Friday, September 21, 2012

‘Where Do the Children Play?’ October Screenings

Providence Children's Museum is partnering to present two free public screenings of "Where Do the Children Play?" in October. This provocative documentary examines an issue of growing concern among pediatricians, mental health experts, educators and environmentalists: more and more children are growing up with limited time and opportunities for unstructured play, especially outdoors. An audience discussion will follow each screening, led by Museum director Janice O'Donnell and other panelists. The film will be shown:

Wednesday, October 3 • 6:30 - 8:30 PM 
251 Benefit Street • Providence, RI 02903
Space is limited. RSVP to Lindsay Shaw at or (401) 421-6970 ext. 17. 

Other panelists include Linda Atamian, co-founder of The Mariposa Center; Dr. Jane Dennison, pediatrician; and Julia Steiny, education columnist and director of the Youth Restoration Project. Presented by the Providence Athenaeum, Providence Children's Museum and the Partnership for Providence Parks.

Thursday, October 116:30 - 8:30 PM 
175 Main Street • Pawtucket, RI 02860
Space is limited. RSVP to Jane Blanchette at or (401) 729-6293. 

Other panelists include John Blais, Pawtucket Parks and Recreation director; Dr. Elizabeth Lange, pediatrician and former RI American Academy of Pediatrics chapter president; and Cindy Larson, LISC senior program officer. Presented by Pawtucket Child Opportunity Zone (COZ), Pawtucket Citizens Development Corporation, Pawtucket Parks and Recreation Department, and Providence Children’s Museum.

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Also join the conversation about the importance of play on the Museum's community discussion listserv, "PlayWatch: Connecting the Community to Promote Children's Play."  To read the PlayWatch archives or to join the list, visit

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