Children’s Film Festival Starts

The 2017 Providence Children’s Film Festival kicks off Friday with an Opening Night Party at the RISD Museum’s Metcalf Auditorium. This ticketed event will begin at 5:30pm with treats and beverages. Following the reception, guests will enjoy a 30-minute screening of Short ‘n Sweet Shorts, international PCFF-curated short films for children of all ages. At […]

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‘Water Ways’ Exhibit At Children’s Museum

Who doesn’t love playing with, and staring at, water. Of course you have to get the kids out of the way first. The Water Ways exhibit at the Providence Children’s Museum has a new look. Providence Children’s Museum’s popular Water Ways exhibit reopened with a whole new look and torrents of fun-filled, imaginative new water

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Chaos On The Border — Who Benefits

The images of children crossing into this country through the Mexican border are heartbreaking and the latest tragedy traceable to America’s futile war on drugs. The numbers astonish. According to The New York Times More than 52,000 minors traveling without their parents have been caught crossing the southwest border illegally since October, including 9,000 in

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Books On The Square 20th Anniversary Celebration

Hooray for independent bookstores. Books on the Square is celebrating 20 years in business, and given the economic pressures of the past few decades that’s really saying something. They must be doing something right. Here’s what’s on tap for the anniversary celebration. First, 20% off everything in the store Saturday and Sunday (June 16 and

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“Why No Rhino?” New MAPS Play Starts Friday

The first-time playwrights of The Manton Avenue Project’s playmaking program have been very busy learning the basics of play-writing and also about endangered species, extinction, habitat destruction and missing links in the food chain.  Join MAP’s youngest playwrights as they show off their new skills and knowledge in “Why No Rhino? — the endangered species

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Providence Children’s Film Festival

(Now through February 21st) The Providence Children’s Film Festival was founded in 2009 to bring children’s films, animation, and documentaries to New England, and to present them as shared theatrical experiences for the community. Programming includes live action, animation and documentaries, shorts and features, and films made by RI youth, including the films made in

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Should Children Be Allowed To Play?

[youtube]6eGWuP6aLbI[/youtube] Find out tonight at the Children’s Museum, Join a discussion about the importance of children’s unstructured, self-directed play and the benefits of risk-taking to their healthy physical and emotional development.  Having opportunities to take risks helps children learn about their own capabilities and limits.  Risk-taking can decrease their fear of making mistakes and increase

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SCLT 21st Annual City Fest Tuesday

This is the 21st year for the Southside Community Land Trust Children’s Garden program. Every week summer youth programs and schools bring in groups of 15-30 students to be immersed in an enriching garden curriculum. These groups are given a special plot of land at City Farm and are taught lessons by the Children’s Garden

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“You Can Yell Outside”

So says Bridget in the new publication, Places to Play in Providence: A Guide to the City by Our Youngest Citizens, from Ready To Learn Providence, To welcome the more than 2,500 early-care educators arriving in Providence this weekend for the Professional Development Institute of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the

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Documentary & Discussion — Where Do The Children Play

A reminder that tonight the Providence Children’s Museum presents this documentary at Temple Beth-El, followed by a panel discussion. The provocative documentary film examines an issue of growing concern among pediatricians, mental health experts, educators and environmentalists: more and more children are growing up today with few opportunities for unstructured play, especially outdoors.  An audience

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