Category: museums

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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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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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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Unplug During Screen-Free Week

Unplug During Screen-Free Week

[ 0 ] April 30, 2014 |

Shut down the video games, turn off the TV and step away from your screens – May 5-11, 2014 is Screen-Free Week.

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Kidoinfo presents Fairy Houses at Providence Children’s Museum

Kidoinfo presents Fairy Houses at Providence Children’s Museum

[ 0 ] April 24, 2014 |

Fairy Houses at Providence Children’s Museum        Saturday, May 3 and Sunday, May 4 – 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM Providence Children’s Museum invites kids and families to craft imaginative fairy houses during a special weekend activity presented in partnership with Kidoinfo. Children use a variety of natural and found materials to create whimsical dwellings for […]

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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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Home-Grown Fun

Home-Grown Fun

[ 0 ] March 18, 2014 |

Look around your house for things that can be turned into intriguing indoor activities for the last dreary weeks of winter.

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