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Snow more: Cabin fever suggestions for you and your littles

Snow more: Cabin fever suggestions for you and your littles

[ 1 ] February 19, 2015 |

As the parent of two active children, we are, like many of you, finding this winter a long event. My kids are 6.5 and 18 months old and so have very different wants and needs for activities.  The older wants to go out in freezing conditions and play in the snow, while our toddler struggles […]

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Children’s Garden: A Healthy Relationship with Nature

Children’s Garden: A Healthy Relationship with Nature

[ 0 ] February 19, 2015 |

by Wendy Fachon and Jeanine Silversmith Healthy fun is coming to the Rhode Island Flower Show at the Convention Center in Providence on February 19-22! This year’s theme is “Garden Adventures” and it promises to deliver fun for the whole family. The magnificent gardens not only offer ideas and inspiration for outdoor living spaces, but […]

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Scouts as Stewards

Scouts as Stewards

[ 0 ] February 10, 2015 |

By Samantha Polon, Learning Programs Developer, Providence Children’s Museum Scouting is often a springboard for youth to learn how to be stewards of their communities. Learning about teamwork, problem solving and even meeting workers from fireman to teachers to find out about their professions are all common and enriching activities Scouts participate in. But what […]

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GOT OVERDUE BOOKS? LIBRARIANS DON’T BITE . . .

GOT OVERDUE BOOKS? LIBRARIANS DON’T BITE . . .

[ 0 ] February 6, 2015 |

Bring ‘Em Back Week! Providence Community Library February 17-21, 2015 Bring a can of food Your fines will be forgiven Just for one week. Bring back your overdue library materials plus a canned food item to pay for your library fines! Recommended: one can of food = $20 in library fines* All food will go […]

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Explore the world at the Providence Children’s Film Festival: February 12-22!

Explore the world at the Providence Children’s Film Festival: February 12-22!

[ 0 ] February 4, 2015 |

The Providence Children’s Film Festival (PCFF) returns this February for its sixth exciting year, February 12 to 22, showcasing 18 feature films including both a USA and Rhode Island premiere, over 50 shorts from around the world and the 2nd Annual Youth Filmmaker Showcase. Coinciding with the February 2015 School Vacation, the Festival presents 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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Children’s Inaugural Celebration at Providence Children’s Museum

Children’s Inaugural Celebration at Providence Children’s Museum

[ 0 ] December 30, 2014 |

Sunday, January 4  |  12:00 – 3:00 PM In celebration of the inauguration of Providence Mayor-elect Elorza, join a resource fair at Providence Children’s Museum to learn about and try activities with Providence-based arts/education nonprofit organizations, including the Children’s Museum, Manton Avenue Project, Partnership for Providence Parks, Providence Children’s Film Festival, Providence CityArts for Youth, […]

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Unbranded!

Unbranded!

[ 0 ] December 22, 2014 |

By Janice O’Donnell, Executive Director, Providence Children’s Museum A recent Wall Street Journal article – “Children’s Museums Brand Exhibits with Corporate Sponsorships”– discussed the prevalence of commercial identities in museums, especially children’s museums, across the country. Visitors to children’s museums in many cities make pizza in a replica of a chain pizza parlor, shop in […]

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Winter Solstice Celebrations

Winter Solstice Celebrations

[ 1 ] December 20, 2014 |

The Winter Solstice beckons this coming Sunday, December 21st, marking the shortest day and longest night of the year. ‘Midwinter’ is a wonderful time to look deeply at small things, retune to natural cycles and to welcome light into your home and family. There is a reason it occurs close to other seasonal celebrations.  It is […]

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Getting Around

Getting Around

[ 0 ] December 17, 2014 |

By Kelly Fenton Going outside during the winter months often results in lots and lots of gear. Puffy coats, heavy boots, snow pants, mittens, woolen hats, scarves, the list goes on and on. It’s much easier to hunker down and cuddle in the warmth of the house instead of venturing outside (with all that gear […]

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