Friday, October 30, 2015

Member Family Ice Skating Discounts at Alex and Ani City Center

The Alex and Ani City Center ice skating rink in the heart of downtown Providence is offering special discounts to Rhode Island PBS members every Monday in December

As an added bonus, new and renewing members of the Rhode Island PBSKids Club will receive two passes good for free admission and skate rentals during, valid during the entire season, from November to March

Winter’s long but there’s much to do with Rhode Island PBS, the Alex and Ani City Center ice skating rink and you! 

To sign up or renew your Rhode Island PBS Kids Club membership please click here, or call us at 401-222-3636 x 204.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Odd-tober features new special from ODD SQUAD

This October is “Odd-tober” on PBS KIDS, with an all-new ODD SQUAD one-hour special and the return of Halloween-themed family favorites from various series. Related games, clips and full episodes will also be available on PBS KIDS digital platforms throughout the month.

On Friday, October 9, at 4 p.m, Rhode Island PBS presents “ODD SQUAD: Against the Odds,” an all-new one-hour special from PBS KIDS’ newest hit series. “Against the Odds” will include five 11-minute stories with Olive, Otto and the rest of the gang as they solve the community’s strange problems (descriptions follow). The special will repeat throughout the week of October 5 and will be available free on and thePBS KIDS Video App. ODD SQUAD, a live-action series from The Fred Rogers Company that premiered on PBS KIDS last year, is designed to help kids ages 5-8 build math, problem-solving and collaboration skills.

“Odd-tober” will continue on PBS KIDS throughout the week of October 25-31 with the return of family Halloween favorites, including the hit one-hour special “CURIOUS GEORGE: A Halloween Boo Fest” on Rhode Island PBS Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, October 26, 28, and 30

Favorite episodes from PBS KIDS series such as DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD, WILD KRATTS, PEG + CAT and DINOSAUR TRAIN will also air throughout the week. Families will be able to play Halloween games and stream the Halloween-themed episodes free on and the PBS KIDS Video App.

“ODD SQUAD: Against the Odds”
Five all-new 11-minute stories are packed into a super special hour: 

“Undercover Olive” (Parts 1 and 2): In this half-hour episode, Olive goes undercover in a high-stakes “Rock, Paper, Scissors” game.

“The Curious Case of Pirate-itis”: Otto and Oscar try to stop Olive from turning into a pirate.

“Not So Splash”: Olive and Otto must figure out why parts of the town are turning snowy and cold — in the middle of summer.

“By the Book”: Olive and Otto interrogate two suspects to figure out which one is innocent and which one is guilty.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Children's Museum Features Free Screening of The Land: Film and Talk

A Film and Conversation About Risk and Adventure Play
Thursday, October 22 | 6:30 - 8:00 PM

Rhode Island PBS and the RI PBS Kids Club are pleased to share the following information:

Providence Children’s Museum and Providence Children’s Film Festival present the Providence premiere of “The Land” – a 2015 documentary short film about the nature of play and risk – on Thursday, October 22 from 6:30 - 8:00 PM at Providence Children’s Museum (100 South Street in Providence).

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 empowered and understand their own capabilities and limits when they learn to manage risks on their own.  The film has attracted national attention after being featured in a number of recent articles including “The Overprotected Kid,” a provocative piece in The Atlantic by Hanna Rosin.

A lively conversation about the film, adventure play and the benefits of risk to kids’ physical and emotional development will follow the screening.  Discuss ways to foster healthy risk-taking in kids’ play, and how to provide kids with opportunities for adventure play with panelists Erin Davis, “The Land” filmmaker; Michele Meek, filmmaker and educator; and Janice O’Donnell, Providence PlayCorps director.

The screening and conversation are part of Providence Children’s Museum’s commitment to advocate for and raise awareness about the critical importance of self-directed play for children’s healthy growth and development.

The event is free and open to the public, but space is limited.  Please RSVP at

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