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
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.