Category: child development

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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The Value of Playing with REAL Stuff

The Value of Playing with REAL Stuff

[ 0 ] April 15, 2014 |

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 […]

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Parenting Matters Workshop

Parenting Matters Workshop

[ 0 ] March 17, 2014 |

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 […]

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Learning About Learning

Learning About Learning

[ 0 ] January 28, 2014 |

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 […]

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Help twins / multiples develop their independence.

Help twins / multiples develop their independence.

[ 3 ] January 14, 2014 |

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.

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Blended Families: Tips for a joyful holiday season

Blended Families: Tips for a joyful holiday season

[ 0 ] December 19, 2013 |

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 […]

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Local Film Screening: “Room to Breathe”

Local Film Screening: “Room to Breathe”

[ 0 ] December 2, 2013 |

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 […]

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Toys R Us should rethink priorities. Big companies can also care about the environment.

Toys R Us should rethink priorities. Big companies can also care about the environment.

[ 0 ] November 2, 2013 |

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 […]

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Every Picture Tells a Story…

Every Picture Tells a Story…

[ 0 ] August 12, 2013 |

The next time you take photos of your kids, take a moment to look back together and see what bubbles up.

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Girls on the Run Rhode Island hosts 10K, 5K, and kids fun run June 1

Girls on the Run Rhode Island hosts 10K, 5K, and kids fun run June 1

[ 0 ] May 16, 2013 |

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 […]

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