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Smart Food For Smart Kids

November 22, 2016
Healthy Food - Nutrition for smart brains

The right nutritional approach can make a great difference in a child’s development, with so much impact on intellectual capacities, concentration and behaviour – not to mention general health of course. We keep hearing about the five-a-day fruits/veg, but there is a bit more to it than that.
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Urban Farming : Top Job Of The Future?

November 9, 2016
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Ever make mud pies when you were growing up? These days, kids are as likely to be getting their hands dirty in the vegetable garden. Which could be a professional asset for them in the future! Urban farmers will be sought after, as futurists explain in this interesting article. Architects, like Sine Lindholm who created this Growing Sphere, are also considering the implications of a boom in Urban Agriculture.
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Learning About Sexual Stereotypes

October 5, 2016
Boy Girls stereotypes

Girls rock! I’m partial of course, as I have two daughters. Our eldest, twelve, has just returned from a class at school about sexual stereotypes – from the simple, seemingly innocent (little girls play with dolls, little boys play with cars, etc), to the more Continue Reading

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Going On A Humanitarian Trip With Children

September 20, 2016
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Want to raise socially conscious children, and take part in a family humanitarian trip? For children who live a privileged Western/urban life, participating in this kind of adventure is a chance to play a role in helping others, while at the same time expanding their worldview. A wonderful way, in other words, for them to experience classes in the school of life. Continue Reading

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Analog Animals

February 11, 2016
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Last summer we stumbled upon an unlikely relic, the Tado Ivanausko Zoologijos museum in Kaunas Lithuania. Here is a splendidly preserved time capsule of a natural history museum. It seemed like the entire animal kingdom in taxidermy, hidden away in a cabinet of curiosities that felt like it had not been opened since the Iron Curtain fell. We were practically the only people in the place. It was thrilling. Continue Reading

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Kid Robot : About Artificial Intelligence and the Future of our Kids

January 17, 2016
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Robots will replace us. We’re facing an uncertain future of Artificial Intelligence which at best, will render whole swathes of humanity redundant. At worst, AI will subsume our consciousness and make homo sapiens extinct, much as we in turn have consigned earlier species to the dustbin of history. How are we to protect ourselves, and moreover protect our children, from this seemingly ineluctable threat?  Continue Reading