Going to the Movies…2013 TIFF Kids International Film Festival

[ 1 ] April 13, 2013 |

Just wanted to let you know that Kidoinfo will be taking a break from posting this week. We are taking a road trip back to Toronto to attend the 2013 TIFF Kids International Film Festival. More than just a day at the movies, TIFF Kids offers a diverse slate of films from Canada and around the world — films that take children and parents out of the everyday, and use the power of film to foster thought and encourage discussion about the complex and challenging issues facing young people today, and have lots of fun doing it. This is right up this film family’s alley.

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Ernest & Celestine (France)

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Part vacation (fueling our family’s film passion) and part work as we will be interviewing people in the industry and previewing films for the 2014 Providence Children’s Film Festival (PCFF). We look forward to watching independent live-action, animated, claymation, documentary, short and full feature films from around the globe leaving time to discuss the films and tour the city. Can’t wait to share what we find with all of you and the PCFF.

Lion at the Toronto Zoo

I also heard there is a fabulous zoo (we’re looking for lions) and a shoe museum. Something for everyone in the family outside of the movie theater!

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While I’m away from Kidoinfo, check the events calendar for things to do and check the Kidoinfo archives full of crafty ideas, recipes, book reviews, fun activities and more!

Here’s a list of 10 things to do to kick start the week. Enjoy!

  1. Play at the park! Visit one or all of our favorite green spaces in Providence.
  2. Be superhero. Join an Earth Day clean up!
  3. Learn about honeybees.
  4. Start a garden with your kids.
  5. Plan a bike ride adventure.
  6. Join the Party for the Planet at Roger Williams Park Zoo—a week-long green extravaganza.
  7. More DIY recycled fun: Design your own tin can robots.
  8. Make art at the RISD Museum: a week full of creative a activities.
  9. Turn your toys into art play: Make a 3-dimensional eye-spy game.
  10. Head to the beach to find shells, skip stones or fly a kite.

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Category: high school age, kids, local ri area, movies + media, places to go, preschool, teens (13 +), travel with kids, tweens


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Anisa Raoof is the publisher of Kidoinfo.com. She combines being a mom with her experience as an artist, designer, psych researcher and former co-director of the Providence Craft Show to create the go-to spot for families in Rhode Island and beyond. She loves using social media to connect parents with family-related businesses and services and promoting ways for parents to engage offline with their kids.Anisa believes in the power of working together and loves to find ways to collaborate with others. An online enthusiast, still likes to unplug often by reading books and magazines, drawing, learning to knit, making pop-up books with her two sons and listening to records with her husband.

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