Movie review by Flack of FlickFlackMovieTalk.com, where two 12 year-old brothers like to talk about film. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 2 1/2 Stars With his latest film, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Peter Jackson puts on full display the best and worst of his own filmmaking styles. The film is pretentious, noisy, […]
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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? […]
As the flurry of December days rush by at a terrific pace, you may be like our family and still have many gifts still to buy. You see shopping is not one of our favorite sports and neither is spending stacks of money. Thinking up a frugal and exciting alternative to socks while possessing minimal […]
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, the satisfyingly exhilarating follow-up to The Hunger Games, is easily one of the most entertaining sequels to come out of Hollywood in a long time, thanks to Jennifer Lawrence’s riveting lead performance and director Francis Lawrence’s phenomenal adaptation of Suzanne Collin’s bestselling book.
Go it alone, or join RI Families in Nature on Saturday, December 7th, as we explore this area together. Maxwell Mays, a folk artist best known for his paintings of historic Rhode Island, was also an environmental conservationist and philanthropist. He donated 295 acres of land to Audubon as part of his life estate and, […]
By Mychal Gendron Is musical ability something that all children are born with? Is talent in music something that is inherited – “in the genes” – or is it something that can be developed and nurtured in a loving, supportive home? Dr. Shinichi Suzuki believed that all children have a talent for music, and that […]
Go it alone, or join RI Families in Nature on Saturday, November 16, as we explore this area together. The Nature Conservancy’s Carter Preserve boasts more than 5 miles of well-marked hiking trails through rare pitch pine and scrub oak forests and a 35 acre grassland. As one of the largest protected areas in RI, […]
By Robin Meisner, Director of Exhibits, Providence Children’s Museum At the beginning of a visit to Providence Children’s Museum, many adults ask, “What is there to do here?” Or more specifically, “What is there for my toddler (or my 6 year old or my 10 year old) to do here?” Typically, kids don’t wait for […]
Here are a few fun Thanksgiving crafts to do with your little ones.
My boys to put together this list of Halloween themed-movies a couple of years ago selecting films beyond the obvious classics; Halloween Films for Kids: From the not-so-spooky to the all-out-creepy! Not all of their picks are about Halloween but chosen because they are either scary, have a scene with Halloween within, or have a […]