Happy Spring! April Vacation Week is already here. Here are a few easy activities for you and your school vacationing clan to check out. 1. Visit the bluebells in Swan Point Woods, Providence. If you head into in these magical woods you will find the most wonderful and secret (Ssh!) glen of bluebells. To get […]
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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 […]
A snowy day beckons much joy on the face of our 5 year old. She rushes to throw on gloves and boots even before breakfast has been gulped down. As the parent of a 5 month old however, more snow brings on dizzying thoughts of “what are we going to do all day”. We love […]
It’s spring at last! Bring the family and enjoy sweet maple sugaring or get outside and take a guided hike on a wildlife refuge. The warmer weather is on its way, so pull on some boots, head outside, and enjoy nature with Audubon! Unless noted, registration is required for all programs. A complete listing of […]
Providence Children’s Museum is celebrating Engineers Week (February 16-22, 2014) with engaging design and building challenges that support STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills. STEM explorations – particularly hands-on – are essential for developing critical thinking and problem solving abilities, and for encouraging kids’ future interest in math and science fields. On February 15, […]
We have decided to celebrate the magic of snow (and lack of the white stuff in the northeast) by hosting a Snow Party – complete with stories, crafts, science experiments and snacks. Followed by a trip outdoors in real snow if the temperatures drop and the rain changes to snow.
Read “Snowflake Bentley” (Caldecott Medal Book) by Jacqueline Briggs, illustrated by Martin Mary Azarian. This is the true story of Wilson Bentley, a farmer born in 1865 in Jericho, Vermont, a small town between Lake Champlain and Mount Mansfield. The story shows Bentley’s fascination, determination, and success in learning how to photograph snowflakes after his mother gave him a microscope when he was fifteen. Beautiful, bold woodcut illustrations.
Local parent, Tara Demyan is a fan of the Meditation for Kids and Family class at Atisha Kadampa Meditation Center. To learn more about what it means to meditate together as a family, read Tara’s recent interview with Angela Stewart, Education Program Coordinator of the Atisha Kadampa Meditation Center. What is a “family” meditation class? […]
From crayons to chalkboard art, painting is one activity that pretty much every child enjoys and for good reason: what kid could turn down a chance to get messy with mom’s permission? Whether you’re looking for a family project or just trying to find something to occupy your little one for a while, following are […]