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Monopoly Money

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We found an old Monopoly set in the attic of the summer house. My daughters were very keen to learn how to play. So I dusted off my memory of the rules, tried to recollect the Franc/ Dollar exchange rate (this set is from circa 1970), and we got down to business.

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Coup-de-Coeur : Play is Work by Kaija Vogel

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It is always a source of great joy to find new brands that brings something new, different and clever to the market. The coup- de-coeur of this back to school 2014 is Play is Work, a capsule collection of ethically sourced and beautifully designed leather overalls, trousers, vests, created by Kaija Vogel, a truly inspiring artist.

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A Look At… Mark Power

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Mark Power

A Look At...  Magnum photographer, Mark Power.

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Dagmar Daley SS15 by Elena Kost

Dagmar Daley

Dagmar Daley  worked in architecture and design before starting her line of kids clothing. Her stylish, simply detailed pieces are inspired by the pure and natural beauty of children and their imagery of childhood. The collections feature timeless designs, quality fabrics and fine detailing, all produced in San Francisco.

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Sunday video : you can learn anything

You Can Learn Anything

We still have to fight against genetic determinism and the old newtonian belief that we are controlled by our genes, that we are born with an unalterable genetic inheritance. The truth is that can really become what we want to be, we can learn anything, as shown in this video by the Kahn Academy. An encouraging message for some kids that are back to school with a form of anxiety.

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Maison&Objet : don’t miss…

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Chispum,, Sweetcase, Anatology, Sirch, Smiling Planet are among the brands not to miss at Maison&Objet. The home trade show will open its doors on September 5 in Paris. Thousands of exhibitors, and 305 children’s brands who will present toys, furniture, textile, home decor…all for children and their bedrooms.

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Early Puberty Epidemic

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There is a focus around health theses days on Pirouette, which reflects a rather sad reality : we live in a world that has become very toxic. I hope it helps raising awareness, to grow robust kids. The world will need all their intelligence and strength to invent new ways of living, closer to earth, closer to nature.

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Protection Against Cell Phones

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We all know, or at least we have the intuition, that  electromagnetic waves and fields (EMFs) have an effect on our health. UK studies have just shown that cell phone use in children and teens translates into 5 times greater increase in brain cancer.  Here’s about how to protect you and your family.

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Paper marvels : Zim & Zou

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The wonderful universe of  Zim & Zou is made of paper sculptures, installations, illustrations and more. No computer for this French duo composed by Lucie Thomas and Thibault Zimmermann as they prefer to create real objects using paper or other tangible materials.

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Parenting by Default vs Parenting by Design

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We are obsessed with our kids. Society’s move from ancestor worship to descendant worship ‎has made us uninterested in culture, more primitive in our outlook, worse citizens, and ultimately… boring. That seems the Parenting Paradigm as presented by the English media. Readers of Pirouette know that it need not be this way. 

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Meet Rachel Parent , 13 y old Food Activist

Kids Right To Know

Kids Right to Know  was founded by Rachel Parent, a 13 yrs old, who became one of the anti-Gmo movement’s most serious campaigners and gives new meaning to the term “youth activism.”

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A Look At… Olivier Ribardière

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Olivier Ribardière

A Look At...  Olivier Ribardière  self taught photographer specialising in children’s fashion

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