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ART & KIDS: SALVADOR DALI’S WHIMSICAL HOUSE-MUSEUM

08/02/2019,

” A true artist is not one who is inspired, but one who inspires others” – Salvador Dalí. A fun way for children to uncover the mysteries and secrets of the Spanish painter Salvador Dalí is by visiting the Portlligat House- Museum, the place in which he normally worked and lived with his wife Gala, upon […]

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2 GREAT ART BOOKS FOR CHILDREN

01/24/2019,

If you have been reading World Kids for a while, you know that I am always looking for the best art books for children. Today, I am thrilled to share with you two new books, both edited by Prestel Publishing, that expose children to fine arts, architecture, creativity, self-expression, sculpture, museums and history: “13 Artists […]

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HELP SYRIA’S KIDS: SHARING HOPE AND EDUCATION

11/16/2018,

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” – Nelson Mandela.   We live in a broken world where refugees are not protected. Today more people are being unwillingly displaced from their homes than at any time since the end of the second world war. This forced displacement is […]

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2 GREAT BOOKS FOR YOUNG EXPLORERS

10/24/2018,

“Exploration is really the essence of the human spirit” – Frank Borman. Children are little scientists that love to explore and learn about outdoors and space. Today we would like to recommend you two great books for young explorers: Space Kids and Explore!. Children will learn about stars, planets, moons, rockets, and astronauts with Space Kids, […]

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PANYADEN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL: A GREEN SCHOOL IN THAILAND

08/10/2018,

In our Education & Architecture series, we have featured previously some amazing kindergartens in Slovenia, Mexico, Japan, Sweden, South Korea and New Zealand. Also, you might remember our post about the Cedarsong Forest Kindergarten, an entirely outdoor preschool in Washington that combines nature and play. Today we travel to Thailand and discover another amazing educational […]

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KIDS & MANDARIN WITH CHINEASY

06/03/2018,

Mandarin Chinese is the most spoken language in the world and China’s economy is the second largest in the world, so many experts recommend learning Mandarin Chinese, the main spoken dialect. Standard Chinese, which is also referred to as “Mandarin“, is the official language of the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of China, […]

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ARTY STEPS: WALK THE CREATIVE WAY

05/11/2018,

“Creativity is now as important in education as literacy”- Sir Ken Robinson Arty Steps is a beautiful little art studio in Bogotá where kids aged 2 to 12 can gather is small groups and create. Children are introduced to art from prehistory to contemporary art and explore local and international artists. Today we travel to […]

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Education, Inspiration

MAISTORY BOOK: INSPIRING IN CHILDREN A LOVE FOR BOOKS

12/17/2017,

“Children are made readers on the laps of their parents” –  Emilie Buchwald. Do you want your child to love to read? Are you looking for resources to inspire your children a love for books?  Look no further! Today we interview Maya, founder of MaiStoryBook. Maya is an artist and elementary teacher-to-be-in training who is […]

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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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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, a neuroscientist at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School (you can read here the complete article of the Washington Post). Yoga (meaning the 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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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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ELS FOR AUTISM & ELS CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE

05/08/2016,

We have spoken previously about different initiatives to help people on the autism spectrum and today it is a pleasure to talk about ELS FOR AUTISM, committed to helping people on the autism spectrum fulfill their potential to lead positive, productive and rewarding lives. Their mission includes facilitating the development and delivery of treatment therapies, […]

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THE WHOLE-BRAIN CHILD: 12 REVOLUTIONARY STRATEGIES

05/02/2016,

I have just read the Spanish version of the New York Times Bestseller  The Whole-Brain Child.  12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind, Survive Everyday Parenting Struggles and Help your Family Thrive. Written by Daniel J. Siegel,  neuropsychiatrist  and parenting expert Tina Payne Bryson, The Whole-Brain Child explains the new science of how […]

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A SCHOOL FOR PEACE IN AFGHANISTAN

04/24/2016,

Today we travel to Afghanistan with a story that talks about death, architecture, education, war, peace, and a BLUE primary school in Afghanistan. In 2001 Maria Grazia Cutuli, a prominent Italian journalist, was murdered by a group of gunmen in Afghanistan. Ten years later, the Foundation named in her honour decided to build a “sign of peace”: a school that […]

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SCIENCE & KIDS: EUREKA!

04/10/2016,

Did you know that Alexander Fleming discovered pencillin by accident? That time travel might be possible in the future? That Marie Curie asked for a wedding dress that she could wear in the science lab?   Your kids can discover all this and more in Eureka!, a vivid retelling of the real-life stories behind some […]

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MUMBAI SMILES : PEACEFUL STRUGGLE AGAINTS POVERTY

03/11/2016,

In World Kids, we try to give visibility to the largest possible number of projects and NGOs related to childhood and education. Each of these organizations performs an extraordinary educational work in its field, focusing on cultural, artistic or sporting aspects. Today, it is my special pleasure to dedicate this post to Mumbai Smiles Foundation: […]

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NEW KINDERGARTEN ARCHITECTURE IN SEOUL: FLOWER + KINDERGARTEN

03/04/2016,

In our Education & Architecture section we have featured previously some amazing kindergartens in Slovenia, Mexico, Japan, Sweden and New Zealand. Today we will travel to the amazing city of Seoul to discover a new project  by Jungmin Nam (OA-Lab): “Flower + Kindergarten“, a project that combines education, architecture and environment in the highly dense […]

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LONDON & KIDS: WIGMORE HALL LEARNING MUSIC PROGRAMME

02/06/2016,

Last November I attended a piano recital at the Wigmore Hall, considered one of the world’s great concert hall for chamber and instrumental music. But I was amazed by their extraordinary Learning’s pioneering program, that reaches over 16.000 people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities every year. Now approaching its 115th birthday, Wigmore Hall is […]

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BENEFITS OF OPERA: THE MAGIC FLUTE

01/02/2016,

Listening to opera has huge benefits for children:  through opera children can understand character development, learn to be tolerant and understand other cultures, increase their language skills, stimulate their imagination, make connections across artistic disciplines and develop their understanding of music and their appreciation for the arts. Opera is also an excellent way to teach […]

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