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Celebrate International Children’s Book Day 2011

Celebrate International Children’s Book Day 2011

[ 1 ] April 2, 2011 |

Celebrate International Children’s Book Day (ICBD) today by reading a story to your children about far away lands and lovely adventures, giving a new book to a child or visit your local library with them to show them the wonders they can discover by reading.

The poster for International Children’s Book Day 2011 comes from Estonia, with a beautiful design by Jüri Mildeberg (aka Jüri Mildebergius). The theme is ‘The Book Remembers’.

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The Handmade Parent: Devienna Anggraini

The Handmade Parent: Devienna Anggraini

[ 2 ] March 28, 2011 |

The handmade parent is a series of interviews with parents who have an art/craft business or passion. The series explores how the artist/crafter manages their family and their creative passion while promoting their work.

Today’s Handmade Parent is Devienna Anggraini of DAmetals Jewelry in Providence, Rhode Island.

Kidoinfo: Please briefly tell us about yourself, your family, and your art or craft.
Devienna: I was born in Jakarta Indonesia. I came to the US for college in 1997. I went to the University of Oregon and lived in Eugene, Oregon for almost 7 years. I moved to Providence in 2004 to pursue a Master of Fine Art in Jewelry and Light Metals at Rhode Island School of Design. I have a younger brother whom I am very close with. His family and my parents live in Jakarta. In Providence, I live with my Husband, Gary and my two awesome kids, Kevin (4) and Carlyta (2).

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Kidoinfo Presents Toddler Try-Its at Providence Children’s Museum in April!

Kidoinfo Presents Toddler Try-Its at Providence Children’s Museum in April!

[ 1 ] March 28, 2011 |

Kidoinfo is pleased to team up with Providence Children’s Museum to present Toddler Try-Its. Join this new activity series for young children Mondays in April from 10 AM to Noon. Children ages 1½ – 3 will investigate their world as they try different open-ended activities each week: April 4: Shape Play — Toddlers toss, sort, […]

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TWO ANGRY MOMS-the Movie and the Movement. Thursday, March 31st at Rochambeau Library in Providence.

TWO ANGRY MOMS-the Movie and the Movement. Thursday, March 31st at Rochambeau Library in Providence.

[ 1 ] March 23, 2011 |

Providence Moms get angry about school lunches, and push for change. . .

The Film: TWO ANGRY MOMS
Showing at Rochambeau Library – 708 Hope Street, Providence, RI 02906
Thursday, March 31st from 7:00 pm – 8:30pm
Free and Open to the public.
Sponsored by Vartan Gregorian Elementary School Health & Wellness Committee

Filmmaker and Mom, Amy Kalafa of Weston, CT, made the movie, “Two Angry Moms” because she was fed up with her children eating highly processed food filled with additives and preservatives at school.

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PARENTING SIMPLY: Conversation and Resource Guide

PARENTING SIMPLY: Conversation and Resource Guide

[ 1 ] March 18, 2011 |

Some of the ideas discussed at the recent Parenting Simply Conversation;
• Be present
• Have a playful attitude
• Don’t sweat the small stuff (Does it really matter if your child wears pajamas to the grocery store?)
• Reduce choices (Including activities and food options.)
• Trust your intuition. (Make decisions based on what is right for you and not out of guilt.)

If you missed the conversation, watch the video and read our list of resources….

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Kreatelier on Hope Street is a creative wonderland! See what’s new plus a chance to win!

Kreatelier on Hope Street is a creative wonderland! See what’s new plus a chance to win!

[ 6 ] March 15, 2011 |

In the midst of a winter filled with record-breaking amounts of snow that quickly transformed from slopes of glistening beauty to jagged piles of what I refer to as “visible pollution” it’s no wonder I find myself craving color. A wonderful place to find respite from stark surroundings is Kreatelier, a unique shop on Hope […]

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Next Kidoinfo Conversation: Raising Community Minded Kids

Next Kidoinfo Conversation: Raising Community Minded Kids

[ 2 ] March 10, 2011 |

I want to share ideas and resources of how families create meaningful connections to their communities and impact real change in the world. How we act in our home is an important foundation for kids to learn values. I believe we set examples by modeling the behaviors and ideals we feel are important: how and […]

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What happens when Culture stops? I shudder to think of the possibility!

What happens when Culture stops? I shudder to think of the possibility!

[ 1 ] March 9, 2011 |

On March 10th, 2011, Rhode Island cultural organizations and creative businesses – from theaters to libraries to design houses and retail establishments – will join big and little people from across the country in recognizing Culture Stops!, a Rhode Island-grown national day of action to draw attention to the impact of proposed federal budget cuts […]

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Meet a Parent: Meet Children’s Librarian Miss Babs

Meet a Parent: Meet Children’s Librarian Miss Babs

[ 3 ] March 8, 2011 |

Once I had children, the public library became the center of our social universe. My boys and I attended story time no matter what, made special trips out of choosing books and movies, and trekked to neighboring libraries to partake in a variety of events and projects. Along the way, the boys and I made […]

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Meet a Parent: Meet Jill Davidson

Meet a Parent: Meet Jill Davidson

[ 3 ] February 28, 2011 |

Today meet Jill Davidson, an independent education and communications consultant, mom of three and moderator for the upcoming Kidoinfo Conversation, Parenting Simply. Please join the conversation on Monday, March 7th at the Speakeasy at Local 121 in Downtown Providence. Click here for details. Kidoinfo: What neighborhood do you live in? Jill Davidson (JSD): East Side […]

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