Nature Story Bag

A day at the beach collecting shells and building sand castles inspires children to make friends with animals like the crabs runing along the beach and to dream up a story about the inquisitive and inventive princes and princesses who live in the sand castle they have just built. Stories help children understand their outdoor …

Asking Questions that Open the Possibility Door

Explore the learning potential and creative thinking benefits of shifting the way you ask your child questions. Good questions help children to think outside the square, they challenge assumptions and help to spark a desire to explore possibilities. A think dive into the unknown. Children love to ponder over ideas that are a bit silly …

Moomin – Ballet

"When everything is not well in the Moominvalley, Moomintroll and his friends heads to the Observatory on the Lonely Mountains". "In the Observatory they are told that the comet will hit the Earth within a few days. Will the Moominvalley survive?" Moomins are plump  and making a ballet with dancing Moomintrolls sounds like a real …

Re-Invent Drawing

Delightful inspiration! How do you draw? How do you use  crayons and pencils? And could you re-imagine drawing? The National Gallery of Victoria, Australia, with the help of Italian design duo Erika Zorzi and Matteo Sangalli of Mathery Studio, challenges everything that we normally link to drawing. And it is done in the most exciting, creative …

Why Kids Love to Play

Children learn by embracing the world. They are born with a curious mind and a desire to explore and learn. The dive into the world by watching, tasting. touching and feeling things around them. Awareness of how children learn and discover the world helps us find ways to support their development. Play is a hands-on …

Toys and Imagination

“Don’t play what’s there, play what’s not there”. Yesterday I browsed in a toy catalog. Yes I found some exciting things, like a bubble robot, LEGO and building blocks, but there were few toys that sparked my imagination.  Most of the toys were not open for interpretation and they would not inspire a child to …