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Tuesday, March 05, 2013

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Play and Learn: Around the Town

10:00 AM - Noon

Play and Learn is the Museum’s open-ended story-based program especially for 2 to 4-year-olds and their parents, designed to help preschoolers build their skills in a variety of areas and to help parents continue the learning at home. This week, preschoolers practice spatial skills and learn directional phrases as they steer small cars over bridges and through tunnels.

Speaking of Play Conversation: Leave No Child Inside

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Providence Children’s Museum and the Providence Athenaeum present a series of conversations about the importance of self-directed play for children’s healthy development. LEAVE NO CHILD INSIDE: Today’s children play outside less than any previous generation, yet free outdoor play connects kids to the natural world and builds their imaginations, resiliency and confidence. Join a discussion about what’s keeping them inside and what we can do to get them out!

Panelists:

• Chris Hitchener, “Our Big Backyard” Program Manager, Roger Williams Park Zoo
• Paul Pieri, Middle School Farm Program Director, The Wheeler School
• Jeanine Silversmith, Founder and Director, RI Families in Nature
• Moderated by Janice O'Donnell, Executive Director, Providence Children’s Museum

Conversations will be held AT THE ATHENAEUM (251 Benefit Street in Providence) and are free and open to the public.

Upcoming events:
• April 2: WHAT HAPPENED TO RECESS?
• May 7: PLAY & RISK: HOW SAFE IS TOO SAFE?

RSVPs are welcome to Lindsay Shaw, lshaw@provath.org or (401) 421-6970 ext. 17.