Category: organization

Cultivating Collections

Cultivating Collections

[ 0 ] May 1, 2015 |

By Robin Meisner, Director of Exhibits, Providence Children’s Museum Most visitors know Providence Children’s Museums as a collection of experiences in which children and families learn through play and active exploration. One of the defining features of our exhibits is that they are rich in discoveries and stimulating for the senses. We incorporate unusual and […]

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Digital journaling

Digital journaling

[ 0 ] April 28, 2014 |

Our family are now big fans of Shuttercal — a new way to journal — utilizing today’s technology to document everyday life though photos and text.

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Organizing Your Child’s Closet

Organizing Your Child’s Closet

[ 0 ] February 5, 2014 |

Children have a variety of clothing choices, from school clothes to play clothes, and it can easily stack up and overwhelm the closet space they have. Add to that the speed with which they grow, and it’s no surprise that you find yourself drowning in piles of clothing, unsure about what should be stowed away or kept.

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Summertime and the living is…

Summertime and the living is…

[ 0 ] June 17, 2013 |

By Bernadette Noll Of course the song says it’s easy. And in our hearts and minds we really want it to be, but in reality, easy can take some planning. When everyone’s in school for months on end, we can idealize the long summer days, the day trips, the stack of books we’ll read, and […]

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How to Have Your Own Bag System

How to Have Your Own Bag System

[ 1 ] May 7, 2013 |

Managing everyday life can be overwhelming at times. It’s a constant struggle keeping up with our own, let alone keeping track of our children’s lives as well. Every activity requires “stuff.”

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Back-to-School The Sensory Way

Back-to-School The Sensory Way

[ 0 ] August 26, 2012 |

Carolyn’s organization tips are useful for all families not just ones with sensory kids. And I take comfort in her statement, “I like to think of Back-to-School as a three month process instead of a one day event. ” – Anisa

Back-to-School is often a time of year that is filled with excitement and stress all mixed together. This is especially true for our rigid, anxious, and distracted kids. They will certainly find excitement and comfort in seeing old friends and getting back into a routine but may struggle with learning new schedules, managing academic expectations, and staying organized. Here are a few tips to help your sensory child (and your whole family!) get back-to-school in a more peaceful way:

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Back to School Tips on The Rhode Show

Back to School Tips on The Rhode Show

[ 0 ] August 26, 2012 |

I spent time at The Wheeler School on Friday, August 24, 2012 talking with Mary Larsen of The Rhode Show about getting ready for back to school. I find it helpful to have a checklist, shop early for deals, and make a family plan about daily and monthly expectations. Read more helpful tips and to watch The Rhode Show segment…

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PCL is the new home for the Statewide Reference Resource Center – AskRI.org

PCL is the new home for the Statewide Reference Resource Center – AskRI.org

[ 0 ] August 20, 2012 |

As of July 1, 2012 Providence Community Library became the new home of the Statewide Reference Resource Center (SRRC). The SRRC provides quality reference services, online databases and electronic resources to everyone in Rhode Island.

As host to the SRRC, PCL will provide technical support for statewide online electronic resources and AskRI.org (the portal to access those online electronic resources), marketing and publicity for AskRI and its resources, and education for library staff and the general public on the use of AskRI. PCL will also provide reference services to all Rhode Islanders and Rhode Island libraries. These reference services are available to the general public via email, chat, or phone every day but Sunday.

AskRI.org has a wealth of free, online education resources and services available. Just what’s so great about the AskRI.org resources?

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Simple Summer Strategies for “Sensory” Kids

Simple Summer Strategies for “Sensory” Kids

[ 5 ] June 12, 2012 |

I would like to welcome new contributing writer, Carolyn Dalgliesh, a professional organizer and “sensory” mom. She is the founder & owner of Systems for Sensory Kids, a leading-edge organizing model that teaches parents how to tap into systems, routines, and visual aids to organize and empower their rigid, anxious, and/or distracted children. Carolyn also does professional home and small business organizing through Simple Organizing Strategies. A native Rhode Islander, she lives in North Kingstown with her husband and two children. Although I long for a break from the school-year bustle, “sensoy” kids and others often benefit (and even thrive) on a bit of structure. I welcome Carolyn’s advice on how to “organize” our summer. – Anisa

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Parenting Simply:  Creating Space

Parenting Simply: Creating Space

[ 5 ] January 10, 2012 |

The start of a new year carries with it so many possibilities! I love the notion of a fresh start, or just creating a little more space in the New Year for things that are important to me and to my family.

In 2012, I want to create more space for connection to the people in my life—especially my children. I thought about the activities that we’ve enjoyed together this past year- painting, simple crafts, baking, playing games- and then I wondered “what would make it easier to connect in these ways?”

It always comes back to space.

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