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TOYS THAT TRANSFORM LIVES: ONE TOY AT A TIME

11/26/2017,

“Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world”- Howard Zinn.     Christmas is approaching and unbeknownst to most of us, there are millions of children that will have no access to toys these coming holidays.  Many of these children because of being born into extreme poverty may never have experienced the […]

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Education, Travel

THE PHILLIP AND PATRICIA FROST MUSEUM OF SCIENCE IN MIAMI

11/21/2017,

“We should not teach children the sciences but give them a taste for them”- Jean Jacques Rosseau. We had read great reviews about the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science, but our visit exceeded all our expectations. The Museum is located in Downtown Miami close to Miami’s Arts and Entertainment District (which includes the […]

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ART EDUCATION FOR CHILDREN: IDEAS AND BOOKS

10/07/2017,

“Art has the role in education of helping children become like themselves instead of more like everyone else” – Sydney Gurewitz Clemens. My kids were just 9 months old when they first enrolled in Rita Noguera’s art workshops and I will always be grateful to Rita for showing us the importance of art and creativity […]

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2 GREAT SCIENCE BOOKS FOR CHILDREN

05/21/2017,

“Science is about the miracle of the mundane and children can appreciate this best. Every child is a Scientist” – Susan Bosak. There are different ways to get children to love science: expose them to science at an early age, mentor them in home experiments, use technology to motivate them to learn science, and explore […]

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ARTS & KIDS: HENRI MATISSE

03/21/2017,

“Creativity takes courage“- Henri Matisse. The Boston Museum of Fine Arts will be holding an exhibition this spring (from April 9th- July 9th) with a large collection of rarely seen works by French painter Henri Matisse. I wish I could travel to Boston to see this exposition as he has been a favorite artist of […]

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PARENTING IN THE AGE OF ATTENTION SNATCHERS

02/13/2017,

“The most precious gift we can offer anyone is our attention. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers“. Quote by Thich Nhat Hahn. I can’t say enough about Lucy Jo Palladino’s book Parenting in the age of attention snatchers. This book provides great research and results in neuroscience, explaining how our […]

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NATURE & PLAY: CEDARSONG FOREST KINDERGARTEN

12/11/2016,

“Children belong in nature, and nature belongs in education” We travel today to Vashon Island (Washington, USA) to learn more about the Cedarsong Forest Kindergarten, an entirely outdoor preschool for ages 2-6 years old. Cedarson Nature School opened recently the Cedarsong Forest Kindergarten, the first U.S. Forest Kindergarten based on the German model of Waldkindergartens […]

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15 THOUGHTS ON EDUCATION

09/26/2016,

I am pleased to share with you 15 amazing thoughts on education:   Teaching & schools: A great initiative in Canada that dismantles the traditional classroom. The secret of Europe’s top education system: lot’s of play A Montessori morning of a 4 year old. 3 rules to spark learning. An inspirational video for teachers: “every […]

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MEDITATION & YOGA FOR KIDS: BENEFITS AND ACTIVITIES

09/08/2016,

“Meditation not only reduces stress, but literally can change your brain”  This was the title of a great interview to Ph.D. Sara Lazar, neuroscientist at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School (you can read here the complete article of the Washington Post ) . Yoga (meaning union of our body, mind and spirit) is […]

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SPLAT!: ART HISTORY FOR CHILDREN

07/26/2016,

We continue to talk about art history for kids (we have spoken previously about Miró, Monet and Kahlo) with Splat!, a great book that traces art history through the artists who helped change its direction. Splat! is suitable for ages 8+ and was published this year by Thames & Hudson. Written by Mary Richards – […]

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Education, Inspiration

ART & KIDS: THE MAGICAL GARDEN OF CLAUDE MONET

07/06/2016,

We continue our series of art education for children by travelling to France to learn more about Claude Monet and his garden at Giverny.  The first step in our journey is the book  “The Magical Garden of Claude Monet” by  Laurence Anholt, a British writer and illustrator. Her books for children include other painters like […]

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