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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
By Providence Children’s Museum This weekend, Providence Children’s Museum invites kids and families to design and build original creations using cardboard, recycled materials and their imaginations. They’ll collaborate to invent and construct games, gadgets, robots, rocket ships and much more! The event is part of the Global Cardboard Challenge, the second annual worldwide celebration of […]
FREE Playful Providence events are happening at parks and recreation venues across the city. Kidoinfo is proud to help sponsor this amazing playful celebration again this year. Click here to download schedule. For the second consecutive year, The City of Providence has been named a “Playful City.” This designation from KaBOOM!, a national non-profit dedicated […]
Playworkers understand that all children need to play, that play is an innate impulse and is critical for healthy development. They provide open-ended environments and loose parts – elements that encourage children to choose their own play activities and narratives – and see risk taking as a positive and necessary part of kids’ play.
Local Providence dad made a rock climbing wall on the side of his cinderblock garage.