Boston Baby Wearing leaders invite visitors to PlaySpace to try different child wearing gear and methods. Adults and toddlers can learn about baby wearing in other cultures with dolls and objects from Museum Collections that illustrate people carrying babies. >>
Enjoy Hispanic art, music and dance. Create Papel Picado, learn about latinoamerican toys, view Spanish Cultural Items from the Museum collections, explore Hispanic Flags, and learn about famous artists and scientists from Latinoamerica. Free with admission.
Oct. 4 - 1pm, Latin American Storytelling
Oct. 11 - 11am, Sing a Long in Spanish and English with Mariana Iranzi; 1pm, Latin American >>
The bounty of the fall harvest season will be celebrated at this two-day event! Special activities will include a pop-up farmer’s market featuring local produce; goats, chickens, and rabbits raised by local 4-H clubs; seasonal craft activities; apple tastings; and old-fashioned games. We’re even bringing the switchel back!
Free with museum admission. >>
Popular performer Thawn Sherente Harris shares his Narragansett culture through traditional stories and songs, plays the cedar flute and hand drum, and invites families to join him in a customary Native American social dance. Performances at 2 and 3pm; recommended for ages 4 and up. Free with admission, >>
Learn about germs and hygiene and how your body’s immune system works. Play games that promote healthy habits like hand-washing and sneezing into sleeves. See magnified pictures of germs and make your own germ art. Free with museum admission. >>
Celebrate all things great and small from the world of Alice in Wonderland to alternate universes and Tiny Houses. Take a photo in our larger-than-life photo booth or add your own unique illustration to the story of Alice in Wonderland. Inspired by PEM’s newest Art & Nature Center exhibition, Nature of Scale. $10; Salem residents, free. >>
In partnership with Dribble, the international graphic design community, delve into the creative world of type, fonts and lettering. Form human letters, learn chalkboard and hand-lettering techniques, experiment with creating your own font and get an inside scoop on graphic design with PEM’s Creative Services team. $10; Salem residents, free. >>
Join a midwinter feast celebrating light in the darkest part of the year. Sample ancient festive beverages, search out art from many cultures featuring light and fire and drive out the darkness with music and dance. $10; Salem residents, free. >>
Providence Children’s Museum and Providence Children’s Film Festival proudly partner to present the Providence premiere of “The Land” – a 2015 documentary short film about the nature of play and risk.
The film is set in The Land, a Welsh adventure playground where children climb trees, light fires and use hammers and nails. It’s a playspace rooted in the belief that kids are >>
I'm glad to see some reporting on the biological effects on individuals especially students in school. There is substantial evidence of serious harm from radiation emanating from routers and other devices; business appears only interested in marketing these devices for schools but has been negligent as far as safety or even educational value.
Currently, there is a ballot initiative (current petition 15-33) to create an expert commission to evaluate and address health and safety risks--this needs support to move forward (see www.meetup.com/healove). The site had additional materials available to help address the issue.
Thank you, Mr. Spero and Ms. Rees for this article! Ashland Public Schools has adopted Best Practices for Mobile Devices to start putting distance between students/staff and the devices/routers/access points in our schools. Senator Karen Spilka has introduced MA S.1222: An Act creating a special commission to study the health impacts of electromagnetic fields. While it may take a while for an outcome from the State, there is much you can do to keep your loved ones safe right now as Ms. Rees explains. I have taken those precautions myself in our home to limit radiation exposure. Those wishing to know more are welcome to look at the in-depth research I've gathered: https://sites.google.com/site/understandingemfs/home. Thank you!