Where Do the Children Play

Where Do the Children Play?
Tuesday, May 18
7:00 - 9:00 PM

Providence Children's Museum and Explore Cranston present a free public screening of "Where Do the Children Play?" This thought-provoking documentary examines an issue of growing concern among pediatricians, mental health experts, educators and environmentalists: more and more children are growing up with few opportunities for unstructured play, especially outdoors.

Following the screening, a panel including Chris Hitchener, Roger Williams Park Zoo early childhood coordinator and Zoo Camp on the Move director; Janice O'Donnell, Providence Children's Museum executive director; Steven Stycos, member of Friends of the Pawtuxet and the Cranston School Committee; and Dr. Jeanne Swen, Cranston family practice physician, will lead an audience discussion about the issues - some disturbing, some inspiring - explored in the film.

The film will be shown at
William Hall Library
1825 Broad Street, Cranston, RI  02905
(401) 781-2450

Click here to download a flyer.


Please spread the word!  For more information, contact
Megan Fischer
at fischer@childrenmuseum.org.


The conversations about the importance of play continue on the Children's Museum's
listserv, "PlayWatch: Connecting the Community to Promote Children's Play." 
To read the PlayWatch archives or to join the list, visit www.playwatch.org.

Visit the Museum's blog to learn about previous film screenings.

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