Category: places to go

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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Providence Opens All City Pools and Water Parks Today, June 30, 2014

Providence Opens All City Pools and Water Parks Today, June 30, 2014

[ 0 ] June 30, 2014 |

Five pools and 11 water parks open for the season.

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It’s the Real Thing

It’s the Real Thing

[ 0 ] June 30, 2014 |

By Janice O’Donnell, Executive Director, Providence Children’s Museum Some children are digging in the sandpit in the Children’s Museum’s garden and uncover the mastodon bones. “Are these real fossils?,” one asks. Kids press their faces to the glass to examine an absolutely still lizard at the zoo. The lizard blinks. “It is real!” the kids […]

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5 things to do on a rainy day

5 things to do on a rainy day

[ 0 ] June 20, 2014 |

Thank you to Rhode Island Monthly for sharing (June 2014 issue) some of our favorite things to do in the summer on a rainy day!

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Updated for 2014! Kidoinfo Guide: 100+ Things To Do with Kids in Rhode Island

Updated for 2014! Kidoinfo Guide: 100+ Things To Do with Kids in Rhode Island

[ 1 ] June 18, 2014 |

Consider  100+ Things To Do with Kids in Rhode Island Kidoinfo’s Bucket List, filled with things to do with your children before they grow up! Fun, food, culture, and history–all unique to our area: these are things we believe every young Rhode Islander should see and do. For easy planning in any weather and any […]

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Dive into a summer full of adventures! Summer Reading Program 2014

Dive into a summer full of adventures! Summer Reading Program 2014

[ 0 ] June 12, 2014 |

Kids of all ages are invited to their local public library this summer to discover new books and presentations by summer reading program educators and artists. Plenty of educators are sure to spark a smile with their fizzy fun presentations! Fizz Boom Read! (children’s program) Kids… You can get their summer reading done while having lots […]

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Everything is WICKED awesome at Legoland Discovery Center Boston.

Everything is WICKED awesome at Legoland Discovery Center Boston.

[ 0 ] May 27, 2014 |

Great news for Lego lovers–Legoland Discovery Center Boston opened at Assembly Row in Somerville on May 23! Contributing writer Nicole Estrella had a sneak peak and shares her family adventure below. – Anisa I know driving into Boston can intimidate some folks but it is very easy to get to the Legoland Discovery Center. It […]

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Kids Reading “One Book” Across Rhode Island Kicks off May 31 at the State House!

Kids Reading “One Book” Across Rhode Island Kicks off May 31 at the State House!

[ 0 ] May 22, 2014 |

 Kids Reading Across Rhode Island, the ‘one book, one state’ initiative for students in grades 4-6, kicks off its 5th year with Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein. A May 31st kickoff event with Grabenstein will take place from 2:00 — 4:00 pm at the State House. The festivities include a public program, […]

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