Category: play

School Vacation Week – Fun activities!

School Vacation Week – Fun activities!

[ 0 ] April 16, 2014 |

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 […]

read full story

The Value of Playing with REAL Stuff

The Value of Playing with REAL Stuff

[ 0 ] April 15, 2014 |

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 […]

read full story

Home-Grown Fun

Home-Grown Fun

[ 0 ] March 18, 2014 |

Look around your house for things that can be turned into intriguing indoor activities for the last dreary weeks of winter.

read full story

Cabin fever…with babies!

Cabin fever…with babies!

[ 0 ] March 3, 2014 |

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 […]

read full story

Celebrating Engineers Week

Celebrating Engineers Week

[ 0 ] February 10, 2014 |

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, […]

read full story

Play for All Ages

Play for All Ages

[ 0 ] November 13, 2013 |

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 […]

read full story

Cardboard Challenge!

Cardboard Challenge!

[ 0 ] September 30, 2013 |

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 […]

read full story

Playful Providence Weekend: A Citywide Celebration of Play, September 20-22, 2013

Playful Providence Weekend: A Citywide Celebration of Play, September 20-22, 2013

[ 0 ] September 15, 2013 |

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 […]

read full story

When Work is Child’s Play

When Work is Child’s Play

[ 0 ] September 12, 2013 |

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.

read full story

Urban Ingenuity: How to build a climbing wall on cinder block

Urban Ingenuity: How to build a climbing wall on cinder block

[ 0 ] August 28, 2013 |

Local Providence dad made a rock climbing wall on the side of his cinderblock garage.

read full story