Meg on the moon/ at sea/ many other stories

I recently discovered these gorgeous books by Helen Nicoll and Jan Pienkowski. The stories are about a witch and her cat. They are colourful, fun, crazy story lines and even weird I can say. That is why I like them so much. I thought they were new, because of their modern, simply and bright illustrations, and then I discovered that they were written more than 30 years ago. If you don’t know about them, go to the local library and get a copy, I’m sure they will have them there. Extremely enjoyable.

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Each Peach Pear Plum

This book is a classic, an “I spy” story with Rhymed text and gorgeous illustrations. Written and illustrated by Janet and Allan Ahlberg, Each Peach Pear Plum is one of the most popular picture books in public libraries. I found it in a clearance of books from a playgroup that we used to go. Lucky me.

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Documentary about education- “La educación prohibida” documental sobre educación

I saw an Argentinian documentary 3 days ago which made me think. Is the school system really working? Why, if people and children and families are changing, don’t they do anything with the educational system in Latin America? How is it possible that we still use the same regime as in 1930? This documentary covers all the questions and tries to answer them.
It’s currently available only in Spanish, but I’m sure they will add subtitles very soon. In the meantime if you know Spanish, take the time to see this and think about what kind of education we want to give our children today.
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Este documental está dando vueltas desde la semana pasada, me tomé 2 horas y media para mirarlo y creo que realmente me dejó pensando cosas fundamentales. ¿El sistema educativo latinoamericano funciona? ¿cómo puede ser que si las familias, y los niños cambiaron, no hacen nada para cambiar el sistema educativo? ¿cómo es posible que tengamos el mismo sistema y programa que en 1930?
Este documental cubre todas estas preguntas y más. Está en español y aún no le han puesto subtítulos a otros idiomas, pero están en proceso. Si sos padre, o maestro o ambos o solo estás interesado, recomiendo se tomen el tiempo para reflexionar sobre lo que plantea este documental para poder repensar de que forma queremos educar a nuestros hijos hoy.

The Museum of Childhood – London

The Museum of Childhood is an adorable option to take your kids. It is in London, near Bethnal Green Station.
Firstly it is free. Secondly you can find any imaginable toy there, the museum is 3 floors up and it is full of toys. It is like Paradise.
Theres a lot of interactive games for kids as well, great entertainment.

You can see almost everything with nostalgia, things that we used to play with when we were kids are there behind glass. Last time I discovered one little train that my mum gave me when I was a child with discs of music in the back, I almost cried. I really want to take my parents there. Loads of memories.
There are a lot of activities as well to participate in and catch the attention of the little ones, we know that sometimes it is a difficult task to achieve

What was your favourite toy when you were a kid?