Category: activities: indoor

Hanna and the Oobleck

Hanna and the Oobleck

[ 0 ] February 6, 2008 |

By Cathy Saunders, Director of Education “Let’s make oobleck and a spaceship that will land in it,” I say to Hanna. “Cool, I love oobleck!” she replies. I start adding cornstarch to water. Hanna tests the mixture. “It flows when I tip the pan, Cathy, but I think it’s still too liquid.” I add a […]

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Save the Providence Library Children’s Specialists

Save the Providence Library Children’s Specialists

[ 4 ] February 4, 2008 |

I have always loved the library — a safe, free place to access an abundance of books, movies, and music of all genres. But once I had my children, the library quickly became more than just a place to check out items with my blue card. It became a regular hangout for our family. From […]

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Tape Art

Tape Art

[ 2 ] January 29, 2008 |

I took my kids to see Tape Art Artaquarium at the recently opened 5 Traverse Gallery in Fox Point. This unusual exhibit is the work of Michael Townsend, James Mercer, and Jay Zehngebot from the Trummerkind art collective (some may know them as “the mall artists”). For four weeks, they are residing in this funky […]

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All That Glitters

All That Glitters

[ 0 ] January 24, 2008 |

By Marianne Ruggiero Coordinator of Family Programs at The RISD Museum Shakespeare wrote, “All that glitters is not gold.” What this means is that you have to be careful about judging things that LOOK really good on the outside, because chances are that they might not be so great when you look on the inside. […]

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Beating the Winter Blues

Beating the Winter Blues

[ 2 ] January 8, 2008 |

By Vanessa Relli-Moreau Education Department Providence Children’s Museum Winter in Rhode Island can be long. As the season gears up, kids have lots of festivities, activities and opportunities to play. They build gingerbread houses, make ornaments and enjoy holiday celebrations. Kids are almost overwhelmed with opportunities for holiday fun. All of this entertainment leads up […]

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Front Row

Front Row

[ 0 ] December 6, 2007 |

By Karen Lambe, Early Childhood Developer Do you remember the first time you experienced a live performance, waiting for the magical moment when the performers would appear and you would be transported into another world of stories and dance or mesmerized by music and puppetry? Going to a live performance is wonderfully exciting for children. […]

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Mud is Cake

Mud is Cake

[ 1 ] November 25, 2007 |

The world of make-believe for children usually starts around 2 to 3 years old. Often it takes a mere suggestion, like “Pretend you are a fish swimming in the water,” or a simple prop like a Frisbee for a steering wheel and kids are off on an undersea adventure or driving a race car. As […]

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A Love Affair with Children’s Books

A Love Affair with Children’s Books

[ 1 ] November 9, 2007 |

By Cathy Saunders, Director of Education Adulthood has never interfered with my love of children’s literature. I led our college environmental group in a dramatic rendition of Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax. Anne of Green Gables served as an antidote to academic rigor. And Winnie the Pooh remains a fixture on my bedside table for sleepless […]

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Time to reset the clocks!

Time to reset the clocks!

[ 3 ] November 3, 2007 |

Eastern Time Daylight saving time ends at 2 am on the first Sunday in November, when people in most parts of the United States move their clocks back an hour. This made for a brighter Halloween this year. But since it now gets dark earlier, this means I will miss the daylight during the dinner […]

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Spiders, snakes, alligators, oh my!

Spiders, snakes, alligators, oh my!

[ 0 ] October 3, 2007 |

I had my first opportunity to pet a six-foot alligator and an albino python. Although touching snakes may not be my favorite thing to do, it was definitely fascinating for my kids and their friends during a recent trip to Regal Reptiles. There are more snakes, lizards, turtles, and spiders than I have ever seen […]

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