With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it’s a great time to make sure kids understand the value of being thankful for the food they eat. Last year we created a “Tree of Thanks”. We drew a tree on a large piece of paper, cut out little colored leaves and left them around the Thanksgiving table. […]
Rhode Island students in grades 4 – 12 are invited to take the Letters About Literature challenge by writing a personal letter to an admired author – someone who has written a book that has been an inspiration for change in their lives. The deadline is December 10, 2013 for grades 9-12 and January 10, 2014 for grades […]
Go it alone, or join RI Families in Nature on Saturday, November 16, as we explore this area together. The Nature Conservancy’s Carter Preserve boasts more than 5 miles of well-marked hiking trails through rare pitch pine and scrub oak forests and a 35 acre grassland. As one of the largest protected areas in RI, […]
Here are a few fun Thanksgiving crafts to do with your little ones.
Home Work: Lessons from Work-at-Home Parents. This series of Kidoinfo interviews with parents, looks at how they manage to squeeze in work time at home (whether working for someone else or running their own business) along with juggling kids, home life, and childcare (or lack of it). Today we introduce Cindy Moser, a proposal writer […]
Join award-winning musicians and storytellers Bill Harley and Keith Munslow as they spin their magic at the “Sing Away Hunger” family concert to benefit the Rhode Island Community Food Bank on Saturday, November 16. The musicians and their band of merry music-makers will perform two shows, at 11 am and 2 pm, at the Lincoln School […]
I’m not anti-toys or anti-shopping but I am against glorifying the need to buy stuff from a big box store by squashing or diminishing the importance of something valuable—in this instance, environmental education or any educational school field trip of which there are so few these days. A recent ad put out by Toys R […]
My kids love getting dressed up in costume, roaming the neighborhood with friends to trick-or-treat, sampling candy along the way then home to watch The Great Pumpkin and count/categorize/trade their candy loot. Then it’s only a matter of days after Halloween that my children start to forget about their candy choosing ice cream or cookies for their desert choice.
So what do we do with all the candy collected? Over the year’s we have gathered numerous ideas from other parent’s on how they handle the candy overload.