Last week was the second event in the Speaking of Play series presented by the Providence Athenaeum, Providence Children’s Museum and Kidoinfo: a provocative conversation about the important benefits of recess. Panelists shared stories of their recess crusades and sparked an enthusiastic and passionate audience exchange about joining together as a community to stand up [...]
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Celebrate Earth Day 2013! Take to the Trails for a Week of Free Guided Walks at Wildlife Refuges Across Rhode Island
Explore those wild places around Rhode Island that are only accessible by foot! Audubon is offering a weeklong schedule (April 14 – 22, 2013) of FREE guided walks at wildlife refuges across the state and in nearby Massachusetts. There are programs to suit all ages, interests, and capabilities. It’s a fun, free celebration of planet Earth.
One of the ways my family enjoys the outdoors is to spend a day on a bike path. You don’t have to just ride one way and ride back. The bike paths connect us to many places to discover and beautiful sights to see. Rhode Island’s bike paths lead to parks, playgrounds, beaches, nature trails, downtown areas and carousels. The possibilities are many and the fun is mostly free.
By Janice O’Donnell, Executive Director, Providence Children’s Museum Research indicates that today’s children play outside less than any previous generation. Yet, studies also show that parents know that active outdoor free play is really good for kids. What’s the problem? There are a bunch of problems actually: busy families with highly structured schedules, the lure [...]
These tin can robot kits reminiscent of Mr.Potato allow kids to create (and re-create) robots from recycled parts and magnets. All the “body” parts can be stashed inside the tin can, wrapped with a how-to label—perfect for a DIY party craft or gift.
PAPER CAPERS Weekends in April | 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM Kidoinfo partners with Providence Children’s Museum to create this special series. Discover fun-filled paper folding activities! Where: Providence Children’s Museum – 100 South Street, Providence Cost: Free with museum admission. Ages: Recommended for ages 5 and up. Origami Saturday, April 6 & Sunday, April [...]
Sock Bunnies | hotcakes Sock bunnies made from toddler socks, dried beans and a rubber band! Tape-Covered Spring Vase | Better Homes & Gardens Cover a glass bottle with layers of thick and thin strips of colored tape. Easter Egg Garland | Craft Endeavor Wrap embroidery floss around a balloon using a paper maché technique. [...]