Category: movies + media

See the film <em>Where Do the Children Play?</em>

See the film Where Do the Children Play?

[ 0 ] February 4, 2009 |

The Details: Location: Lincoln Schools Ebner, Elson, Hart Music Center – 301 Butler Avenue, Providence, RI When: Wednesday, February 4 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM (This film was rescheduled to tonight because of last weeks snow storm.) Cost: Free For more information about the screening, contact Giovonne Calenda at gcalenda@lincolnschool.org. There is a growing concern […]

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<em>Where Do the Children Play?</em>

Where Do the Children Play?

[ 2 ] January 23, 2009 |

Rescheduled to: Wednesday, February 4 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM There is a growing concern among pediatricians, mental health experts, educators and environmentalists that more and more children are growing up today with little or no opportunity for unstructured play, especially outdoors. A new documentary film, Where Do the Children Play? examines this issue. Providence […]

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Who Does She Think She Is?

Who Does She Think She Is?

[ 6 ] January 9, 2009 |

By Erin Barrette Goodman Earlier this week, I was having a conversation with my daughter, in which I was pretending to be a bus driver and she was pretending to be my passenger (because walking out the door and getting in the van is nowhere near as fun as standing on the side of the […]

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Grocery News: Yummyfun Kooking

Grocery News: Yummyfun Kooking

[ 2 ] November 24, 2008 |

Yummyfun Kooking is the DVD series for kids that might sound a wee bit familiar. It’s got a childlike adult host, ridiculous characters who stop by to hang out, cupboards that open to reveal puppets, a freezer full of foods that come to life, and unblinking double entendres (in the episode we watched, there are […]

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Cool project: Host your own nature show

Cool project: Host your own nature show

[ 0 ] October 8, 2008 |

Have a budding naturalist and/or filmmaker in your family? The Nature Watch Showcase is looking for original clips of budding naturalists in action that you can post on their site and share with the world. Now’s your chance to be the wacky, animal-loving character your family watches on TV thinking “We could do that!” Need […]

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Not all TV Shows for Kids are Created Equal

Not all TV Shows for Kids are Created Equal

[ 5 ] September 16, 2008 |

SUPER WHY is the kind of show that makes me believe that some TV is okay for kids—educational entertainment that makes learning fun for preschoolers. The SUPER WHY characters—superheroes with individual super powers—engage the viewers (our kids) by talking directly to the screen and asking them questions about what will happen next in the show. […]

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Tips for New Moms: Baby Pictures

Tips for New Moms: Baby Pictures

[ 2 ] September 10, 2008 |

Just when you thought you might never leave the house again, Baby Pictures comes to the rescue, inviting you and your baby to enjoy a newly released movie in a baby-friendly theater. Dim lights, changing stations, low movie sounds, and in-theater food and beverage stands make Baby Pictures a big hit. Feel free to come […]

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Yes to Running! Bill Harley Live

Yes to Running! Bill Harley Live

[ 4 ] August 18, 2008 |

Grammy award winner Bill Harley uses stories and song to capture his experiences and his imagination in a way that gets to the essence of growing up. His hilarious tales and catchy tunes appeal to both kids and adults of all ages—my kids are captivated by his engaging characters and their adventures, and I am […]

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Rhode Island International Film Festival for kids

Rhode Island International Film Festival for kids

[ 1 ] August 3, 2008 |

Now in its twelfth year, the Rhode Island International Film Festival, (RIIFF) will take place August 5-10, 2008. In its brief life span, the Festival has become a leading juried competition showcase for international independent filmmakers and their work. The Festival’s goal is to recognize achievement and innovation in a variety of filmmaking and storytelling […]

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Cool Movie + Treats = A Happy Day, In Any Weather

Cool Movie + Treats = A Happy Day, In Any Weather

[ 3 ] July 10, 2008 |

By Katy Killilea Here’s a case where the sum is much greater than its parts! Seeing WALL-E followed by a snack at the new McCafé in Seekonk was a simple yet deeply satisfying way to spend a recent bad ozone day. First, about WALL-E. If you liked Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, Al Gore’s An Inconvenient […]

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