By Cathy Saunders, Director of Education, Providence Children’s Museum Children in the U.S., for the most part, are not growing up in a “hands-on” society. Toys are bought, not made by hand, and are not designed to be fixed if they break. Classroom time is more focused on test preparation and less on project-based learning […]
Category: child development
On Saturday March 22nd, Bradley Hospital hosts the annual Parenting Matters conference. This conference is intended for anyone who raises or works with children. The conference will be held at Barrington High School from 8:00am-12:40pm. There are a large number of workshops lead by some amazing and insightful local minds – behavioral experts, child-rearing gurus […]
By Robin Meisner, Director of Exhibits, Providence Children’s Museum For more than a decade, Providence Children’s Museum has opened its doors to developmental psychologists who explore how children think, learn and develop. Each week, researchers from The Causality and Mind Lab at Brown University and Kid Think at Providence College conduct controlled studies in the […]
These days it’s more common to have twins because of increased use of IVF and women having children at a later age. Teachers, coaches, families, and friends spend more time around multiples now, but may be unsure of how to deal with the unique situations that may arise with siblings the same age. Although these tips are geared for families with multiples, they may also be useful in parenting siblings of different ages.
It’s hard enough negotiating the holidays when there are only two sides of the extended family involved. But blended families have the extra emotional and logistical challenges of sharing holiday time and making visitation arrangements. Here are some tips to help you plan for joyful holiday season. Focus on what’s important. Keeping the kids happy […]
Bainbridge School invites the community to join a screening and discussion of the film “Room to Breathe”. A panel of experts on the integration of education and mindfulness will reflect on the film and take questions from the audience immediately following the screening. All ticket sales from the screening will go toward the expansion of […]
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 […]
Kidoinfo is a proud sponsor of this event and we believe in the valuable mission of this organization! – Anisa Event proceeds to benefit youth development program for preteen girls Girls on the Run Rhode Island, a non-profit program that encourages healthy lifestyles among preteen girls, will hold a 10k, 5k, and family fun run […]
Dr. Ron Taffel: Childhood Unbound: Raising Strong and Compassionate Kids—Confident Parenting in a Tough 21st Century World
Dr. Ron Taffel, a nationally known child rearing expert, will present a FREE parenting workshop on Thursday, April 4 at 7 pm at Temple Beth-El in Providence entitled, Childhood Unbound: Raising Strong and Compassionate Kids—Confident Parenting in a Tough 21st Century World.