Category: play

The Power of Problem Solving

The Power of Problem Solving

[ 0 ] August 30, 2015 |

How do you know when your child is exercising problem-solving skills? There are times that seem obvious – she completes a complicated puzzle or negotiates taking turns with a friend. But sometimes it can be easy to miss moments where a child is building his problem-solving tool kit.

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Providence PlayCorps Closing Celebrations

Providence PlayCorps Closing Celebrations

[ 0 ] August 17, 2015 |

Monday, August 17 – Friday, August 21 11 AM – 2 PM Providence PlayCorps – a summer initiative to activate the city’s parks with free play and creative exploration in conjunction with the free federal summer meals program – celebrates its final week of the season with imaginative activities daily from Monday, August 17 to […]

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DIY Summer Fun: Make Your Sundial

DIY Summer Fun: Make Your Sundial

[ 0 ] August 14, 2015 |

Summer sunshine is in full force right now. We made this very simple yet effective sundial by placing a pencil in a ball of clay. Every hour, we marked the hour with a stone. This sundial goes from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. We also enjoyed reading ‘How Do You Know What Time It Is?’ […]

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Play at the Park with Providence Children’s Museum!

Play at the Park with Providence Children’s Museum!

[ 0 ] July 6, 2015 |

By Megan Fischer, Interim Executive Director, Providence Children’s Museum For a fourth summer, Providence Children’s Museum is bringing playful hands-on activities to neighborhood parks across Providence, building on its efforts to advocate for and raise awareness of the critical importance of children’s play, and its commitment to provide play opportunities throughout the community. The Museum […]

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Ricky Katowicz returns to create The Great Green Room! 2015 Artist in the Park

Ricky Katowicz returns to create The Great Green Room! 2015 Artist in the Park

[ 0 ] June 26, 2015 |

Most know Margaret Wise Brown as author of the preeminent book about going to sleep, Goodnight Moon.  There are, however, many other reasons to celebrate Margaret Wise Brown or ‘Brownie,’ as her friends and family referred to her…  Early on, she worked as a teacher in the Bank Street School where she learned to play […]

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Family Fun on the Plaza! 2015 Kidoinfo Play in the Park and Storytime + Art in the Park: The Great Green Room!

Family Fun on the Plaza! 2015 Kidoinfo Play in the Park and Storytime + Art in the Park: The Great Green Room!

[ 0 ] June 18, 2015 |

Kidoinfo + Greater Kennedy Plaza present: Summer Family Fun on the Plaza in Burnside Park Tuesdays and Thursdays (July and August). FREE. All Ages. Now in its 6th year, Kidoinfo has partnered with Jen Smith of the Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy to create FREE weekly summer events, both fun and enriching, that attracts hundreds of […]

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2015 Pop-Up PLAY Day!

2015 Pop-Up PLAY Day!

[ 0 ] June 15, 2015 |

Saturday, June 20 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Roger Williams Park Providence’s third annual Pop-Up Play Day takes place at Roger Williams Park (between the carousel and boathouse) on Saturday, June 20, presented by the Partnership for Providence Parks, Providence Children’s Museum, the City of Providence, East Side/Mt. Hope YMCA and other partners. […]

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When is work actually play? Job opportunities this summer in Providence

When is work actually play? Job opportunities this summer in Providence

[ 0 ] May 13, 2015 |

Summer PlayCorps Oppurtinities PlayCorpsThe Partnership for Providence Parks is teaming up with the City of Providence’s Department of Parks + Recreation and Healthy Communities Office and Providence Children’s Museum for a second exciting summer of play in Providence parks. The Partnership is seeking energetic summer PlayCorps Leaders and Interns to facilitate and support creative and […]

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Kidoinfo fun: Electricity Exploration at the Children’s Museum

Kidoinfo fun: Electricity Exploration at the Children’s Museum

[ 0 ] May 11, 2015 |

We are partnering with Providence Children’s Museum—one of our favorite go-to spots for play and discovery—this weekend, to provide kids an opportunity to explore electricity. Kids can make simple circuits, test conductors and use citrus to create electricity. How cool is that!? The Details: Electricity Exploration Saturday, May 16 & Sunday, May 17 from  11:00 […]

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10 Things to do during Spring Vacation Week

10 Things to do during Spring Vacation Week

[ 0 ] April 16, 2015 |

Looking for some fun and interesting things to do during the upcoming vacation week? Check out the following ideas: From furry animals, seals and bluebells to mud, masks and tree canopy walks – there is plenty to do in our local area to keep even the busiest of littles happy. 1. Explore the bluebell woods […]

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