Dorothy Chin Gerding of Smithfield, RI shares how she and her family celebrate Chinese New Year. Gung Hey Fat Choy! Happy Lunar New Year! In China this is a month long celebration that brings families together from far and wide. Â Here in the United States, my own family and friends will make long distance calls […]
We have decided to celebrate the magic of snow (and lack of the white stuff in the northeast) by hosting a Snow Party – complete with stories, crafts, science experiments and snacks. Followed by a trip outdoors in real snow if the temperatures drop and the rain changes to snow.
Read “Snowflake Bentley” (Caldecott Medal Book) by Jacqueline Briggs, illustrated by Martin Mary Azarian. This is the true story of Wilson Bentley, a farmer born in 1865 in Jericho, Vermont, a small town between Lake Champlain and Mount Mansfield. The story shows Bentleyâ€™s fascination, determination, and success in learning how to photograph snowflakes after his mother gave him a microscope when he was fifteen. Beautiful, bold woodcut illustrations.
What new parents really want is someone to do the laundry, clean the house, or cook their dinner not another onesie.
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.
Local parent, Tara Demyan is a fan of the Meditation for Kids and Family class at Atisha Kadampa Meditation Center. To learn more about what it means to meditate together as a family, read Tara’s recent interview with Angela Stewart, Education Program Coordinator of the Atisha Kadampa Meditation Center. What is a “family” meditation class? […]
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 […]
As the flurry of December days rush by at a terrific pace, you may be like our family and still have many gifts still to buy. Â You see shopping is not one of our favorite sports and neither is spending stacks of money. Thinking up a frugal and exciting alternative to socks while possessing minimal […]
JUMP!, Providence’s premiere youth dance company will perform its holiday classic based on the book THEÂ POLARÂ EXPRESS by local author, Chris Van Allsburg on December 21 at 2pm and 6 pmÂ and onÂ December 22 at 2 pmÂ at The Nathan Bishop School, Providence, RI. This original dance-drama delights audiences of all ages. With a variety of dance styles […]