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Family Matters: Kid-Friendly Halloween & More

Every week on GoLocalProv I share tips on how families can make the most of their family time – including helpful hints that make parenting easier and connecting you to great local happenings.

Pressed LeavesKido Tip 1. Collect and press leaves

Take a walk with your children in the woods, nearby park or around your neighborhood and collect colorful leaves of different shapes and sizes. Avoid ones that are moldy, brittle or curled. Best to pick ones from the ground unless you have permission to pick them off the trees. Press them flat by placing dry leaves between two sheets of newspaper. Place heavy books on top and allow to flatten and dry for at least 24 hours. Once pressed, kids can look up leaves in a book to identify what tree they fell from.

Kido Tip 2. Halloween fun for little kids without the gore

The 2010 Halloween Happenings for Little Kids is my list of some local events that are not about being scary and only eating candy but are all about the costumes, pumpkins, parades, friends, and fun activities. From now until Halloween you will find fun happenings at Roger William’s Park Zoo, Providence Children’s Museum, Audubon Society, local bookstores, parks, and neighborhood gatherings.

Kido Tip 3. Time for Flu Shots. Read more on Go Local Prov.

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