Playful Providence http://ripr.org en 'Playful Providence' Encourages Kids to Get Outside and Play http://ripr.org/post/playful-providence-encourages-kids-get-outside-and-play <p>Providence kicks off a 5-month celebration of children’s play Saturday with a pop up play day at India Point Park. The Providence Children’s Museum will be on hand with all kinds of different material, so kids can build forts, play games and get creative. Museum Director Janice O’Donnell says this type of free playtime is important for cognitive and social development.</p><p>"We know that children need to play, and we know that children’s time and space for free, self-directed kid-powered play has been declining, and it is certainly a goal of the children’s museum to bring back play."</p> Fri, 10 May 2013 13:06:00 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 14993 at http://ripr.org