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Scouts as Stewards

Scouts as Stewards

[ 0 ] February 10, 2015 |

By Samantha Polon, Learning Programs Developer, Providence Children’s Museum Scouting is often a springboard for youth to learn how to be stewards of their communities. Learning about teamwork, problem solving and even meeting workers from fireman to teachers to find out about their professions are all common and enriching activities Scouts participate in. But what […]

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Love is in the Air!

Love is in the Air!

[ 0 ] February 8, 2015 |

Since our local elementary school has tightened food rules to restrict giving candy etc, we have been trying to think up some easy ideas for non-food Valentines gifts for my daughter’s first grade class.  Here follows some multi-age, inexpensive ideas to fit the bill. * Fabric Hearts (image shown above). Can be made out of […]

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GOT OVERDUE BOOKS? LIBRARIANS DON’T BITE . . .

GOT OVERDUE BOOKS? LIBRARIANS DON’T BITE . . .

[ 0 ] February 6, 2015 |

Bring ‘Em Back Week! Providence Community Library February 17-21, 2015 Bring a can of food Your fines will be forgiven Just for one week. Bring back your overdue library materials plus a canned food item to pay for your library fines! Recommended: one can of food = $20 in library fines* All food will go […]

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crafts

Winter Fun: Make an Icy Suncatcher

Winter Fun: Make an Icy Suncatcher
[ 0 ] January 7, 2015 |
As the temperatures drop, try your hand at making some nature-inspired sun catchers to decorate your windows.  Using a tub, box of any… 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

food

Snow more: Cabin fever suggestions for you and your littles

Snow more: Cabin fever suggestions for you and your littles
[ 1 ] February 19, 2015 |
As the parent of two active children, we are, like many of you, finding this winter a long event. My kids are 6.5 and 18 months old and so… 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

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

child development

Teaching children to manage boredom will serve as life skill

Teaching children to manage boredom will serve as life skill
[ 0 ] July 14, 2014 |
There are plenty of ways to teach kids to conquer boredom but first we need to provide an opportunity for them to get bored. Many of… more
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