Sunday Video : animals run the show

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Little ones will laugh out loud with this BBC video featuring talking chipmunks, farting gorillas or dancing birds. I hope you parents will join them and share a fun moment!

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Sunday Video : Optical Pop

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Optical Illusion? Most certainly. Photoshop? CGI? This remarkable pop video was made in a single, remarkable take. It gives both “Pop Art” and “Op Art” a whole new spin. Turn up the volume, and enjoy!

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Sunday Video : Growing cities

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Have you thought about starting to grow your own garden with your kids? On the balcony or window box, on the roof, on your backyard, garden…the size doesn’t matter, what is important is to plant a seed, to see life taking shape,

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Sunday Video : Banksy’s hide&seek game in NY

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Who does not love Banksy? Irreverent, clever, mysterious. This is a trailer for a documentary film of the ‘Artist in Residence’ in New York, during his month-long stint in the Big Apple. Or is it? With Banksy, you can never be too sure.

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Sunday Video : Wanna take a cool ride?

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Make yourself comfortable to watch this 3’50 long video. A hand animated toy car, 10 000 photos, 150 hours of shooting…

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Best kept secret in Paris & New York, by Marin Montagut

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A new generation of beautifully made travel guides is flourishing, giving our travels a different, more interesting angle. Bonjour Paris” and “Bonjour New York“, created by Marin Montagut are worth a place on the top of the must-buy list. Marin’s take on the world is joyful and easygoing, echoing his sunny and poetic imagination.

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Sunday Video : iDiots

Sunday Video : iDiots

You can never have enough of what you don’t need to make you happy…. Especially if ‘Planned Obsolescence’ is involved! This Sunday video is a little sermon for adults and kids alike.

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Mae’s radical haircut for a good cause

Sophie Demenge and daughter Mae

I am sharing this story of Mae, a 12 year old girl who decided to cut her hair, with the aim to make a cancer patient happy somewhere. Here’s how brave young Mae scarified her long 17″ (43 cm) braids…

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Sunday Video : Tiny Sydney

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A 1:32 long video that will bring back childhood memories and keep you glued to your screen. 

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Freddy Deane reports on Bologna Children’s book Fair

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Book books books! “The 51st annual Bologna Children’s Book Fair was a wow“, reports Freddy Deane, founder of Smiling Planet and writer+illustrator. His report tells us all about the event and the new great books to come.

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Sunday Video : Brilliant speech about education by a 13 year old

Logan LaPlante

This TED talk by a 13 year old boy has been around for many months, so it’s not very new. Nevertheless, it’s really a favourite that we keep showing to our friends. As thought provoking as it is entertaining, it’s another one to watch with the whole family. (click on READ MORE to access the video)

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Petit Zarafa : Play with languages

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When a child is playing, it is the perfect time to learn. With this in mind, Julie Klear and Moulay Essakalli of Zid Zid Kids have created Petit Zarafa™, the first play-based multi-language learning subscription website for little ones ages 2 and up.

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