Category: preschool

Playground Hopping

Playground Hopping

[ 6 ] May 12, 2010 |

By Elyse Major I always enjoy when very ordinary things are elevated with fancy or catchy names. For example, I still chuckle remembering how the caterer for my wedding included cucumber rounds topped with a salmon mousse among his lowest cost hors d’oeuvres menu offerings. Of course, the rounds were simply cucumber slices. Brilliant! On […]

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Growing New Opportunities for Outdoor Play

Growing New Opportunities for Outdoor Play

[ 3 ] May 10, 2010 |

By Janice O’Donnell, Executive Director, Providence Children’s Museum Providence Children’s Museum’s garden is closed for construction until June 11. Visit the Museum’s website and blog for behind-the-scenes stories and photos of the design and installation of The Climber and Underland. “Go outside!”  I can remember the exasperation in Mother’s voice and picture her flapping her […]

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Rhode Island’s Great Outdoors Pursuit

Rhode Island’s Great Outdoors Pursuit

[ 0 ] May 10, 2010 |

By Jeanine Silversmith For the second year in a row, I’ve registered my family to participate in the Rhode Island Great Outdoors Pursuit, a wonderful program designed to help families enjoy the ocean state’s recreational parks. Throughout the summer, there are 10 “pursuits” (events) involving fun outdoor activities and challenges such as hiking, fishing, kayaking, […]

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Celebrate MOMS, with a kangaroo, a llama, and other furry friends!

Celebrate MOMS, with a kangaroo, a llama, and other furry friends!

[ 0 ] May 5, 2010 |

The following books feature kangaroo mamas, llama mamas, lamb mamas, bear mamas, giraffe mamas, lion mamas and “people mamas” too. Plus, if you’re looking to read a story or find a gift perfect for Mother’s Day, any one of these marvelous mom-themed books makes a lovely choice. Eric Carle’s book, “Does A Kangaroo Have a […]

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Children’s Book Review Motherbridge of Love

Children’s Book Review Motherbridge of Love

[ 2 ] May 3, 2010 |

“Motherbridge of Love” is an anonymously written Chinese poem that’s illustrated by Josee Massee. It links a child, a child’s birth mother and the child’s adoptive mother. The poem is lovely and heart-filled and shows the importance of both women in an adopted child’s life. Turned into a book in 2007, the story begins, “Two different lives shaped […]

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What are you doing this summer with your kids?

What are you doing this summer with your kids?

[ 3 ] April 28, 2010 |

Are you thinking about camp, a planned vacation, long lazy days at the beach, day-trips or are you not even thinking of summer yet? To get you in the mood here are some helpful links from Kidoinfo: – Summer camp and childcare – Camp Guide – You Really Can Do-it-Yourself: Forming Camps and Clubs – […]

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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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