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Education, Inspiration

THE HAPPYSELF KIDS’ DAILY JOURNAL

03/26/2020,

“Happiness doesn’t result from what we get, but from what we give”- Ben Carson How are you, my friends? I hope this post finds you and your family well.  I imagine you are also coping with the worries of coronavirus.  Today, with the help of Francesca – founder of The Happy Self– we will focus […]

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OCEAN INSTITUTE’S SUMMER CAMPS FOR CHILDREN IN CALIFORNIA

12/10/2019,

Using the ocean as a classroom, and with the philosophy that the experience is the teacher,  The Ocean Institute in Dana Point (California)  has been inspiring children of all ages and from all over the world to learn and love the ocean. The Ocean Institute, founded in 1977, is a community-based organization that educates 100,000 […]

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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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Inspiration

THE MYSTERY OF THE GOLDEN WONDERFLOWER BY BENJAMIN FLOUW

07/22/2018,

Today we propose you a very special trip to Marseille, where we will speak with French author and illustrator Benjamin Flouw about his book “The Mystery of the Golden Wonderflower”, recently published by Little Gestalten.   “The Mystery of the Golden Wonderflower” is a charming story that celebrates so many great things: nature, friendship, beauty, […]

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HOME DECORATION: LITTLE BIG ROOMS

06/15/2018,

“The most beautiful thing about living with children is that we are allowed to become children again ourselves”– Melissa Antonius and Lena Schimmelbusch.   Litte Big Rooms (New Nurseries and Rooms to Play in) offers endless inspiration to families that are interested in home decoration and kid-friendly interiors. This comprehensive book -written by the talented […]

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Education

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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Travel

TOURING FAMILY TALES: A FAMILY TRAVELING AROUND THE GLOBE

04/05/2018,

Have you ever dreamed of selling your home, quitting your demanding job, paying your debts and taking a gap to travel fulltime the world with your family? One year ago Louisa Trivett and her beautiful family decided that they needed a change and now they share their love for traveling and all their adventures on […]

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Inspiration, Travel

3 BOOKS FOR CHILDREN ABOUT LONDON

02/15/2018,

Are you traveling to London with your family soon? Would you like to introduce your children to this amazing city? Some time ago we recommended the London Lonely Planet Guide for children and today I am pleased to share with you 3 more books for children about London. I hope that you might find them […]

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Inspiration

COOKING & KIDS: LE PETIT CHEF

02/04/2018,

Cooking with children is something I have always enjoyed and found really natural. I feel children love the process of preparing, cooking and eating the finished dish. Cooking is also a great activity for the whole family in which science and math are involved: kids learn to measure, divide, add, learn about temperature, read a […]

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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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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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Travel

THE KENNEDY SPACE CENTER: THE GREATEST SPACE ADVENTURE ON EARTH

09/06/2017,

“Exploration is really the essence of the human spirit”- Frank Borman “The heroic spirit of these astronauts lives on in you, their stories tell the story of humanity: embracing the legendary in all of us”- James Lovell.     We had planned for months our visit to the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral– one […]

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SWEDEN WITH KIDS: LUND

01/22/2017,

Last August we travelled  from Denmark to Sweden. We crossed the Öresund Bridge that connects both countries and headed to Scania, the southernmost province in Sweden. We visited Mälmo and Lund, two beautiful cities of this region, known for its agriculture and heritage. It was my first time in Sweden and I fell in love […]

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Inspiration

SUMMER PLAYGROUND INSPIRATION WITH KID & COE

08/08/2016,

Back in January we featured some fun and bright kids room from different Kid & Coe residences from all over the world. Today we present a selection with some of our favorite backyard spaces from several Kid & Coe properties in USA, France and The Netherlands. I hope you will feel inspired by these amazing […]

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OUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM SHOP IN MILANO: ORSO BIANCO

