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Honoring Martin Luther King: Community Events for the Family

Honoring Martin Luther King: Community Events for the Family

[ 0 ] January 14, 2015 |

MLK Concert Saturday, January 18 at 630pm to 8pm Location: Fleet Library located in the Mandle Building, 15 Westminster Street, Providence. Join the celebration, feel the spirit, and embrace the joy! Join RISD as they kickoff their 2014 MLK Celebration Series on Saturday, January 18 at 630pm to 8pm. The event includes music from the […]

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Learning from the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Learning from the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

[ 1 ] January 14, 2015 |

By Cathy Saunders, Director of Education, Providence Children’s Museum I started school in the early 70s, a white child in a Boston suburban school that had integrated busing. I wondered what it would be like to have an hour-long bus ride to school, but I gave no thought to why other students traveled so far […]

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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 kind, collect some nature bits, pop in tub and fill with water (which could also include food coloring if you wish).  You can also include some string or yarn to be used […]

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crafts

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… 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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