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HALLOWEEN's Ghost Post - song and story

on Wed, 26/10/2011 - 22:40

I don't avoid to talk about 'the dark' with the kids. Every single one of us has bright and black sides, both of them make us complete.

Halloween allows me to take away or make less the fear of dark, black, monsters, witches, ghosts or mummies...even if these are white :)

Here is a little funny Ghost story, including song. 
Great to learn colors, animals and the words "Hello, I am ...", the counting from 1 to 10.

(Inspired by Time for Play 'Colored Ghost' story)

Filastrocca e storia di Halloween per bambini piccoli

on Wed, 19/10/2011 - 21:14

Celebrare Halloween è molto divertente per i bambini, poi da l'occassione di far conoscere (senza paura) il buio. Si può fare delle attività adatte all'età dei piccoli (2-6 anni) come creare un naso da strega tutto fatto di cioccolato oppure trasformare palloncini in piccoli mostri.

Cosa da pensare di raccontare una storia, come quella di Ladida, la piccola strega che non amava vestirsi di nero.

E nella storia canta la sua filastrocca di Halloween...

The Healing Power Of Play

on Wed, 12/10/2011 - 15:43

I dedicate this article to the healthiest activity of the world. It has the power to unite persons of all ages, races, religions, sexes, beliefsystems, it doesn't judge mental or physical conditions. 

This activity transformed my life when I was diagnosed with breastcancer and became a "pink" girl. It also gave the biggest possibility to my child of expressing herself without words. Both of us could simply BE ourselves in doing it. Many people with me are involved in doing it, advocating it, LOVING it.  

Please meet PLAY and some of it's players.

Incy Wincy Spider / Whisky Ragnetto - Filastrocca d'AUTUNNO

on Mon, 10/10/2011 - 15:11

Nursery Rhyme - Filastrocca 

'INCY WINCY SPIDER' (Whisky Ragnetto)


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Children & Animals aboard - Conclusion of the "World Animal Day 2011 - Bloghop"

on Sun, 02/10/2011 - 21:55

"Welcome to the World Animal Day family and, on behalf of all the animals with whom we share this planet, I thank you for your time, commitment and support".

 ~ Caroline Barker, Project Manager WAD organisation
 ~ Judith Moore-Shahverdian, Italian ambassador WAD
 ~ Angelique Felix, hostess of the WAD bloghop 'Children&Animals at play'.

Please feel free to share this article and as always I would love to read your comments.

Massaging the alphabet

on Sun, 04/09/2011 - 23:40

Massaging your older child is a wonderful, intimate occassion to make contact to eachother. It becomes even better when it's being done while singing a song.

Here you can look at the pat-a-cake nursery rhyme adapted to Chanel's age (5) with her new passion implemented : the letters of the Alphabet!

Spelen om te leren - bewegen voor kinderen en hun ouders

on Sat, 16/07/2011 - 18:45

portret a. felix

Kinderen moeten weer meer spelen, vindt de Nederlandse juriste en 'bewegingsjuf' Angelique Felix. Om ouders daarbij te helpen schreef ze het boek 'Spelend in beweging', vol inspiratie voor leuke en leerrijke spelletjes. En ze organiseert ook 'playshops'.

De Nederlandse Angelique Felix ontdekte haar roeping zo'n vijf jaar geleden toen haar dochtertje werd geboren. "Zoals zoveel werkende moeders was ik altijd in de weer. Mijn leven was ontzettend hectisch geworden, maar ik wilde niet dat mijn dochter daar iets van zou merken. Daarom besloot ik op elk vrij moment met haar te spelen: aan de kassa in de supermarkt, in de wachtkamer bij de dokter en natuurlijk ook gewoon thuis. Ik wilde haar tonen dat zij het allerbelangrijkste voor me was." Ze verdiepte zich steeds meer in de wereld van het spelen en ontdekte het belang ervan voor kinderen. Daarom besloot ze een boek te schrijven, ‘Spelend in beweging', met allemaal inspiraties voor leuke spelletjes. "Zo is de bal aan het rollen gegaan en kon ik aan de slag in een internationale school in Como, in Italië. Daar woon ik nu, maar eens per maand kom ik terug naar Nederland om workshops te geven. Of playshops, zoals ik ze noem."