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Ways to Support the Sandy Hook Elementary School Community

Ways to Support the Sandy Hook Elementary School Community

[ 2 ] January 1, 2013 |

To welcome the children of Sandy Hook Elementary into their new schools, kids everywhere are sending paper snowflakes! Mail your creations by January 12, 2013 to: Connecticut PTSA, 60 Connolly Parkway, Building 12, Suite 103, Hamden, CT 06514.

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Kidoinfo: 12 Things To Do With Kids During Winter Vacation

Kidoinfo: 12 Things To Do With Kids During Winter Vacation

[ 0 ] December 21, 2012 |

Looking for something to do with your kids during this holiday vacation? Here’s the Kidoinfo Top 12 List of things to do – many are Free and Cheap. Check the Kidoinfo calendar and blog for even more ideas.

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Movie Review: Lincoln directed by Steven Spielberg

Movie Review: Lincoln directed by Steven Spielberg

[ 0 ] December 20, 2012 |

The film, Lincoln, stars Daniel Day Lewis portraying one of the most important presidents of the United States. Perfectly timed with my sons’ study of the American Civil War, directed by Steven Spielberg, one of their favorite directors, made for a fine family movie adventure. Read what young Flack thinks about the movie. – Anisa

Lincoln tells the inspiring true story of Abraham Lincoln and his attempt to persuade the House of Representatives to vote for the 13th Amendment. In doing so slavery will be abolished. If Lincoln loses the vote he will have to wait until the war is over. And if the Union wins and the South rejoins the US, the South will surely vote against the Amendment. You probably already know how the vote turns out but you don’t know how Lincoln, Secretary of State William Seward, and others try to persuade Democrats to help pass the Amendment. The time is mid 1860′s and the Civil War is almost over.

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Dive into a summer full of adventures! Summer Reading Program 2014

Dive into a summer full of adventures! Summer Reading Program 2014
[ 0 ] June 12, 2014 |
Kids of all ages are invited to their local public library this summer to discover new books and presentations by summer reading program… more

crafts

School Vacation Week – Fun activities!

School Vacation Week – Fun activities!
[ 0 ] April 16, 2014 |
Happy Spring! April Vacation Week is already here.  Here are a few easy activities for you and your school vacationing clan to check out.… more

food

City of Providence Launches 2014 Free Summer Lunch Program

City of Providence Launches 2014 Free Summer Lunch Program
[ 0 ] July 10, 2014 |
he Department of Parks + Recreation serves free nutritious meals to all kids and teens, ages 18 and under, through the summer meals program… more

home work balance

Home Work: Jeanine Silversmith

Home Work: Jeanine Silversmith
[ 0 ] May 20, 2014 |
Today we invite you to pop on your hiking boots and load up your backpack as we introduce a wonderful local Mama. … more

things to do

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

child development

The Value of Playing with REAL Stuff

The Value of Playing with REAL Stuff
[ 0 ] April 15, 2014 |
By Cathy Saunders, Director of Education, Providence Children’s Museum Children in the U.S., for the most part, are not growing up in a… more
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