Category: places to go

Home Work: Diane Jennings

Home Work: Diane Jennings

[ 0 ] November 20, 2014 |

Join us today as we meet one of my favorite local Moms, Diane Jennings of Luca Boutique. Luca has quickly become my go to place for amazing children’s clothes at great prices. Diane’s super friendly approach and and thoughtfully laid out store (it even has a play space with a gate!), makes shopping with my own small kids, really enjoyable. Diane lives […]

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All-New Water Ways – A Flurry of Fun!

All-New Water Ways – A Flurry of Fun!

[ 0 ] November 9, 2014 |

Providence Children’s Museum’s popular Water Ways exhibit has a whole new look and torrents of fun-filled, imaginative new water play!

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Just Add Water

Just Add Water

[ 0 ] November 3, 2014 |

By Robin Meisner, Director of Exhibits, Providence Children’s Museum Splashing in puddles and bathtubs, floating sticks in rivers, building fountains at the Children’s Museum, water motivates engagement and learning for children of all ages. With no one right way to interact with it, water affords a variety of options for purposeful play – play that […]

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Join us! THIRD-Annual Kidoinfo Spooky (but Not so Scary) Storytime & Haunted Art in the Park!

Join us! THIRD-Annual Kidoinfo Spooky (but Not so Scary) Storytime & Haunted Art in the Park!

[ 0 ] October 14, 2014 |

Saturday, October 25, 10:30 am-12:30 pm Kidoinfo is teaming up again with Jen Smith (of Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy) along with the amazing Alison Paul and the rest of our awesome summer storytime gang to bring you Halloween fun in Burnside Park! Join us in Burnside Park on Saturday, October 25 from 10:30 am-12:30 pm […]

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RI Families in Nature partners with the Roger Williams Park Zoo!

RI Families in Nature partners with the Roger Williams Park Zoo!

[ 0 ] September 25, 2014 |

I’ll admit it. Writing this article is extremely self-gratifying. I’m so proud that RI Families in Nature, the family hiking club I started over five and a half years ago, is partnering with the Roger Williams Park Zoo this October through July to offer new opportunities for families to experience nature and have fun – […]

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Children’s Healthy Cooking Classes

Children’s Healthy Cooking Classes

[ 0 ] September 22, 2014 |

Don’t know about you but I have all the best intentions to have my kids help out more in the kitchen.  When dinner time actually comes around, we often run out of time and energy and the scene is rather like that of Swedish Chef from The Muppets!  I really do want my kids to know where […]

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Rhode Island Festival of Children’s Books and Authors at Lincoln School and at the Central Falls Library: October 18, 2014

Rhode Island Festival of Children’s Books and Authors at Lincoln School and at the Central Falls Library: October 18, 2014

[ 0 ] September 18, 2014 |

Rhode Island may be the smallest state, but it boasts one of the best book festivals in the nation. Thousands of people come to the Book Festival each year to meet acclaimed authors and illustrators from all corners of the country. These authors and illustrators will travel to Providence this October for the opportunity to […]

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Beach Adventure Play

Beach Adventure Play

[ 0 ] August 26, 2014 |

By Janice O’Donnell, Executive Director, Providence Children’s Museum When I describe the adventure playgrounds I explored in England and Wales to Americans, they might be delighted or appalled, but they’re always surprised. Adventure playgrounds are places absolutely committed to kids’ free self-directed play. Children build (and destroy) their own play structures, often using hammers and […]

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What does learning through play look like?

What does learning through play look like?

[ 0 ] July 22, 2014 |

By Suzy Letourneau, Project Researcher, Providence Children’s Museum Providence Children’s Museum is collaborating with Brown University on a major National Science Foundation-funded project (award #1223777) to study how children develop scientific thinking skills and understand their own learning processes. In particular, Museum researchers are investigating how to make kids’ learning through play visible and are […]

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Play at the Park with Providence Children’s Museum!

Play at the Park with Providence Children’s Museum!

[ 0 ] July 18, 2014 |

By Megan Fischer, Director of Communications, Providence Children’s Museum For a third summer, Providence Children’s Museum is bringing playful hands-on activities to neighborhood parks across the city, building on its efforts to advocate for and raise awareness of the critical importance of children’s play, and its commitment to provide play opportunities throughout the community. Families […]

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