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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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WE LOVE READING: TRAVELLING LIBRARIES IN EVERY NEIGHBOURHOOD

12/07/2015,

Reading is essential to the development of children’s personality, imagination, and cognitive skills. Children must learn to love and enjoy reading to reap its benefits, but regrettably not all children around the world read books daily. We have featured previously the amazing international work of the organization Book Aid International and today I am pleased […]

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VISUAL LEARNERS: A NEW VISION ABOUT AUTISM

11/25/2015,

We live in a crazy world, but it is also a world full of amazing people. At World Kids, we try to discover small projects that have a big social impact, and today I am really pleased to share with you this amazing Spanish project: Aprendices Visuales (or Visual Learners) Visual Learners is a non-profit organization […]

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Råå SCHOOL DAY CARE IN SWEDEN

11/18/2015,

We continue to discover amazing schools and nurseries across the world and today we are featuring this amazing school in Sweden. Situated on the scenic beach between the old Råå School and the Sea/Øresund the children’s day care centre embedded in the dune forms a conspicuously inconspicuous silhouette against the green and sand-coloured setting of […]

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BOOKS CHANGE LIVES: BOOK AID INTERNATIONAL

11/05/2015,

Book Aid International is the UK’s leading library development charity working in sub-Saharan Africa. Across Africa millions of people are unable to reach their full potential because of a basic lack of books, reading materials and information. Book Aid International believes that books and reading afford people the opportunity to improve their own lives and […]

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UWC: TRANSFORMATIONAL SCHOOLS AND EDUCATION

10/21/2015,

UWC schools, colleges and short programmes offer a transformational educational experience for students from all over the world. UWC delivers a challenging and transformative educational experience to a diverse cross section of students, inspiring them to create a more peaceful and sustainable future. UWC makes education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for […]

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ARCHITECTURE & EDUCATION IN NEW ZEALAND: CHRYSALIS CHILDCARE CENTER

10/08/2015,

I find very interesting how architecture and education interact. It has been fascinating to feature these previous childare centers in Mexico, Japan and Slovenia. Today we are featuring this amazing work in New Zealand by Collingridge and Smith Architects.   The Chrysalis Childcare Center is a unique and innovative childcare centre that captures the cultural […]

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SOCCER WITHOUT BORDERS: PLAYING FOR CHANGE

09/28/2015,

I am really happy to present you the amazing international work by Soccer Without Borders. Their mission is to use soccer as a vehicle for positive change, providing under-served youth a toolkit to overcome obstacles to growth, inclusion and personal success. Soccer Without Borders first began programming in 2006 to address three critical issues facing […]

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EDUCATION & ARCHITECTURE IN JAPAN: HAKUSUI NURSERY SCHOOL

09/16/2015,

Today at World Kids we are featuring this original nursery school in Sakura, Chiba (Japan), designed by Yamazaki Kentaro Design Workshop. Seiyu-Kai, a local social welfare firm specializing in elderly care facilities, approached Yamazaki Kentaro Design Workshop for the design of this new nursery that should accomodate 60 pupils. The overarching concept for this plan […]

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