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5 Days in the Interior Design Fair and What We Did Not Expect in Paris

5 days, 3000 exhibitors, and almost 90 000 visitors – this is the statistics of one of the biggest international interior design fair – ‘Maison et Objet’. This September in Paris we participated in a fair together with eight Lithuanian companies … daugiau

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Why do we need separate activity zones in the kindergarten?

Autumn is just around the corner and we are eager to take a look at kindergarten’s classrooms to prepare for little ones comeback. A day in a kindergarten consists of dozen different activities for children. Having different zones for each … daugiau

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A search for conceptual playgrounds leads to Japan

How a Japanese man changed the idea of a playground If you drive around any city you would probably spot mostly the same looking children playgrounds: some swings, slides, and a sandbox. We all know how to use them! Can … daugiau

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Simple tricks to do a kid’s room makeover

Each day is blessed with more signs of true nature awakening. As sun is showing all the dust on the windows – cleaning season is up! Starting fresh might seem as a mission impossible when you are standing in a … daugiau

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Why 98% becomes 12%?

98% => 30% => 12%  These are the results of creativity test, which was conducted in 1968 by famous scientist George Land with 1600 children throughout the years. Pre-schoolers were scoring the highest results – 98%, while fifteen-year olds were … daugiau

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Are you a carpenter or a gardener?

Have you ever thought that a word ‘kindergarten’ is made of two words – children and garden? We are so used to this word that sometimes we do not even notice what hides underneath it. Psychology professor Alison Gopnik wrote … daugiau

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Mysterious world of reflections. Will you dare to look?

„Environment is the third teacher“ said early childhood educator Reggio Emilia. Making a truly inspiring and interesting space for children is important for their development. Struggling how to do it? Use mirrors! A psychiatrist Jacques Lacan noticed that babies between … daugiau

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What if…you could encourage creativity with a simple question?

Congratulations on starting the new year! No doubt that you have already started to think about your goals. This year I promised myself to try to see usual things differently and word ‘creativity’ popped into my head. It is now so … daugiau

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The Power of Friendship

Early childhood educator Magda Gerber encouraged parents to let their children to make choices from an early age. Even when they are just infants and totally depend on us, they can show whether they want to be hold by the … daugiau

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Boredom equals happiness?

August has almost approached but there is still plenty of time for summer holidays. What do your children in summer? Visits grandparents? Attend sports, coding, or art camps? Or maybe you let them stay at home and play on their own? In … daugiau

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