Elyse Major and the success of her first book Tinkered Treasures, with a Book Party held at the vibrant retail and interior design shop, Kreatelier on Hope Street in Providence, Rhode Island.

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Kidoinfo Back to School Checklist

Kidoinfo Back to School Checklist

[ 1 ] August 14, 2013 |

My kids asked me to hide their new school supplies because they’re not ready to think beyond summer yet. But the transition from the lazy days of summer to the fall routine is always smother (and cheaper) with some pre-planning and shopping now. Kidoinfo Back to School Checklist Medical records: Most schools require an immunization […]

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AS220 2013 Foo Fest: A day (and night full) of creative fun on Saturday, August 10!

AS220 2013 Foo Fest: A day (and night full) of creative fun on Saturday, August 10!

[ 32 ] August 1, 2013 |

Kidoinfo has 20 tickets to give away to 2013 Foo Fest. Want a chance to win? Tell us your kid’s favorite band/artist in the comments below. We’ll randomly select 10 winners on Wed., August 7th at Noon. Foo Fest, AS220′s annual summertime block party bash, returns to Empire Street in downtown Providence on Saturday, August […]

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Get Outdoors During Land Trust Days!

Get Outdoors During Land Trust Days!

[ 0 ] July 28, 2013 |

Rhode Island’s Land Trusts challenge you to discover the state’s special places – over 60 guided walks, family festivals and other activities during August and September Bring a friend and join one or more of the 60 guided walks and events through the scenic views, green spaces, and working farms that are Rhode Island’s 47 […]

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AS220 Offers Summer Silkscreen Classes for Kids and Teens!

AS220 Offers Summer Silkscreen Classes for Kids and Teens!

[ 0 ] July 11, 2013 |

Awesome youth art making opportunities! AS220 is expanding their course offerings to include classes for children. Printshop instructor Kara Dunne will be teaching two silkscreen classes in the Printshop in July, one for children ages 8-12 and another for teens. Students will learn the basics of screen printing and be able to print their own […]

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City of Providence Offering Free Summer Breakfast and Lunch

City of Providence Offering Free Summer Breakfast and Lunch

[ 0 ] July 8, 2013 |

The 2013 Summer Meal Program provides more than 4,000 daily meals to Providence children at neighborhood recreation centers, parks and community organizations. The Providence Parks Department serves free, nutritious meals to all kids and teens, 18 and under through the Summer Meal Program, which ensures children receive meals when school is out. The federal program, […]

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Edible Rhody KIDS: Pick Your Own (Summer 2013)

Edible Rhody KIDS: Pick Your Own (Summer 2013)

[ 1 ] July 3, 2013 |

Welcome Summer! Edible Rhody KIDS is created in collaboration with Edible Rhody magazine. Grab this season’s copy of Edible Rhody, available at various locations around Rhode Island. This seasons’ topic, “Pick Your Own”, shares a chart of when to pick your favorite fruits, a how-to guide for creating your own smoothie recipe along with a […]

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Providence Community Library Pilots Online Reading Platform to Beat Summer Reading Loss

Providence Community Library Pilots Online Reading Platform to Beat Summer Reading Loss

[ 0 ] July 1, 2013 |

I should be happy for this since it’s another way to encourage and inspire readers or would-be readers to read all summer long. Fabulous that our local library is always looking for new ways to help young readers advance their skills and hopefully become life-long reading lovers, however I am still old-school when it comes […]

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