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2009 February School Vacation Week

dm_keithmunslowThere are lots of great events happening in the Rhode Island area during School Vacation Week (Feb. 14 – Feb. 22). Parents of young children, who may not be in the school vacation rhythm yet, should be aware that many of their favorite hotspots will be busier than usual because of the special events planned for kids. Plan accordingly.

The events calendar is bursting with lots of fun things for you and your kidos to do this week. If you are already signed up for email and usually receive the Kidoinfo Weekend Picks, check your inbox Thursday for this weeks’ special edition – the 2009 February School Vacation Guide. Not signed up? Click here to receive your guide by email.owl-audubon

If you are not heading out of town for vacation, you may need a break or some fresh ideas for entertaining your children.  Arrange playdate swaps with your friends. Plan a local adventure; Take your kids somehwere they’ve never been before. It can be big or small, far away or around the corner  – visit a new library, museum, park  or bookstore.

Photo Credits:
Top: Keith Munslow at Providence Children’s Museum on Tuesday, February 17, 2009 (Shows at 1:00 & 2:00 pm) . Bottom: Learn about raptors with Audubon during school vacation week – those that lived 100 million years ago – as well as those that inhabit Rhode Island today. Audubon Environmental Education Center, Bristol, RI; February 19, 2009.  Photo credit Jessica Weinberg.

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  • We love the Harvard Museum of Natural History. Don’t forget your AAA discount. Cupcakes at Sweet on Mass. Ave after and call it a great day. I have 3-5-7 year olds who all loved it.

  • My A-List recommendation: Plan to visit at least one new venue (library, museum, nature center, etc.) over vacation break. It can be a daytrip or mini morning excursion — either way it will feel like an adventure for your kids. Even if you spend the rest of the vacation doing your usual routine.

    I agree lots to choose from – if you are super organized make each day a theme, nature, music, theater, sports, etc. and find activities or places that suit the theme of the day.

    And please tell us about the places you visit. Use the new resource directory to share your reviews and rate the venues!

  • The 200th Birthday Party for Darwin at Hope Artiste Village on Sunday (the 15th) sounds like unique fun–you have to be “invited” and RSVP to go though. (Invite information though charliesplayhouse.com)

    I’d love an A-list for the February Vacation Week–it’s really hard to choose.