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Snow more: Cabin fever suggestions for you and your littles

Snow more: Cabin fever suggestions for you and your littles

[ 1 ] February 19, 2015 |

As the parent of two active children, we are, like many of you, finding this winter a long event. My kids are 6.5 and 18 months old and so have very different wants and needs for activities.  The older wants to go out in freezing conditions and play in the snow, while our toddler struggles […]

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Children’s Garden: A Healthy Relationship with Nature

Children’s Garden: A Healthy Relationship with Nature

[ 0 ] February 19, 2015 |

by Wendy Fachon and Jeanine Silversmith Healthy fun is coming to the Rhode Island Flower Show at the Convention Center in Providence on February 19-22! This year’s theme is “Garden Adventures” and it promises to deliver fun for the whole family. The magnificent gardens not only offer ideas and inspiration for outdoor living spaces, but […]

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Scouts as Stewards

Scouts as Stewards

[ 0 ] February 10, 2015 |

By Samantha Polon, Learning Programs Developer, Providence Children’s Museum Scouting is often a springboard for youth to learn how to be stewards of their communities. Learning about teamwork, problem solving and even meeting workers from fireman to teachers to find out about their professions are all common and enriching activities Scouts participate in. But what […]

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Breaking the myth of “the Big, Bad Wolf”

Breaking the myth of “the Big, Bad Wolf”

[ 0 ] February 4, 2015 |

By Kelly Fenton “Who’s afraid of the big, bad wolf,” and where did this fear originate? I have a hunch that several classical stories incited terror into us at a young age. I’m talking about “Little Red Riding Hood,” “The Three Little Pigs” and “Peter and the Wolf.” These stories portray a horrible wolf plotting […]

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Explore the world at the Providence Children’s Film Festival: February 12-22!

Explore the world at the Providence Children’s Film Festival: February 12-22!

[ 0 ] February 4, 2015 |

The Providence Children’s Film Festival (PCFF) returns this February for its sixth exciting year, February 12 to 22, showcasing 18 feature films including both a USA and Rhode Island premiere, over 50 shorts from around the world and the 2nd Annual Youth Filmmaker Showcase. Coinciding with the February 2015 School Vacation, the Festival presents the […]

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“Girls Who Code” Club at PCL Will Target Gender Gap in Computer Technology Careers

“Girls Who Code” Club at PCL Will Target Gender Gap in Computer Technology Careers

[ 0 ] January 14, 2015 |

State’s Only Public Club Will Offer Instruction in Coding, App Building, Game Design and More Providence Community Library (PCL) will launch a Girls Who Code Club at its Rochambeau location on January 22.  Led by Gryte Satas, a female instructor from Brown University’s Department of Computer Science, the Club will offer girls an opportunity to […]

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Honoring Martin Luther King: Community Events for the Family

Honoring Martin Luther King: Community Events for the Family

[ 0 ] January 14, 2015 |

MLK Concert Saturday, January 18 at 630pm to 8pm Location: Fleet Library located in the Mandle Building, 15 Westminster Street, Providence. Join the celebration, feel the spirit, and embrace the joy! Join RISD as they kickoff their 2014 MLK Celebration Series on Saturday, January 18 at 630pm to 8pm. The event includes music from the […]

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Children’s Inaugural Celebration at Providence Children’s Museum

Children’s Inaugural Celebration at Providence Children’s Museum

[ 0 ] December 30, 2014 |

Sunday, January 4  |  12:00 – 3:00 PM In celebration of the inauguration of Providence Mayor-elect Elorza, join a resource fair at Providence Children’s Museum to learn about and try activities with Providence-based arts/education nonprofit organizations, including the Children’s Museum, Manton Avenue Project, Partnership for Providence Parks, Providence Children’s Film Festival, Providence CityArts for Youth, […]

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Seven Stars Bakery Supports We Share Hope Food Rescue

Seven Stars Bakery Supports We Share Hope Food Rescue

[ 0 ] December 30, 2014 |

Seven Stars Bakery will donate 100 percent of their sales from their 3 locations to We Share Hope on January 2, 2015. WOW! Opened on January 2, 2001, Seven Stars Bakery is a family owned and operated business that started on Hope St. in Providence, and has grown to 3 locations (820 Hope St. & […]

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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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