Kidoinfo is pleased to team up with Providence Children’s Museum to present Toddler Try-Its. Join this new activity series for young children Mondays in April from 10 AM to Noon. Children ages 1½ – 3 will investigate their world as they try different open-ended activities each week: April 4: Shape Play – Toddlers toss, sort, [...]
Category: Providence Children’s Museum
Today Janice O’Donnell, Executive Director, Providence Children’s Museum shares her thoughts on the importance of play.
The big idea behind Providence Children’s Museum is that the best kind of learning happens through play. Kids learn all kinds of important things when they follow their own interests, make choices, try things out, solve their own problems, create their own characters and situations – by playing. As an educator, I am a true believer in this approach.
A favorite Children’s Museum activity, Puff Mobiles are made by constructing simple wheeled cars with paper sails, designed to catch the stream of air a child blows through a straw. I’ve seen kids innovate with many creative constructions over the years: wide sails, double sails, weighted bases.
Join Providence Children’s Museum to celebrate National Engineers Week AND February school vacation! Be An Engineer and experiment with electrical conductivity and oobleck on February 19. Block Builders tackle construction challenges on February 23 & 25. And Young Engineers learn how civil engineers plan buildings and bridges on February 26. Visit the Museum’s website for details.
By Cathy Saunders, Director of Education, Providence Children’s Museum. When I started working at the Children’s Museum five years ago, I quickly realized that no matter how neat my hair was or how smart my outfit, it all became irrelevant when I walked past the Museum’s “fun-house” mirrors. It was pretty hard to take myself [...]
By Megan Fischer, Marketing and Public Relations Manager, Providence Children’s Museum Lately I’ve seen a barrage of commercials for the new Wii drawing tablet and am astounded. The concept: kids use a stylus to “draw” on a tablet connected to their television and the images they create appear on the screen. It comes with a [...]
By Janice O’Donnell, Executive Director, Providence Children’s Museum All holidays start with a story. The day is special because a long time ago a child was born, a miracle happened, a war was won, a people were liberated. In telling these powerful stories we impart our cultures – our beliefs and values – to the [...]
The new exhibit, I Live in a Small Town, created by local artist Megan Jeffery is on display at Providence Children’s Museum through February. After seeing this exhibit, your kiddos may be inspired to create their own mini scenes and characters with materials found at home. Read Megan Fisher’s review of the show below. – [...]
By Carly Baumann, Exhibit and Program Developer, Providence Children’s Museum I love puppets – whether playing with them myself or watching others bring them to life; they straddle the world of real and pretend. Though Daniel Striped Tiger’s mouth never moved on Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, which I only noticed as an adult, the puppet’s kind, [...]
Due to illness, Tom Luckey will not be at the film with his son, Spencer Luckey for Q & A. Providence Children’s Museum presents two screenings of the provocative documentary film “LUCKEY” followed by Q & A at Cable Car Cinema on Wednesday, October 6th. Meet the Filmmaker and Acclaimed Artists Tom and Spencer Luckey, [...]
By Providence Children’s Museum Education Staff Back-to-school time often means leaving behind the carefree, active, unstructured play that children enjoy during the summer months. Providence Children’s Museum educators recommend the following resources, chock-full of creative ideas, to ensure your kids have plenty of imaginative, self-directed playtime during the school year. Carly Baumann, Exhibit & Program [...]