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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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Last Minute Mother’s Day Cards

Last Minute Mother’s Day Cards

[ 0 ] May 7, 2015 |

Ooops! Mother’s Day is this Sunday and you may well have forgotten or not got around to making a card or grabbing a gift for that special Mom in your life. Check out these easy ideas for all ages (including adults) to save your bacon just in time for Sunday morning! Paper Flower Pot (Food, Love and […]

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Cultivating Collections

Cultivating Collections

[ 0 ] May 1, 2015 |

By Robin Meisner, Director of Exhibits, Providence Children’s Museum Most visitors know Providence Children’s Museums as a collection of experiences in which children and families learn through play and active exploration. One of the defining features of our exhibits is that they are rich in discoveries and stimulating for the senses. We incorporate unusual and […]

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Love is in the Air!

Love is in the Air!

[ 0 ] February 8, 2015 |

Since our local elementary school has tightened food rules to restrict giving candy etc, we have been trying to think up some easy ideas for non-food Valentines gifts for my daughter’s first grade class.  Here follows some multi-age, inexpensive ideas to fit the bill. * Fabric Hearts (image shown above). Can be made out of […]

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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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“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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Learning from the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Learning from the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

[ 1 ] January 14, 2015 |

By Cathy Saunders, Director of Education, Providence Children’s Museum I started school in the early 70s, a white child in a Boston suburban school that had integrated busing. I wondered what it would be like to have an hour-long bus ride to school, but I gave no thought to why other students traveled so far […]

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Let it Snow!

Let it Snow!

[ 0 ] December 31, 2014 |

Are we the only New Englanders who are ready for some for some of the white stuff to fall? In lieu of the real thing, try making these fun, pasta snowflakes from Amy’s Sandblog. Paint pasta shapes white or with glitter and glue together to make snowflakes. They look lovely hung at a window!

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New Year’s Resolutions for the Family

New Year’s Resolutions for the Family

[ 0 ] December 30, 2014 |

As the flurry of the holidays comes to an end, our thoughts shift towards the welcoming of a new year and what it may have in store for us and our families. If you’ve ever tried to set and stick to self improvement goals on your own, you know that by February 1st, things start […]

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