Family Matters: School Vacation Ideas & More

[ 1 ] April 8, 2011 |

Vacation’s coming! You ready? Now’s the time to plan with our list, plus more tips for fun with the kidos.

Kido Tip 1. Clean out winter, finally.

I think it may be safe to finally wash the winter gear and pack it away for next season. Matchless gloves and mittens are tossed into a bin for later crafty projects – these make awesome monsters by adding a bit of stuffing, goggly eyes, buttons and pipe cleaners Stitch the bottom closed to finish it off. Outgrown boots, hats and gloves can be donated now or stored in the attic awaiting donation next cold weather season to a local shelter or school.

Kido Tip 2. April School Vacation Plans

Public school vacation week is right around the corner. Rhode Island will be hopping with special events.  Unless your family’s planning a vacation to far away lands, we recommend mapping out some vacation week plans now to make sure you don’t miss out on anything. Check the Kidoinfo events calendar for details. Special events planned at the usual favorite family hot spots; Providence Children’s Museum, Roger williams Park Zoo, Audubon Society of Rhode Island and libraries all across Rhode Island.

Read more on GoLocalProv. Every week 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.

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Anisa Raoof

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Anisa Raoof is the publisher of She combines being a mom with her experience as an artist, designer, psych researcher and former co-director of the Providence Craft Show to create the go-to spot for families in Rhode Island and beyond. She loves using social media to connect parents with family-related businesses and services and promoting ways for parents to engage offline with their kids. Anisa believes in the power of working together and loves to find ways to collaborate with others. An online enthusiast, still likes to unplug often by reading books and magazines, drawing, learning to knit, making pop-up books with her two sons and listening to records with her husband.

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  1. If you want to travel with kids during your vacation, do not forget about travel safety problems. Learn possible travel places dangers and prepare for your trip on the base of this learning. Be prepared for any dangers and enjoy your travel!

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