Maybe ( ) Together |What is Love?

A lovely stop-motion animation by Jackie Edwards using drawings made by children. "Love is a kind thing to do!" "Love is something very powerful!" "Love is something beautiful!" "I think love is important!" What is love? Maybe ( ) Together | What is love? from Performing Lines on Vimeo.  

Spooky Music

Why not listen to some really spooky music this Halloween. Let music fill the house when you carve the pumpkins and prepare tasty treats. . . Making a scary drawing and telling a dramatic story is easy when you listen to some eerie music. Composers use all sort of tricks to makes us feel scared …

Creative Spark – Neuroscience, Feelings and Creativity

What role do emotions play for children’s learning and their skills to solve problems in a creative way? Mary Helen Immordino-Yang says that neuroscience can help parents and teachers to understand how children learn best. Studies suggest that the same neural systems are used to feel our bodies and feel our relationships. The same systems are also …

Children and Feelings for other Animals

Framing animals as similar to humans may be a way to reduce prejudice and extend moral concern to marginalised groups. Showing children media presentation that emphasise animal similarity to humans decreases their perception that humans are naturally superior to animals. But this may not be enough to reduce prejudice and more concrete strategies may be …

The Power of Smiling

In this video Ron Gutman, founder and CEO of HealthTap, a personalized health-info site, talks about the importance of smiling and the way infants smile. Watch, enjoy  and Smile. Photo: Excitement by Michelle Meiklejohn 

Emotions and Thinking

A couple of years ago, Antonio Damasio challenged the dualism that had been a distinctive feature of particularly Western thinking: Nature vs Nurture, Mind vs Body, Reason vs Feeling. Damiso’s suggested that emotions could exist along with reasoning processes. Previously it was assumed that emotions disturbed the reasoning process. It should be pointed out that …