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New Year’s Resolutions for the Family

New Year’s Resolutions for the Family

[ 0 ] December 30, 2014 |

As the flurry of the holidays comes to an end, our thoughts shift towards the welcoming of a new year and what it may have in store for us and our families. If you’ve ever tried to set and stick to self improvement goals on your own, you know that by February 1st, things start […]

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Unbranded!

Unbranded!

[ 0 ] December 22, 2014 |

By Janice O’Donnell, Executive Director, Providence Children’s Museum A recent Wall Street Journal article – “Children’s Museums Brand Exhibits with Corporate Sponsorships”– discussed the prevalence of commercial identities in museums, especially children’s museums, across the country. Visitors to children’s museums in many cities make pizza in a replica of a chain pizza parlor, shop in […]

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Winter Solstice Celebrations

Winter Solstice Celebrations

[ 1 ] December 20, 2014 |

The Winter Solstice beckons this coming Sunday, December 21st, marking the shortest day and longest night of the year. ‘Midwinter’ is a wonderful time to look deeply at small things, retune to natural cycles and to welcome light into your home and family. There is a reason it occurs close to other seasonal celebrations.  It is […]

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The Rhode Island Mini Maker Faire returns to AS220 FooFest on August 8th!

The Rhode Island Mini Maker Faire returns to AS220 FooFest on August 8th!
[ 0 ] July 16, 2015 |
The 7th annual Rhode Island Mini Maker Faire will be happening during Foo Fest on Saturday, August 8, 2015 from 1pm to 8pm! The Rhode… more

new parents

The Importance of Developmental Screenings for the Early Years

The Importance of Developmental Screenings for the Early Years
[ 0 ] December 10, 2014 |
What is Developmental Screening? The first five years of your child’s life are the most important years for physical, emotional, and… more

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Edible Rhody KIDS: ICE POPS (Summer 2015)

Edible Rhody KIDS: ICE POPS (Summer 2015)
[ 0 ] July 16, 2015 |
Welcome Summer! Edible Rhody KIDS is created in collaboration with Edible Rhody magazine. This seasons’ topic, “Ice Pops”, celebrates… more

tech

“Girls Who Code” Club at PCL Will Target Gender Gap in Computer Technology Careers

“Girls Who Code” Club at PCL Will Target Gender Gap in Computer Technology Careers
[ 0 ] January 14, 2015 |
State’s Only Public Club Will Offer Instruction in Coding, App Building, Game Design and More Providence Community Library (PCL) will… more

home work balance

Home Work: Diane Jennings

Home Work: Diane Jennings
[ 0 ] November 20, 2014 |
Join us today as we meet one of my favorite local Moms, Diane Jennings of Luca Boutique. Luca has quickly become my go to place for… more

things to do

AS220’s Foo Fest returns on August 8: Fun for the whole family!

AS220’s Foo Fest returns on August 8: Fun for the whole family!
[ 0 ] July 31, 2015 |
Foo Fest, AS220’s annual summertime block party bash, returns to Empire Street in downtown Providence on Saturday, August 8th, from… more

child development

What-a-majig? Rigamajig!

What-a-majig? Rigamajig!
[ 0 ] March 9, 2015 |
By Megan Fischer, Interim Director, Providence Children’s Museum This month at Providence Children’s Museum, invent creative… more
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