Category: family matters

A month full of Peace Events plus join Peace Fest RI, the global celebration of peace on September 19

A month full of Peace Events plus join Peace Fest RI, the global celebration of peace on September 19

[ 0 ] August 27, 2015 |

Kidoinfo (and me personally) are pleased to promote and support such an amazing project. The Peace Flag Project invites you to join in its 12th annual celebration of the International Day of Peace. The Peace Flag Project is a pro-peace nonprofit based here in Rhode Island, its work is focused on imagining peace, understanding peace, […]

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How It Feels to NOT Be Sending My Baby to Kindergarten

How It Feels to NOT Be Sending My Baby to Kindergarten

[ 0 ] August 26, 2015 |

By Camille Williams The other day, I realized that if things had played out differently, I would be gearing up to send Boy 2 to kindergarten. My boys are 9 and 5, and this will be our second year homeschooling. Last year, my little one was in a beautiful little co-op preschool, and I got […]

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Ukuleles for Peace

Ukuleles for Peace

[ 0 ] July 8, 2015 |

The Ukuleles for Peace group, a coexistence project between Israeli Jews and Arabs, will be performing one show in Rhode Island on July 12th as they tour New England and then fly out to Hawaii! This musical group was founded eleven years ago by Paul Moore while living in Israel. I heard about this project […]

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Ricky Katowicz returns to create The Great Green Room! 2015 Artist in the Park

Ricky Katowicz returns to create The Great Green Room! 2015 Artist in the Park

[ 0 ] June 26, 2015 |

Most know Margaret Wise Brown as author of the preeminent book about going to sleep, Goodnight Moon.  There are, however, many other reasons to celebrate Margaret Wise Brown or ‘Brownie,’ as her friends and family referred to her…  Early on, she worked as a teacher in the Bank Street School where she learned to play […]

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Amplify the voices of women everywhere. Listen to your mother!

Amplify the voices of women everywhere. Listen to your mother!

[ 0 ] May 7, 2015 |

I have been a big fan of StoryCorps since it began 10 years ago with their mission to provide people of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share and preserve the stories of our lives. Reminding us of our shared humanity, to strengthen and build the connections between people, to teach the […]

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What I’ve Learned from Our First Year of Homeschooling

What I’ve Learned from Our First Year of Homeschooling

[ 1 ] April 27, 2015 |

By Camille Williams We are in the 7th inning of our first year homeschooling Boy 1 (age 8). We are taking this year-by-year, and who knows? A brick and mortar school may again be the best choice for our family at some future time. For now, though, this has been a great decision for us, […]

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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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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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Make it a SAFE Halloween!

Make it a SAFE Halloween!

[ 0 ] October 29, 2014 |

As we prepare our kiddos for a fun day or evening of trick-or-treating, let’s also help make it safe for them. The American Red Cross offers us some common sense safety tips worth repeating (and if you’re looking for family-friendly Halloween activities in the area this weekend and even on Halloween Day, take a look […]

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Teaching children to manage boredom will serve as life skill

Teaching children to manage boredom will serve as life skill

[ 0 ] July 14, 2014 |

There are plenty of ways to teach kids to conquer boredom but first we need to provide an opportunity for them to get bored. Many of today’s kids are over scheduled and have access to digital devices from morning til night–phones are not just phones but provide hours of entertainment, electronic reading tables often have […]

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