Our annual look at the state of RI’s children

By Susan Gale

Each January, we at Rhode Island Parent Magazine like to look at some aspect of Rhode Island’s children. Last year we examined statistics about RI’s kids. For this year’s issue, we are looking at laws and state budget appropriations that affect children for fiscal year 2017, which runs from July 2016 to June 2017. These areas may be benefiting you this year.

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5 science toys for the holidays

By Eric Bulmer

It’s that time of year again. Frantic holiday shopping with so much to do. But many parents are trying to buy presents that are more than toys – gifts that might actually teach the kids a thing or two. Science-based toys are a great way to do this. As a former classroom teacher with many years in the business of bringing science to children, I have a few suggestions.

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