Play & Risk: How Safe is Too Safe?
Tuesday, May 7 | 7:00 - 8:30 PM
at the Providence Athenaeum
The Museum, the Providence Athenaeum and Kidoinfo present the final conversation in Speaking of Play, a series about the importance of play for children's healthy development. Acceptable risk is beneficial to kids’ physical and emotional development, so when did it become a 4-letter word? Taking risks helps children learn about their own capabilities and limits while increasing their comfort with making mistakes and taking on challenges. Discuss ways to foster healthy risk-taking in kids’ play with panelists Dr. William Hollinshead, pediatrician; Wendy Nilsson, director, Partnership for Providence Parks; and Sarah O'Brien, LICSW, play therapist. Conversation moderated by Museum director Janice O’Donnell.
RSVPs are welcome to Lindsay Shaw or (401) 421-6970 ext. 17. Click here to download a flyer for the series.
Pop-Up PLAY Day!
Saturday, May 11 | 12:00 - 5:00 PM
at India Point Park in Providence
|Credit Pop-Up Adventure Play|
Pop-Up PLAY Day is planned by the Partnership for Providence Parks in collaboration with Pop-Up Adventure Play, Providence Children’s Museum, the City of Providence (Department of Parks and Recreation, Department of Art, Culture + Tourism, Healthy Communities Office and Office of Sustainability) Mental Health Association of Rhode Island, Friends of India Point Park and other partners.
The second annual Playful Providence is a 5-month citywide celebration of play commemorating Providence's status as a Playful City, a recognition that honors cities and towns that make play a priority.