06/12/2016,

If you are a “Gelato” fan you will be delighted with this post. In our recent trip to Milano we discovered Orso Bianco, a  small and charming ice cream shop, located in Via Casale 7 (Navigli Area). This artisan ice cream shop does not use artificial colorants, flavours or fat, and they are proud of […]

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JAPANESE ILLUSTRATOR SHINSUKE YOSHITAKE

05/15/2016,

I believe that we can use books as tools for helping children learn about the world. Rather than just focusing on teaching children to read, perhaps we should use literature and books to foster their understanding about the world. Today I would like to suggest you to discover Japan with your kids through 2 great […]

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HUSKYMAN: DOG SLEDDING IN THE PYRENEES

04/05/2016,

Have you ever dreamed of sitting on the comfortable seat of a fairy-tale Christmas sleigh? Being close to nature and a love of dogs are at the heart of mushing, an amazing activity for the whole family. Mushing consists of sliding over the snow on a sled pulled by dogs. Comfortably seated on a sled […]

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BUDDHIST TRADITION: THE MOUNTAINS OF TIBET

03/31/2016,

The Mountains of Tibet is a New York Times Outstanding Children’s Book of the Year and Best Illustrated Children’s Book of the Year (1987).Written by Mordicai Gerstein, is an inspiring look at life after death for all ages. Mordicai Gerstein has illustrated and written nearly 50 children’s books. He is also a painter, sculptor, designer […]

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ART & KIDS: MIRO’S MAGIC ANIMALS

03/23/2016,

Do you also feel that children naturally love art?  I truly think that art education is a creative opportunity for kids and that early years arts activities can help develop intrinsic human qualities, such as creativity, expression and imagination. The enjoyment of art education has many benefits for kids, but it is not always easy […]

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Travel

MY FIRST LONELY PLANET GUIDE: UNITED STATES

01/07/2016,

My first Lonely Planet Guide of the United States offers great travel secrets to young travelers . It is not the typical guidebook  for parents, but an amazing book thought specifically for children aged 8-13. My oldest son has been reading the Spanish edition this Christmas and he loves to tell me that  just for […]

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Education

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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ELEPHANTS: A BOOK FOR CHILDREN

11/23/2015,

Why do elephants flap their ears? How much do they eat? Why do they roll in the mud? My kids love elephants and they keep asking me questions that I can finally answer after reading with them this amazing book (edited by Thames & Hudson) Elephants will help you discover everything about elephants’ trunks, tusks […]

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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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A FEW IDEAS FOR A SPECIAL AND GENEROUS HALLOWEEN

10/31/2015,

Happy Halloween! What are your plans? I really hope you have a good one! Here are a few things that I would like to share with you about Halloween… so that we can try to make it special also for many other children and their families. – FARE (Food Allergy & Research Education) launched last […]

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ESTER GARCÍA & WHY CATS DON’T WEAR HATS.

10/25/2015,

On this cold Sunday afternoon, I am deeply enjoying Why Cats Don’t wear Hats (edited by Epigram books Singapore), a beautiful tale written by Victoria Pérez Escrivá and illustrated by Ester García.  Why cats don´t wear hats has also been published in French by Editions Tourbillon and in Denmark by Jensen & Dalgaard. It seems […]

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Travel

POP-UP NEW YORK: 3D TOUR FOR CHILDREN

10/09/2015,

Today we continue our serie of travel books for children, and from Paris we head to New York, in a 3D tour of the Big Apple! Pop-up New York is a wonderful  travel book (ages 5+)  written and illustrated by Jennie Maizels. She studied illustration at the Central St. Martin’s School of Art and Design, […]

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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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TRUE HEROES: HOPE FOR CHILDREN BATTLING CANCER

10/05/2015,

This is a very touching post about the most amazing and special book called True Heroes, a book that hopes to become the go to inspiration for kids fighting cancer. Every year an estimated 236.000 cases of cancer affect children under the age of 20 worldwide. That is about 720 new kids affected everyday! One […]

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