Category: preschool

Kindergarten can wait

Kindergarten can wait

[ 27 ] April 27, 2010 |

By Erin Barrette Goodman Last spring, as kindergarten registration loomed and I watched as my daughter’s friends’ parents made plans for their children, I did nothing. “She’s just not ready,” I told my mother one day, when she asked what we would be doing for school the following fall. “You’re not ready,” she responded. I […]

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Vernal Pools

Vernal Pools

Temporary, Delicate and Vital Habitats for Wildlife From the Audubon society of Rhode Island Vernal pools are something many people have never heard of, yet they are a vital habitat for many native animals. They are essentially temporary wetlands that form yearly in low-lying areas, glacial depressions, or other poorly draining land. They fill with […]

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The Big Draw celebrates drawing for all!

The Big Draw celebrates drawing for all!

[ 0 ] April 21, 2010 |

April 24, 11-4pm at The RISD Museum. Details listed below. The Big Draw was first established in 2000 in the United Kingdom by the Campaign for Drawing, an arts organization that promotes drawing as an important and exciting tool to help people of all ages see, think, invent, and learn. It has has one aim: […]

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Top 5 Things To Do During April School Vacation

Top 5 Things To Do During April School Vacation

[ 5 ] April 18, 2010 |

1. Head to a beach. This time of year, the beaches are quiet and perfect for beach-combing. Dress for the weather and bring a bucket to hold your treasures. We love making castles and sculptures and leaving them on the beach for others to discover but you may prefer to bring your collection home. 2. […]

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Get ready for Mother’s Day! Kid’s workshops, handmade books and a photoshoot!

Get ready for Mother’s Day! Kid’s workshops, handmade books and a photoshoot!

[ 2 ] April 16, 2010 |

Kidoinfo is partnering with Rag & Bone Bindery & Soul at Work on May 1 for a day full of fun. – Bookbinding workshops for children – Rag & Bone Bindery’s Spring Open Studio – Have your portrait taken by a professional – Buy tickets for the next KidoConversation DETAILS Rag & Bone Bindery Spring […]

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Looking for some new family tunes?

Looking for some new family tunes?

[ 1 ] April 15, 2010 |

We receive a fair amount of CD’s or links to family band wesbsites. Some are a bit heavy on the “kid” part and some are more about good jammin’ tunes that happen to have lyrics about what kid’s think about–like food and animals, more than adult themes–like love and heartbreak. Here is a list of […]

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Celebrate Earth Day 2010: Audubon invites you to unplug and take a walk!

Celebrate Earth Day 2010: Audubon invites you to unplug and take a walk!

Take to the Trails! Offers a Week-long Schedule of Free Guided Hikes to Encourage Outdoor Exploration April 17 — 25, 2010 Audubon encourages Rhode Island residents of all ages to log off the computer and electronics for a day and celebrate planet Earth by plugging into nature. The big yellow bus pulled into an Audubon […]

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Book Review: The Green Hour

Book Review: The Green Hour

[ 3 ] April 13, 2010 |

Reviewed by Katy Killilea Regarding happy children, the evidence is clear: one requirement is time outside in unstructured activity. GreenHour.org, a website of the National Wildlife Foundation, encourages families to carve out one hour every day for outdoor exploration and play. It’s hard to imagine an argument against that. And it doesn’t sound hard to […]

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Bargains to be found at Wheeler Clothing Sale: April 15-17, 2010

Bargains to be found at Wheeler Clothing Sale: April 15-17, 2010

[ 9 ] April 12, 2010 |

By Tiffany Hogan Love a bargain? Looking for good quality, lightly used kids’ (or adults’) clothes?  Enjoy shopping locally and supporting local initiatives? Then mark your calendar and plan to visit the upcoming Wheeler School Clothing Sale, April 15-17. This wildly popular 62 year-old community institution benefits every “body.” This three-day event held in the […]

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Children’s Book Review: ‘Winston The Water Dog”

Children’s Book Review: ‘Winston The Water Dog”

[ 0 ] April 9, 2010 |

Special local events listed below. Reviewed by Anika Denise Mary Korr loves her dogs. You can see the pride on her face when she introduces Maggie and Elvis, her two handsome Portuguese water dogs. But for Ms. Korr–a writer and Rhode Island resident–her dogs have not only provided her family with years of joy and […]

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