Sunday Video : Paint with Lego

Painting with Lego

Here’s a cute animated video, for lego fans and artists of all ages…

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Classy Classrooms

Oslo International School

When we visited the Lycée Francais de Porto for the very first time, I found myself thinking: “I want to go back to school!”. The campus is on the grounds of the Serralves park, the vast landscaped garden of a Portuguese industrialist that were bequeathed to Porto to create the Serralves Foundation Museum and the school.

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“One Day Young” by Jenny Lewis : The Book

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Last year I posted about  One Day Young”, a collection of images of women at home with their newborns, taken within the first 24 hours of life. A very moving collection of portraits, that photographers Jenny Lewis gathered in a book that will be published on March 12.

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Sunday Video : young humpback whale dancing after she’s been saved

humpback whale saying thanks to her saviours

The video below features Michael Fishbach, who is the co-founder of The Great Whale Conservancy (GWC). He narrates his encounter with a young humpback whale that’s entangled in local fishing nets. Without Michel, this whale was approaching near death. After the rescue the whale shows amazing appreciation as she follows her saviours and puts on quite a show for them.

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This Video Will Help You A Lot With Your Family Privacy

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Technology and social media are fun, but they can also be become a threat. When you take a photo with your smart phone post it on social media, you are just giving away your location when you . Do you really want that cute photo of your daughter posted on Instagram to reveal your address, your exact child’s bedroom location to anyone who wants to find out ?

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Sunday Video : 0 to 14 years in 4 min

Lotte - o to 14 y old

Frans Hofmeester has filmed his now teenage daughter Lotte for 15 seconds every week from the day she was born. Over a time-lapse video, you are about to witness one of the most mysterious, profound processes of human life – growing up – accelerated into four minutes. This is truly breathtaking (click on “read more” to access the video)

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Sunday Video : Wakeboarding with dolphins

Video Wakeboarding with the dolphins

Such an incredible ballet of dolphins…I wish it was me on that wakeboard. That said, I most probably  have stopped to swim with them!

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Babesta Beat : unplugged video

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Part of Babesta‘s series of fashion storytelling, this captivating video featuring cool city kids hanging out, playing & living together. Inspired by Patti Smith, it was shot by Katrina Tang with words (a poem) written by Jennifer Cattaui, and  music by Karel Otstavel.

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Home Grown Books : Not your ordinary toddler book

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There is a lot to love about Home grown books, a Brooklyn-based children’s publishing company founded by reading specialist Kyla Ryman. Their philosophy is simple: children deserve material as rich as their imaginations.

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Falling Up

Hugh Holland, Locals Only

Casa da Musica is a major cultural landmark in our new home of Porto. It is also an improvised skatepark. Skaters and other tricksters come from all over to carve the splendid ‎undulations in which this hard edged concrete crystal palace sits. That’s one of the things I love about

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Aquila magazine, for children 8 to 12

Aquila Magazine

 I am happy to share a family discovery : AQUILA, a monthly educational magazine for children 8 to 12. Aquila keeps children entertained with intelligent reading; every issue is organised around a theme, and contains articles, puzzles, fun activities that will enrich general knowledge. My kids love it and I have much pleasure

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The Benefits Of Yoga For Children

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Virginie Dreyer of Tiny-Om creates symbolic jewellery for little girls. Yasmine Mamoudieh, founder of myKidsy, helps parent to find the best courses, creative activities  and workshops in London.  A conversation around the benefits of yoga for kids started between us. 

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