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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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Meet a (Grand)Parent: Meet Janice O’Donnell

Meet a (Grand)Parent: Meet Janice O’Donnell

[ 2 ] February 23, 2011 |

Today meet Janice O’Donnell, executive director of Providence Children’s Museum and panelist from the upcoming Kidoinfo Conversation, Parenting Simply. Please join the conversation on Monday, March 7th at the Speakeasy at Local 121 in Downtown Providence.

Kidoinfo: What neighborhood do you live in?
Janice O’Donnell (JO): Bay Spring in Barrington

Kidoinfo: Where were you born?

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Registering for Providence Public Schools: 2011-12 School Year

Registering for Providence Public Schools: 2011-12 School Year

[ 10 ] February 23, 2011 |

In what is now an annual tradition, Kidoinfo offers tips and guidelines to help you have a successful experience as you register your child for the Providence Public Schools as a kindergartener or first grader. This year, I’ll be among those signing my child up for a kindergarten spot as Henry, my youngest son, will […]

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Going to the movies!

Going to the movies!

[ 0 ] February 18, 2011 |

Some kids love Legos, building and re-building structures for hours and some kids are “nature buffs” always digging in dirt and identifying bugs in the backyard. I was a crafty kid making things whenever possible when I was young, even now. My boys? Film-obsessed and have been ever since they saw their first film at age 3. TV shows or computer games are of little interest to them but movie watching, making, and all the trivia is their passion.

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New online resources for parents and caregivers who would like to read more with their young children in Portuguese.

New online resources for parents and caregivers who would like to read more with their young children in Portuguese.

[ 5 ] February 16, 2011 |

Jonathan Keller and Isabel Lopes, two local parents with children at the International Charter School of Pawtucket wanted a way to share reading resources and encourage reading among families with connections to or interest in the Portuguese language. They started the “bilingual” blog icsportugues.blogspot.com full of online resources for parents and caregivers who would like to read more with their children in Portuguese.

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Meet a Parent: Meet Hannah Marcotti

Meet a Parent: Meet Hannah Marcotti

[ 5 ] February 15, 2011 |

Today meet Hannah Marcotti, a Holistic Health Coach, writer (Hannah’s Harvest), mom and panelist from the upcoming Kidoinfo Conversation, Parenting Simply. Please join the conversation on Monday, March 7th at the Speakeasy at Local 121 in Downtown Providence.

Kidoinfo: What neighborhood do you live in?
Hannah Marcotti (HM): I live in Elmhurst near Providence College. We moved to this neighborhood (having two weeks to relocate for my husband’s job) with no knowledge of Providence, 8 years ago. We have been blessed to have many friends move into the neighborhood and have our own little community growing around us.

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Kids are Engineers!

Kids are Engineers!

[ 2 ] February 14, 2011 |

A favorite Children’s Museum activity, Puff Mobiles are made by constructing simple wheeled cars with paper sails, designed to catch the stream of air a child blows through a straw.  I’ve seen kids innovate with many creative constructions over the years: wide sails, double sails, weighted bases.

Join Providence Children’s Museum to celebrate National Engineers Week AND February school vacation!  Be An Engineer and experiment with electrical conductivity and oobleck on February 19.  Block Builders tackle construction challenges on February 23 & 25.  And Young Engineers learn how civil engineers plan buildings and bridges on February 26.  Visit the Museum’s website for details.

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Join the fun! 2011 PCFF Opening Day & Night Events planned for February 17th!

Join the fun! 2011 PCFF Opening Day & Night Events planned for February 17th!

[ 0 ] February 13, 2011 |

Come celebrate film and families with the 2011 Providence Children’s Film Festival. Two great events planned for opening day! 
Let the fun begin! 

In the afternoon: PCFF 2011 will kick off on February 17 at 4:15 pm in the RISD Metcalf Auditorium with a panopoly of fun (if brief) films. YOUR SHORTS ARE SHOWIN’, Elementary Edition is a free showing of fun shorts that will even include some kid-made films.


In the evening: Celebrate at the opening night party (starting at 5:30pm), featuring a screening of the beautiful animated feature ELEANOR’S SECRET (French film dubbed in English, suitable for all ages). Join PCFF friends and supporters for this jolly kick-off! Tickets required.

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Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art (RIMOSA): Help Make It Real.

Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art (RIMOSA): Help Make It Real.

[ 4 ] February 8, 2011 |

Transfer your energy to the Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art (RIMOSA), a growing group of creatives working to establish an educational space in the Providence area for kids ages 11 and up. (That includes adults!)

Last year, RIMOSA got its non-profit status and designed and tested exhibits at Waterfire, Maker Faire and AS220’s Foo Fest. In March, RIMOSA debuts its first major installation, “Metamorphosis: Transfer of Energy,” at Pawtucket’s Slater Mill. To raise money to build and stage the exhibit, RIMOSA holds a Feb. 24 fundraiser from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Slater Mill.

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