Children’s Museum Hosts Community Conversations About Play
PROVIDENCE, RI –
Providence Children’s Museum is hosting two community conversations
this fall to unite individuals and organizations from across the state
to discuss the issues affecting children’s opportunities for
unstructured, self-directed play. The conversations will be held
at Providence Children’s Museum
(100 South Street in Providence) and are free and open to the public.
Making Places for Play
Thursday, November 5
7:00 - 8:30 PM
Join a discussion about how to build community, engage families and inspire child-directed play through placemaking. Hear from local people who have strengthened their communities by creating playgrounds, parks and gardens – including representatives from Brown Street Park in Providence, the Children’s Garden Network, Learning Community Charter School in Central Falls, and Ponaganset Middle School in North Scituate – and share your ideas.
Wednesday, December 2
7:00 - 8:30 PM
By fostering strong communities, together we can give children more freedom to play. Hear from individuals who have built and sustained community in their neighborhoods and beyond – by organizing a neighborhood block party in Barrington, community events and gardens through Southside Community Land Trust in Providence, and monthly hikes with Rhode Island Families in Nature – and share your thoughts and strategies.
The conversations were inspired by topics on the Museum’s new discussion listserv, “PlayWatch: Connecting the Community to Promote Children’s Play,” and will be moderated by Museum director Janice O’Donnell.