Category: play

Looking forward to The Sandbox Summit!

Looking forward to The Sandbox Summit!

[ 2 ] May 17, 2010 |

I am taking a couple of days off to attend The Sandbox Summit in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Kids still play dress-up and build with Legos but many also play interactive games and use computers. The non-profit Sandbox Summit looks at how play is changing media and media is changing play, exploring how children today move seamlessly […]

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Playground Hopping

Playground Hopping

[ 6 ] May 12, 2010 |

By Elyse Major I always enjoy when very ordinary things are elevated with fancy or catchy names. For example, I still chuckle remembering how the caterer for my wedding included cucumber rounds topped with a salmon mousse among his lowest cost hors d’oeuvres menu offerings. Of course, the rounds were simply cucumber slices. Brilliant! On […]

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Growing New Opportunities for Outdoor Play

Growing New Opportunities for Outdoor Play

[ 3 ] May 10, 2010 |

By Janice O’Donnell, Executive Director, Providence Children’s Museum Providence Children’s Museum’s garden is closed for construction until June 11. Visit the Museum’s website and blog for behind-the-scenes stories and photos of the design and installation of The Climber and Underland. “Go outside!”  I can remember the exasperation in Mother’s voice and picture her flapping her […]

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Kidoinfo is going to the beach and more!

Kidoinfo is going to the beach and more!

[ 5 ] August 8, 2009 |

Kidoinfo is taking a vacation from blogging and posting articles this week (gasp!) while I spend some time offline with my family enjoying summer; at the beach, playing at the park, riding our bikes, eating grilled sea food and searching for the best ice cream! So while I’m gone, enjoy this list I’ve compiled from […]

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The importance of play for children: Join the conversation

The importance of play for children: Join the conversation

[ 0 ] August 3, 2009 |

Children these days  are scheduled with so many structured activities and often plugged into electronics daily—joined with a parent’s concern for their child’s safety—children seem to have very little free play time left outside (or in) to wander at their own pace and make discoveries without the help or guidance of an adult. The importance […]

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DIY: Make a puppet theater from a cardboard box

DIY: Make a puppet theater from a cardboard box

[ 7 ] February 19, 2009 |

I used a refrigerator box from Atomic Appliance in Providence to make our puppet theater. Supplies: cardboard box straight edge / ruler pencil / markers utility knife paint Optional: Make curtains. Hang from dowel or wire or velcro onto box Make show sign. Attach a small chalkboard to front of theater or make your own […]

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